Gynaecological Laparoscopy

Minimally-invasive surgery for reproductive well-being

'Keyhole' procedure, fast recovery

Given their role in her fertility and overall health, a woman’s reproductive organs require ongoing monitoring and, sometimes, surgical interventions, to diagnose and eliminate conditions causing them harm, while preserving or restoring optimal function.

The benefits laparoscopy offers to gynaecological health are many. Procedures such as hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) and myomectomies (removal of fibroids) can be successfully performed laparoscopically, with far less pain than open abdominal surgery, which requires larger incisions and longer hospital stays and recovery times. By contrast, recovery from laparoscopic surgery is generally faster, with reduced scarring and a lower risk of infection.

At times where a physical abnormality or other health issue could be affecting your reproductive system, which cannot be confirmed by an X-ray or an ultrasound, then minimally-invasive laparoscopy can be a powerful tool for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment.

Gynaecological Laparoscopy

The laparoscopic procedure

Assisted by my experienced team, I perform this ‘keyhole’ surgery in-house at the Aretaeio Hospital, under general anaesthetic, by inserting a laparoscope – a thin viewing tube - through a tiny incision in your abdomen.

The laparoscope allows me to examine your uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes and nearby organs in order to:

  • Diagnose and treat endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease and causes of female infertility
  • Remove fibroids, uterus, ovarian cysts, lymph nodes or to handle an ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilised egg attaches itself in a place other than inside the uterus)
  • Treat a range of disorders, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and certain forms of cancer
  • Evaluate certain cancers, including those of the ovary, uterus and cervix

I believe anyone can benefit from working with Dr. Stylianou. Her knowledge, her experience, her patience and her good communication skills enable her to give you the best possible care.

Christiana Koundourou

Dr. Stylianou is very professional. The care she offered me, both as a human being and as a doctor, was much more than I ever expected. Every appointment was unique and she minimised and handled every problem we encountered while also consulting with other specialists, without any hesitation, to secure the best results.

Valentina Panayiotou

First of all, Dr. Stylianou is a professional - simple as that. There isn’t a question she cannot answer or a medicine she doesn’t know. When she asks you to go to the laboratory for an analysis, she explains to you the process and what the possible results may mean. You do not feel, not even for a moment, that you are in uncharted territory. Secondly, the medical treatment you receive is of extremely high standards. She uses state-of-the-art equipment and, as a result, the patient feels secure and confident that the findings of an exam in her office are accurate.

Irene Sofokleous

Both Dr. Stylianou herself and her team and collaborators are excellent and warm, and there is great communication and support from them, which you need during those nine months.

Yiota Antoniou