Mahkota Medical Centre, the largest private tertiary hospital in South Malaysia, hosted a seminar to share the benefits of the laparoscopy, also known as minimally invasive surgery, for various clinical conditions.
With public awareness and acceptance of laparoscopic surgery in Malaysia still low, Mahkota Medical Centre is focused on championing greater understanding and knowledge about laparoscopic surgery so that patients can make more informed choices on their surgical treatment options.
The seminar focused on gynaecological conditions to create awareness and encourage women to consider this proven minimally invasive surgical procedure as an option over conventional open surgery.
The educational session demonstrated how laparoscopy could treat common gynaecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, hysterectomies, myomectomies, and other health conditions with minimal pain, low levels of complications, and faster recovery.
In welcoming their guests, Mr. Stanley Lam, Chief Executive Officer at Mahkota Medical Centre, said that medical centres play a fundamental role in educating and engaging the public on the treatment options available for every condition.
“In addition to providing quality comprehensive medical care for patients, medical centres should also function as a platform to educate the public about advances in medical and surgical treatments.”
Mahkota Medical Centre is committed to increase public awareness on the benefits of laparoscopic surgery, so as to empower them with the knowledge needed to make the best decision for their wellbeing. We are committed to deliver the best outcomes for patients, because our patients recovery and wellbeing is our utmost priority.
Therefore, we believe that it is our responsibility to increase awareness and dispel inaccurate beliefs around laparoscopy that has kept many from seeking this proven surgical treatment.”
Mahkota Medical Centre’s Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Reproductive Medicine, Dr. S. Selva shared the benefits of laparoscopy in the gynaecology field through a presentation and brief videos of real life surgeries he had performed.
Since receiving his first training in laparoscopy in 1994, Dr. Selva who has performed over 5,000 laparoscopic surgery cases since then, elaborated on how the procedure provides more choice, greater convenience, and tremendous comfort for women.
“As an obstetrician and gynaecologist, I believe that laparoscopy can truly change how patients view medical treatments. This surgery will not only give patients options for treatment, but it will also enable patients to experience faster recovery, less pain and less scars due to the smaller incisions involved in the procedures,”
In conjunction with the seminar, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Pahang Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Almutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Alhaj, who is also the Founder and Patron of the Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation (TAFF), launched the book “Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynaecology and Common Diseases in Women – Surgery with Minimal Scars and Maximal Benefits” written by Dr. Selva.
The book covers up-to-date information on gynaecological conditions and new advances in laparoscopy options that can be performed on an outpatient basis with less scarring, bleeding, and pain – including for procedures such as ovarian cystectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis excision and pelvic adhesion removal that can be performed with paper cut-sized incisions at the belly button.
The book which retails at RM100 is available at Mahkota Medical Centre with 20% of the proceeds being channelled to TAFF to aid the foundation’s efforts in championing IVF treatments for Malaysians and to highlight the important link between laparoscopic gynaecological surgeries and fertility treatment.
Following this seminar, Mahkota Medical Centre will be rolling out a series of health talks on laparoscopic surgery in the next two months. The public is encouraged to join these talks, as it would be an opportunity for them to gain more knowledge about laparoscopy.