​Minimal Invasive Surgery

Minimal access surgery (MAS) or Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is undertaken with modern advanced surgical techniques that uses tiny cuts in the skin - or no cuts at all - rather than the large cuts used in traditional surgery methods. Surgical instruments are then passed through one or more little incisions. The surgeon examines and operates on the area in question by viewing magnified images on a television. At AKUH, we undertake most of our operations through keyhole (minimal access) and we are a training centre in this type of surgery. Prior to the surgery patients are seen by experienced faculty who discuss the merits and demerits of the various options including surgery.

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery include quick recovery and return to normal activities, less need for pain medications, less blood loss, less risk of hernia formation, early mobilization which reduces risk of blood clots, less chance of infection and is cost effective as the hospital stay is reduced.

At AKUH We offer the following types of minimally invasive surgery;

Laparoscopy - slender lighted telescope and miniature surgery instruments are used to look and operate on organs in the abdomen and pelvis through small cuts in the abdominal (tummy) wall. It is useful in assessing and treating conditions such as ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, and fallopian tube ligation for sterilization, removal of the womb, correcting prolapse, among others.

​Hysteroscopy – a thin lighted telescope is introduced into the womb through the cervix. Abnormalities of the womb lining (endometrium) can be diagnosed and treated using this method. These include abnormal growths bulging in to the lining (polyps), disordered growth of the lining (endometrial hyperplasia), fibroids, scarred womb, retrieving difficult-to-remove contraceptive coils, as well as obtaining samples to assess for cancer of the womb lining.

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) – AKUH was the first hospital in Kenya to offer this is a te​chnique to control pressure, pain and bleeding from uterine fibroids. Using a pencil-tip size cut in the artery at the wrist or groin a slender flexible tube (catheter) is threaded through the blood vessels to the fibroid's blood supply where small particles the size of grains of sand are released to float downstream and block the small blood vessels and deprive the fibroid of nutrients. The fibroids will then shrink reducing the symptoms. Approximately 9 out of 10 women who undergo UFE report their symptoms go away completely or reduced to a great extent.

Clinic time

​Consultations with our gynaecologists are available from Monday to Saturday. 

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
To book an appointment please call
Tel +254 020 3662876 or +254 711092876 during working hours.
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