Dr Pearce is a specialist in minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. He is one of a select few Gynaecologists in Australia to have undergone a two year post specialisation training fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery.
Dr Pearce is highly trained, approachable and very experienced. He will take a detailed history and appropriate examination from you. Dr Pearce will listen to your concerns and explain in detail, often with diagrams, so you are thoroughly informed what to expect prior to, during and after your surgery.
Dr Pearce can perform the majority of gynaecological surgical operations with the laparoscope (keyhole surgery). Using a small 1cm incision in the umbilicus, a small telescope, or laparoscope, is inserted to view the abdominal and pelvic organs, without the need for a large incision. Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is passed into the abdominal cavity to distend the abdominal front wall and the camera video picture is seen on a large surgical monitor, like a TV screen. With the aid of strategically placed small incisions, 5mm diameter instruments can be placed through the abdomen into the pelvis to allow visualisation of organs and to perform surgical operations.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy is used to investigate and diagnose various complaints, including pelvic pain, painful periods, painful sexual intercourse, and infertility. Fallopian tubal patency for fertility can be checked by passing dye into the tubes via the cervix, through the vagina.
The type of advanced laparoscopic operations Dr Pearce is able to perform include ovarian cyst surgery, Fallopian tube surgery including ectopic pregnancy, Tubal sterilisation, Endometriosis surgery, removal of adhesions (scar tissue), laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy (fibroid removal), laparoscopic prolapse repair and laparoscopic incontinence surgery.
Dr Pearce has had the appropriate specialist training and experience to manage appropriately, stage 4, advanced, pelvic endometriosis disease, including combined surgery with a Bowel and/or Urological surgeon if required.
The advantage of laparoscopic surgery is less pain, quicker recovery and smaller incisions (scars). Many laparoscopic operations can be performed as day surgery, allowing the patient to go home the same day. Recovery time depends on the surgical procedures performed internally, usually varying from 2 to 7 days for day surgery, longer for more complex operations.