Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thousands of women undergo gynecological surgeries every year for various reasons and conditions. Despite advancements in modern technology, many of those procedures are still performed using large abdominal incisions. Here at Elite OBGYN, we know that women prefer less invasiveness, a shorter recovery period and less pain. With minimally invasive surgery, we can offer just that without sacrificing the benefits of traditional surgery.
More than a half million women undergo hysterectomies every year – often to address conditions like uterine cancer, excessive bleeding or fibroids. Although hysterectomies are routine procedures, traditional abdominal hysterectomies require a six to eight week recovery period and are associated with elevated risks of complications, such as bleeding and infection.
Laparoscopic hysterectomies address many of the problems with traditional hysterectomies by removing the uterus using very small incisions in the abdomen. The procedure is associated with a lower risk of complications, less post-surgical pain and a shortened three week recovery period.
An endometrial ablation is a less invasive alternative to a hysterectomy. Endometrial ablations are used to address menorrhagia or heavy periods. Instead of removing the uterus, it is left in place, and instead, the inside lining is ablated using heat. The entire procedure takes just minutes and is much less invasive and easier to recover from than a traditional hysterectomy.
Women often experience incontinence as the pelvic floor begins to weaken, failing to adequately support the bladder during strenuous activities. The most common type of incontinence is known as stress urinary incontinence, and it affects as many as one in four adult women in the U.S. Traditionally, surgery for incontinence has been performed via the vagina or large incisions in the abdomen. At Elite OBGYN, we practice minimally invasive incontinence surgery that requires only very small incisions and minimal sedation. The entire procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and most women have a recovery period of just days, rather than weeks.
Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right for You?
Minimally invasive gynecological surgeries are changing the standards in women’s health care, but the procedures are not necessarily right for everyone. Only a consultation with an experienced women’s health care provider can help you determine whether a minimally invasive procedure is right for you. For more information or to schedule a professional consultation, contact our office today.