Hysteroscopy pp 593-624 | Cite as

What’s the Role of the Hysterotrainers in the New Era?

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Abstract

The basic concept of laparoscopy was developed by Kurt Semm and Liselotte Mettler in the 1980s. However, the instruments and techniques used at that time (endotherm and loop) did not keep pace with the development of the surgical techniques and the variety of surgical indications. Advancements in instruments, technical support, and consistent training have considerably improved the procedure.

Laparoscopy today has become a standard operation with low complication rates and a regular learning curve. It is associated with reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stays, earlier return to normal activities, and fewer infections compared to all other surgical methods. Its major advantage is the possibility to simultaneously treat comorbidities, such as endometriosis, fibroids, or adhesions. Regarding family planning, complementary usage of hysteroscopy and laparoscopy might be useful to better diagnose anatomic pathologies, such as septum or adenomyosis, and allows simultaneous treatment at the highest level of safety. The final decision is made jointly by the doctor and the patient.

Keywords

Hysteroscopy Laparoscopy Endometriosis Myomectomy Fertility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Kiel School of Gynecological EndoscopyUniversity Hospitals Schleswig-HolsteinKielGermany

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