Endoscopic surgery

The main principle of every modern surgical method is the minimalization of trauma in order to reduce the hospitalization time and ensure a speedy recovery.

The hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are two methods of endoscopic surgery.

Doctor Ioanna Tsoumpou has successfully completed an MSc in Advanced Endoscopic Surgery at the University of Surrey in the UK and gained considerable experience in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis and in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.


Laparoscopy is a method of endoscopic surgery that allows for the control of the abdomen and of the internal organs (uterus, tubes, ovaries etc.)

The operation is performed under general anaesthesia with a thin optic tube (laparoscope) that is inserted into the abdominal cavity through a small incision near the umbilicus. Additional incisions are done for the insertion of the laparoscopic instruments.

Nowadays, almost all gynaecological operations are performed laparoscopically. The laparoscopic procedures can be diagnostic or operative.

Diagnostic laparoscopy

  • Investigation of infertility
  • Tubal patency test
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Acute pelvic pain
  • Suspicion of ectopic pregnancy

Operative laparoscopy

  • Removal of ovarian cyst
  • Removal of fallopian tube
  • Removal of ectopic pregnancy
  • Treatment of endometriosis
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Management of ovarian torsion
  • Fibroid removal
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of the ovaries