Minimally invasive surgery has always been equated with laparoscopy or key-hole surgery. It aims to achieve similar, if not better results than open, cutting surgery with additional advantages of small wound, less pain and quicker return to normal activities.
Inurology, minimally invasive surgery is expanded into 4 different areas:
1. Extra corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) treatment forkidney stone
2. Endoscopy urology surgery
3. Percutaneous surgery
4. Laparoscopy urology surgery
In this lunchtime presentation by Dr Ho Siew Hong, each area of minimally invasive surgery was discussed and latest techniques were
These series of lunch time talks were held in East Shore Hospital on 17 January 2008, Gleneagles Hospital on 26
February and Mt Elizabeth Hospital on 4 July 2008. It is part of the Continuous Medical Education program for doctors and specialists
practicing in the hospital and its vicinity. This was followed by a lively Q & A session.
The lecture focuses on the newest developments, current opinion and standards of practice in the techniques of minimally invasive surgery in urology. The modern urologist must be familiar with all techniques of minimally invasive surgery so that the appropriate modality or a combination of modality can be deployed to achieve the best results for our patients.