Single Incision Laparoscopy – Landmark Cases
2009 - First Single Incision Womb Removal (Hysterectomy)
Anthony Siow & Jasmine performed the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy in Singapore in Sept 2009.
The patient had early cervical cancer and needed her womb removed. The surgery took 118 minutes and her post operative pain score was 1/10. She did not require any pain medication and was well enough to go home the next day after surgery.
Singapore Medical Journal Article - First Single Incision Hysterectomy
2010 - First Single Incision Fibroid Removal (Myomectomy)
Anthony Siow & Quek Swee Chong performed the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Myomectomy in Singapore in Aug 2010.
The patient had 4 large fibroids removed and recovered with just "a tad bruised in the lower abdomen". Being a renowned journalist, she documented her surgical experience in the local newspaper.
Docs removed fibroids via 2cm cut in the naval - First Single Incision Myomectomy
2011 - 2013 First Single Incision Womb Removal in Indonesia, Philippines,Vietnam and Cebu
Anthony is frequently invited to teach and demonstrate Single Incision Laparoscopy overseas. In 2011 - 2103, he performed the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Indonesia (Fatmawati Hospital, Jakarta), Philippines (Philippines General Hospital, Manila), Vietnam (Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Min City) and Cebu (Perpetual Succour Hospital).
2013 - First Single Incision Fibroid and Gallstone Removal
|Anthony Siow & Quah Hak Mien performed a rare two-in-one Single Incision Laparoscopy in Singapore.|
The patient had a 9cm fibroid and 2.5cm gallstone and with Just One Cut at the belly button, TWO major surgeries were successfully done to remove the fibroid and gallstone. The patient was exceedingly relieved that both problems were treated at the same setting, essentially reducing her surgical risk and hospitalization cost by half.
Read more about it here. First 2-in-1 Single Incision Laparoscopy