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About our services
Mater Private is the leading private hospital for the treatment of gynaecological cancer in Ireland. It also provides a range of medical and surgical treatment for benign gynaecological conditions.
Mater Private Hospital is a leading Institution in Women’s health putting great emphasis on patient centred care and timely access to cutting edge technology for investigations and surgical management of all gynaecological conditions.
Gynaecological surgery refers to surgery on the female reproductive system. It includes procedures for cancer, benign conditions, infertility, and incontinence.
- Surgery for cervical abnormalities
- Cancer risk reducing surgery
- Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy
- Ambulatory hysteroscopy (hysteroscopy under local anaesthesia)
- Endometrial ablation (destruction of the endometrium to treat abnormally heavy periods)
- Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical treatment of endometriosis
- Ovarian cystectomy (usually laparoscopy to remove ovarian cyst)
- Oophorectomy (usually by laparoscopy to remove the ovaries)
- Myomectomy (removal of fibroid)
- Hysterectomy (removal of the womb usually by laparoscopic, robotic or vaginal approach)
- Surgery for all gynaecological cancer
- Surgery for prolapse. Some surgical options for treating prolapse include anterior repair (for bladder prolapse into the vagina), posterior repair (bowel prolapse into the vagina) and vaginal hysterectomy (for womb prolapse)
- Surgery for urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence is when there is involuntary leaking of urine due to coughing, sneezing, jumping. Surgery may be required
Depending on the need for surgery, we offer hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, robotic, open and vaginal surgery.
This involves passing a small camera through the neck of the womb to visualise the uterine cavity. It is used to investigate abnormal uterine bleeding (diagnostic) and surgical treat any abnormalities (operative). Abnormalities of the uterine cavity includes polyp, fibroid and septum.
Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic)
This type of surgery has the advantage of shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and less pain requirements. It involves small 1cm incision on the abdomen through which the camera and surgical instruments are inserted to perform the operation. Mater Private Network's Dublin hospital has the latest DaVinci Xi Robotic system as an option for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred approach for investigations of pain, surgical management of ovarian cyst, endometriosis, adhesions as well as hysterectomy.
Open surgery involves abdominal incision along the bikini line or midline up and down your abdomen. It is performed for large pelvic mass and gynaecological malignancies.
This surgery is usually required to treat prolapses. All the incisions are hidden in the vagina. Because there is no abdominal opening, pain is less severe and recovery is quicker.
Minimally invasive procedures are used where possible when surgery is required, which provides the benefit of quicker recovery, lesser pain, better healing and aesthetic and shorter hospital stay.
Mater Private’s gynaecological oncology service aims to provide the best possible service to women with cancers of the reproductive tract: ovarian, endometrial (womb), cervix, vulval, vaginal and other rare tumours.
Our service is staffed by a specialist team that includes:
- Gynaecological oncology surgeons
- Gynaecological oncology nurse specialist
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Palliative care
- Administration staff
We work closely with our colleagues in radiology, endoscopy and pathology to ensure the correct diagnosis and to enable us to tailor your treatment to your particular type and stage of cancer.
We understand that this can be a difficult time for patients and their families, and we do our utmost to provide the best possible care and support for you.
Our specialist treatment includes advanced surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Surgical treatments are provided by specialist surgeons in gynaecological oncology and can range from minimal access surgery by laparoscopy/robotic surgery to major cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer or recurrent cancers.