What is an invasive laparoscopy?


THE laparoscopy is a modern method of surgical diagnosis and treatment performed with the help of laparoscopic tools through small incisions. It is minimally invasive and has the advantage of a better aesthetic result and a better and faster postoperative recovery, while it is also characterized by less postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization time and faster recovery. Laparoscopic surgery is indicated in the entire range of pathological conditions of the intra-abdominal region, with few exceptions.

What are the advantages:


  • For the Surgeon
    With the magnification (up to 15 times) provided by the Laparoscopic technique, the surgeon has the ability to see in great detail anatomical elements that would not be easy with the open method. Also, with the initial incision of 1 cm (where the laparoscope is inserted) it has the ability to check not only the affected area or organ but the entire intra-abdominal area, e.g. in a woman who will undergo Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, the surgeon can check the uterus, ovaries, etc.
    Also important is the ability to record the entire surgery on DVD for future reference and training of younger surgeons.
  • For the Patient
    The advantages are multiple. The lack of a surgical "incision" significantly reduces operative STRESS. The method was able to take hold so quickly and replace open methods in the first place because it almost eliminated pain.
    Firstly, minimal post-operative pain implies on the one hand the best respiratory function (breathing) and on the other hand the patient's ability to move quickly the same day after the operation, resulting in the reduction of possible post-operative complications, e.g. atelectasis, pneumonia and thrombophlebitis. Secondly, complications related to the "incision" such as infection, rupture or postoperative hernia are rare.
    Finally, the aesthetic result is excellent and the hospitalization time is less than 24 hours.



Which operations are performed laparoscopically?



  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  •  Control of the patency of the fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain


Therapeutically it is used for:


  • Resolve component twist
  • Removal of ovarian cysts
  • Fallopian tube removal
  • Treatment of ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • Adhesion solution
  • Removal of fibroids
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of ovaries
  • Pelvic floor support in cases of organ prolapse


 Dr. Ioannis Kalogirou undertakes and has performed dozens of large (long hours) laparoscopic surgeries, always and if necessary with the help of a general surgeon or an oncologist.