Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery

There are times when medication and in-office procedures are not sufficient to treat gynecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, persistent bleeding or cancer. In these cases, surgery is often required. Traditional gynecological surgery used to involve an abdominal incision ranging from 6 to 12 inches in length. Because the size of such an incision, the patient experienced more pain due to the trauma to surrounding tissues, was more prone to infection and experienced longer recovery times. These days, laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative that accomplishes the same results with incisions that are less than 1 inch in length. Through these tiny incisions the surgeon introduces a lighted scope containing a camera and the necessary instruments to accomplish the task. Thanks to the lighted scope, the surgeon can see the target area and the instruments as she guides them to perform the operation. For more complex laparoscopic procedures, the doctors at MCSO use the da Vinci® Surgical System.This system gives the surgeon the additional range of motion and 3D vision required to perform more intricate surgeries. Minimally invasive surgeries result in many benefits to the patient including less pain, less probability of infection and less recovery time. Among the minimally invasive surgeries performed by our MCSO doctors are:

·         Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

·         Laparoscopic Assisted Supra-Cervical Hysterectomy

·         Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

·         Operative Laparoscopy, including ovarian cystectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy

·         da Vinci® Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy

·         da Vinci® Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy