The first ever Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Southern Mindanao was done last Oct. 2011 here in DDH.
The team was composed of Dr. Concepcion Rayel, Dr. Jean Salvador, Dr. Arturo Soria (Anesthesiologist), Dr. Gladys Rioferio (OB Resident) and Dr. Junette Grace Adtoon-Ko as the Head of the Surgery. There are only 3 incision made. Incision is only 0.5cm in size. The procedure is minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Adtoon-Ko is the first Filipino OB-Gyne in Southern Mindanao who to perform the procedure. She had her fellowship training in minimal invasive surgery in Gynecology at National University Hospital, Singapore, under the mentorship of Dr. Fong Yoke Fai the head of benign gynecology and minimally invasive surgery in gynecology.
The procedure is more convenient compared to conventional open surgery of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.
For more info please call our Department of OB GYN at 221-2101 loc 700.