The South Asian Minimal Access Gynaecology and Endometriosis (SAMAGE) centre comprises of a highly skilled team of advanced gynaecology laparoscopic surgeons, colorectal surgeon, urologist, pain specialists and nurse specialists with the aim of providing individualized care to women with advanced endometriosis and benign gynecological disease. The SAMAGE centre is based in the professorial unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
The Centre has been approved by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) as an international provisional endometriosis centre from 2018. Following an audit of the work done – Full accreditation will be sought in 2019. The SAMAGE centre is the first such international centre in the South Asian region and gives us the opportunity of triaging women with advanced stages of endometriosis and benign disease to centre based care. SAMAGE also aims to promote international collaboration for the exchange of information for research and increase public awareness of minimal access surgery for gynaecological disorders.
The SAMAGE centre will enable Sri Lanka to integrate with the international community of Gynaecological Endoscopy. This will provide Sri Lanka with a platform to develop its Gynaecological endoscopy services island wide with the ultimate goal of providing excellent care to its women.
Confidentiality and Right to information
The South Asian Minimal Access Gynaecology & Endometriosis centre is participating in the international database of laparoscopic surgical treatment and follow-up of patients with endometriosis.
Your information will be entered in to the BSGE database together with the results of clinical examination and any tests you may have.
The findings and results of any surgical intervention that you may have will be recorded and assessed and relevant details will be taken into the follow-up questionnaire.
This data will be anonymous in accordance with international data protection legislation.
Please be assured that the information you provide will be kept confidential.