Robotics & Laparoscopy

Dr Sem is a well respected robotic and laparoscopic surgeon.

Robot Assisted Surgery

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While laparoscopic surgery has been around for a few decades, robotic assistance is a relatively new development. The Davinci robotic system was given FDA approval for gynaecological surgery in 2005 and currently this remains the only surgical robotic system in clinical use.

Dr Sem is at the forefront of this leading edge technology. He operates using the most advance Davinci Xi robot at the Gold Coast Private Hospital.

He offers robotic surgery for complex gynaecological surgeries, such as hysterectomy, severe endometriosis and  myomectomies.

Hysterectomy

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Hysterectomy is the surgery to remove uterus. The commonest indication to perform hysterectomy is to remove fibroid uterus. It is the only definitive cure for abnormal uterine bleeding.

Risk Reduction Surgery

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Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy  is removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes in a woman with a hereditary ovarian cancer syndrome. Risk reduction requires removal of the tubes as well as the ovaries because some malignancies currently categorized as ovarian cancers may arise in the tubal epithelium.

Fibroid

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Uterine fibroids are the commonest tumour of the female reproductive tract and occur in approximately 25% of women of reproductive age. They are frequently asymptomatic, but when they do cause symptoms, these are likely to be menstrual problems, sub-fertility or symptoms associated with the size of the fibroids.

Ovarian Cysts

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An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary. Ovarian cysts may occur at any age, individually or in numbers, on one or both ovaries. More than half of all ovarian cysts are functional, meaning that they arise out of the normal functions of the ovary during the menstrual cycle.

 

Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a disorder of women of reproductive age, characterised by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus. It affects approximately 1 in 10 Australian women.

Endometriosis can lead to severe period pain, chronic pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse also infertility.