Surgery is a key treatment modality for various cancer types, including cervical cancer. However, sometimes patients expect surgery, whereas surgery is not in their best interest for various reasons.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur in the wound made from a surgical procedure.
In 2000, when I was a young gynaecological oncology trainee, all our endometrial cancer patients who required surgery at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer had a laparotomy.
In my practice we collect patient feedback at 6 weeks after surgery and patients are very open about their experiences.
The hospital stay: After a laparoscopic procedure (for example laparoscopic hysterectomy) patients will stay in hospital for one or two nights; after a laparotomy (open, abdominal) the hospital stay will...
Patients frequently ask how we remove the uterus, which normally is the size of a pear, during laparoscopic hysterectomy.