by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)
“Best Things In Life Are Free” is a well known proverb and sometimes it may not be easy to grasp its meaning entirely. Well, as a gynaecologist and fertility specialist, I do see many woman and couples and become part of their journey to fulfil their dreams.
I feel “The Best Things In Life Are Small” and the best part of it , it comes in 3D .
Majority of women in their lifetime would have undergone a surgery. Whether a minor or a major surgery, it is still a nightmare to go through it. By the age of 60 , 1 in every 3 women would have undergone a hysterectomy ( surgery to remove the womb) for various reasons.
Traditionally, gynaecological surgeries ( surgeries involving female’s reproductive organs) , are associated with big skin incisions, painful recovery and longer time to get back to norm. Longer recovery means loss of quality time with family, personal or professional. For some, it means loss of income.
Gynaecological surgeries has evolved so much that the traditional phrase ‘big skin incisions, painful and slow recovery’ have now become ‘small holes, nearly painless and out -of-hospital the next day’ .
It’s called Laparoscopic surgery or keyhole surgery. Do you know that laparoscopic surgery has been reported since 1930s’, but yet many women do not know about this ?