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#CrediTalk: Discussion about gynecological surgeries with Dr. Sabhyata Gupta | Updated 2023

In conversation with Dr. Sabhyata Gupta to share her views and answer some of our questions. dr Sabhyata Gupta is the Head of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at Medanta The Medicity. She is the first woman to perform robotic gynecological surgery for cancerous and benign gynecological diseases in India.

Gynecological surgeries with Dr. Sabhyata Gupta

We asked her a few questions and she answered all of them very politely. So, don’t miss it, stop by.

Question 1. You were the first woman to perform robotic gynecological surgery for cancerous and benign gynecological diseases in India. Would you reflect on the experiences and challenges of the same?

Answer: It is indeed a nice experience to have a monopoly in any sector. But with robotic gynecologic surgery, the patient ends up making a very small incision, so recovery is faster. However, they perform the surgery just like an open surgery.

The difference between open surgery and invasive surgery is the size of the incision. Recovery time and pain are much less with robotic surgery than with open surgery. After these types of surgeries, patients can resume their daily activities fairly quickly. All in all, it’s a very satisfying way to work.

Speaking of the challenge – it is a very costly process. As of now, it’s the cost that bothers patients.

Question 2. In April 2019, news surfaced that women in Beed District, Maharashtra were undergoing hysterectomies to avoid missing work because they could not afford to suffer a drop in wages. What are the health effects of such cases? What would you like to say to these women?

Answer: Well, a strong message should be sent that hysterectomies are not the solution to all gynecological problems. These people need to see their doctor, get treatment. This is because many things can also be managed medically without surgery.

People need to understand that surgeries also have their side effects. Some patients need to have a hysterectomy, but not all patients need it. They can also have it treated medically.

Question 3. What is the biggest challenge for you when you receive a patient who needs gynecological surgery?

answer: Physicians do not face many challenges in this regard. But yes, sometimes when a patient comes with prior information, it becomes very difficult for doctors to explain the scientific facts of the disease to the patient. By advance information I mean when the patient and their family have already consulted a Google doctor. This becomes a challenge for the gynecologist to clear all doubts and explain the true fact behind the condition.

Question 4. There is a new trend around the world. Women can now choose to stop their periods with birth control pills and IUDs. Experts argue that there is no medical reason for women to menstruate. What are your views on this topic?

Answer: Menstruation is a very very psychological phenomenon. In general, it is a painful cycle and if for some reason it bothers you, it is better to go to a doctor and have it checked out. They will tell you if you need medication or just need to do some exercise. They can give the right solution to your problem.

Because there isn’t even a single drug that we can say it is 100% sure. All medications have some side effects. Some medicines may have side effects in person “A” and have no side effects in person “B”. Therefore, it is very important that whenever we use any drug, you pay attention to use it wisely.

Question 5. How has robotic gynecologic surgery demonstrated the health benefits for patients and physicians?

answer: As we have already mentioned, robotic gynecologic surgery is a minimally invasive type of surgery. So the incisions are small, the recovery is quick and the patient experiences very little pain. Blood loss is also much less in robotic gynecology surgeries. This is because the doctor sees the magnified view or 3D type of perception. So it’s very similar to what open surgery looks like.

The instruments they use are very flexible and their movement is very good. So, all in all, robotic gynecologic surgery is better than open surgery.

Question 6. What are the main causes of cancers related to the female reproductive system? Is hygiene all that matters?

Answer: When we talk about gynecological cancer, we are referring to uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer and more. As we all know, cervical cancer is preventable, yet the incidence is very high. HPV infection is the leading cause of cervical and vulvar cancer. Your family history also contributes to this.

There are certain predisposing factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and immune deficiency. Of course, hygiene is also important for general health. When hygiene is not good, there are more chances of attracting diseases and infections.

Read: 5 Facts About Ovarian Cancer Every Woman Should Know

Tips for the young girls

PCOD is one of the most common problems nowadays. Young women should have a good lifestyle, exercise and be in good health. You should also opt for vaccinations, which are available from birth through adulthood. Whenever you have a gynecological problem, it is better to do it visit doctor. The gynecologist will give you the best advice.

View all articles in the #CrediTalk series here.

About the doctor

dr  Sabhyata Gupta

dr  Sabhyata Guptadr Sabhyata Gupta is a famous gynecologist and Chair of the Department of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology Medanta-The Medicine, Gurgaon. She has a rich experience of 29 years in her field. dr Sabhyata Gupta is the first woman in India to perform robotic gynecological surgery for cancerous and benign gynecological diseases.

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