Doctor Helen Green
MBBS FRANZCOG CGO
Information about common surgical procedures
Use the following links to find detailed information specific to your upcoming surgical procedure:
- Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery)
- Robotic-assisted surgery (da Vinci®)
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Large Loop Excision of the Transformation zone (LLETZ or wire loop excision)
Information about specific conditions
For more information about specific conditions or tests, click on the links below to access the latest high quality information written specifically for patients:
Australian Professional Gynaecologic Oncology groups and Research groups
Types of Cancer
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgical techniques (often called ‘key hole’ surgery) enable surgical procedures to be performed through one or more 5-10mm incisions. Laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery are examples of minimally invasive surgery.
Who Can Perform Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Doctors who use minimally invasive surgical techniques have undergone extensive specialised training. Advanced laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical techniques require surgeons to undergo both training and formal credentialling to ensure patient safety and quality outcomes.
What Happens If I Can’t Have Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Dr Green also has extensive training in open surgery so if a minimally invasive approach is not appropriate for any reason, she can proceed with open surgery instead.
How Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Benefical?
Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits. The most obvious of these is the significant reduction in the size of the surgical incision (scar). Minimally invasive surgery magnifies the surgeon’s vision to facilitate more precision operations. It is associated with faster recovery times, lower requirements for pain relief, less disruption to other organ systems (eg bowel and bladder), an earlier return to work, a faster return to normal quality of life and fewer complications, compared to open surgery.
Who Should Have Minimally Invasive Surgery?
In the modern era of surgical techniques, most gynaecological problems can be managed with minimally invasive surgery. This includes operations for some gynaecological cancers. In most cases, Dr Green can offer patients robotic or laparoscopic surgery rather than open surgery.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr Helen Green of Embrace Gynaecology is a both a Specialist Gynaecologist and Certified Gynaecological Oncologist.
Embrace Gynaecology aims to provide quality care for a range of complex benign, precancerous and cancerous gynaecological conditions.