Having performed advanced laparoscopic surgery for over 20 years, Dr Charles is one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in the UAE.
He is a specialist in the treatment of fibroids and undertakes almost all fibroid removal surgery by laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery with just an overnight stay in the hospital.
Dr Charles performs almost all benign gynaecological procedures, including myomectomies via laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery as it is associated with less post-operative pain and complications, a quicker recovery and a far superior cosmetic appearance when compared to laparotomy (open surgery).
An alternative method of treating fibroids is via Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE), whereby the artery supplying blood to the fibroid is blocked, thereby causing death of the fibroid. However Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE) is associated with a high risk of requiring re-operation (including hysterectomy) at a later date, an increased risk of permanent damage to to the ovaries, an increased risk of uterine infection and very high risk of a infertility and miscarriage.
Therefore, Uterine Artery Embolisation (UAE) should not be performed unless the patient is unfit for surgery.
Laparoscopic myomectomies by an experienced, skilled consultant gynaecologist with low complication rates remain the treatment of choice for fibroid removal.
A Myomectomy is an operation performed under general anesthesia to remove fibroids without removing the uterus (womb).
A fibroid is a solid, benign (non-cancerous) growth or tumour that usually arises in the womb. They are made up of smooth muscle tissue, the same as the womb but in excess. They all vary in size, shape, number and position – ranging from the size of a pea to the size of a melon and there may be more than one present.