Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

In recent years minimally invasive surgical technological advances have enabled gynecologists  to address many surgical problems including chronic pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, uterine polyps, pelvic organ prolapse, ovarian cyst and cancer.

These techniques offer many advantages to patients. Due to smaller incisions or no incisions, there is often less pain, shorter hospitalizations, faster recovery time, less blood loss and ultimately quicker return to normal activity.  

Our physicians are experiences and skilled in innovative minimally invasive treatments including:

Hysteroscopic surgery

This technique does not require any incisions and has minimal recovery time and  allows for both diagnosis and treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding,  postmenopausal bleeding, uterine fibroids and uterine or cervical polyps

Advanced laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is used to diagnosed and treat problems in the pelvis.  During this procedure a lighted endoscope (tube) with a  camera on the end is inserted through a tiny incision in your abdomen. Additional small incisions are made to allow for operative instruments to be use during your surgery.   Laparoscopy can be done to diagnose and treat pelvic pain, endometriosis, or to remove the uterus, ovaries,  Fallopian tubes,  or an ectopic pregnancy.  Our surgeons are trained and experienced in laparoscopic CO2 laser to treat pelvic adhesions and endometriosis.

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery 

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery is performed with the da Vinci robot system that allows your gynecologist to do many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control.  The robot system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them.  The surgeon controls the arms while seated at a consuls near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site.  The instruments are  “wristed” and move like human hands but with a greater range of motion.

Vaginal surgery

This is the most minimally invasive approach to major gynecologic surgery.  It has all the recovery advantages associated with laparoscopic and robotic surgery while also avoiding any abdominal incisions.

Bladder sling

For women who suffer from leakage of urine when they cough, sneeze, laugh or jump an outpatient procedure with placement of a mid-urethral sling called Obtryx II can offer significant relief of this type of leakage. This minimally invasive procedure provides a ribbon of support under the urethra to prevent it from dropping during physical activity or with coughing, sneezing or laughing thereby preventing leakage.
Your doctor will discuss with you which surgical technique is best for your surgery.