Irish medics 'aiming to encourage endoscopic gynaecology'

Medical professionals in Ireland are being proactive in their attempts to bring gynaecological surgery standards up to international levels, it has been reported.

According to the Irish Medical Times, new society is being established to promote the increased use of an endoscopic approach to such treatment.

The Irish Gynaecological Endoscopy Society is being formed to address the issue of insufficient development in this field over the past decade, says obstetrician Dr Cathy Burke, a consultant at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

She commented: "As a group of professionals, many of whom have trained in leading gynaecological endoscopy centres worldwide, we wish to advance both basic and advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery nationally."

Dr Burke said this will be achieved through skills workshops, collaboration with colleagues, clinical research and an annual scientific meeting through which ideas, techniques and research findings can be shared.

According to the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society, most gynaecological problems can be safely managed by minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopic, hysteroscopic or vaginal approaches.ADNFCR-2094-ID-19052960-ADNFCR