Surgery can be stressful; therefore, Dr Diale's goal is to put you at ease whilst she proceeds to provide the best care possible according to your individual needs. After doing routine check-up and numerous tests, Dr Diale will create a treatment plan according to the diagnosis. The treatment plan will specifically be for you and the possible surgical needs, which then will either be minimally invasive surgical procedures or open surgical procedures, depending on your health condition.
Minimally invasive surgical procedures are procedures that are performed using small or keyhole incisions which results in less damage or leaves smaller scars to the body, less pain and less recovery time. Open surgical procedures are procedures that are done through an open cut in the skin. There are different types of surgeries that Dr Diale may perform, including:
Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is an alternative procedure to open surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where Dr Diale will use a fibre optic surgical instrument that has a camera and a light, called a laparoscope, to view the organs in your abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery involves small keyhole incisions. Dr Diale may also use laparoscopy as a diagnostic procedure and to treat conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, etc.
The laparoscopic procedure may be used to perform a surgical contraception method called tubal ligation, to repair previous sterilisation, or to do a hysterectomy laparoscopically.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure where Dr Diale performs an exam inside of your cervix and uterus. This procedure is performed using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope. The hysteroscope is inserted inside your vagina to take tissue samples, remove polyps or uterine fibroids, and to treat uterine bleeding.
Hysteroscopy is recommended when:
- When you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding
- When you are bleeding after menopause
- To diagnose the cause of infertility or repeated miscarriages
- To find and remove displaced intrauterine devices also known as IUDs
- To examine and remove uterine scarring, polyps or fibroids
Open abdominal surgery is also referred to as a laparotomy. This procedure is normally used for surgical procedures that cannot be performed using a minimally invasive or laparoscopic approach.
As a wife and a mother, Dr Diale understands how women are constantly self-aware of how they look, especially about their changes during and after pregnancy. Therefore, she takes extra care when doing surgical procedures.