What is Microsurgery?

Microsurgery is a specialised surgical technique in Singapore that uses high-powered microscopes and precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on delicate structures of your body. With microsurgery, you can achieve highly precise and meticulous surgical interventions. It allows your surgeon to work with great precision on small structures, such as blood vessels, nerves, and other small tissues.
Microsurgery offers numerous advantages such as improved visualisation, enhanced accuracy, reduced recovery time, decreased scarring, and the ability to preserve function and aesthetics. Microsurgery plays a vital role in various medical specialities including gynaecology, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, and hand surgery.
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How does Microsurgery work?

Microsurgery in gynaecology is often viewed as fertility enhancing and can be used in both traditional open surgery, laparoscopy, or robotic surgery.
In microsurgery, the procedure begins with making a small incision near the targeted area. The microscope provides enhanced visualisation, allowing your surgeon to see the structures in great detail. Your surgeon carefully manipulates the tiny tissues, blood vessels, or nerves using microsurgical precision instruments, which are specifically designed for delicate manoeuvres.
After completing the procedure, the incision is closed with sutures. Sutures used in microsurgery are extremely fine to ensure accurate, inconspicuous, and secure tissue repair. Your recovery and healing process will depend on the specific procedure performed and the area of the body involved.

Benefits of Microsurgery in Singapore

  • Enhanced precision
  • Improved fertility
  • Minimised tissue damage
  • Improved outcomes
  • Increased success rates
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Reduced scarring and adhesions

What conditions can Microsurgery treat in Singapore?

Microsurgery can be used to treat the following gynaecological conditions:
  • Ovarian surgery: ovarian surgery such as the reimplantation of the ovaries can be conducted using microsurgery.
  • Metroplasty: a reconstruction surgery used to repair congenital abnormalities of the uterus.
  • Pelvic adhesiolysis: release of scar tissues or adhesions around the ovaries or fallopian tubes.
  • Neosalpingostomy: a procedure to reopen fallopian tubes that have been blocked.
Microsurgery plays a key role in improving fertility especially when intricate tissues like the ovaries and fallopian tubes are involved.

What can I expect after a Microsurgery in Singapore?

Generally, the results of microsurgery will vary depending on what condition you are being treated for and your individual case and health.
You can expect potential results such as improved functionality and fertility, reduced pain and discomfort, and an improved quality of life.
It is important to note that specific outcomes and recovery processes will be discussed with your obstetrician/gynaecologist, as they can provide personalised information based on your unique circumstances.

How many treatment sessions are needed?

The number of sessions required for microsurgery varies depending on the nature and complexity of the condition being treated.
For some patients, a single microsurgery is all that is needed to achieve their desired outcome. But in other instances, multiple microsurgery sessions may be required to achieve the same outcome.
The exact number of microsurgeries needed will be determined by your obstetrician/gynaecologist based on factors such as the extent of your problem, the specific technique used, and your individual response to the treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Is microsurgery safe?

Microsurgery is a minimally invasive surgery involving smaller incisions compared to traditional open surgery, therefore carrying less risk. However, it is important to note that even minimally invasive approaches still carry potential complications such as adverse anaesthetic reactions including bleeding and infection.

How long is the recovery period for microsurgery?

This depends on the extent of your microsurgery and the severity of your problem. Generally, recovery takes approximately 3-8 weeks. Your gynaecologist will follow-up with you post-surgery to guide you through your recovery and inform you when you can return to your normal activities or exercise.

How successful is microsurgery?
The success rate of microsurgery is typically high, with individuals who undergo the procedure experiencing good or excellent outcomes. It is important to note that individual experiences may vary and it is best to consult with your gynaecologist to understand the potential outcomes specific to your condition and situation.

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