Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced solution to carrying out the surgical procedures you need without causing the pain and trauma associated with open surgery. The highly experienced surgical team at West Kendall OBGYN, serving the Doral, Kendall and West Kendall areas of Miami, has specialist expertise in carrying out minimally invasive procedures to give you a more comfortable experience and outstanding results. Call West Kendall OBGYN today to schedule your consultation, or use the online booking tool.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is a way of performing operations without needing to make the large incisions required for open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is particularly valuable for gynecological procedures, and West Kendall OBGYN has a number of specialists in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery on staff.
When your surgeon carries out minimally invasive surgery, they either use a natural opening like your vagina, or they make very small incisions that are just large enough to pass a flexible tube into your body to the operation site. This method of surgery is called endoscopic or laparoscopic, or you may have heard it called keyhole surgery because your surgeon works through such a small opening.
The tube, or laparoscope, has a light source and a tiny camera that sends back images of your inner tissues and organs to a monitor screen in the operating room. Your surgeon can use these images to guide specialized instruments that also enter your body laparoscopically.
Some surgeons use robotic technology to aid them with these minimally invasive procedures, which affords them even better control of the instruments.
What Gynecological Conditions Can Minimally Invasive Surgery Treat?
Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more widely used for an increasingly wide range of gynecological procedures and is the standard for many of them. At West Kendall OBGYN, the team uses minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions such as:
Menorrhagia (painful periods)
Metrorrhagia (irregular periods)
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
Staging of lymph nodes
It’s also possible to use minimally invasive surgery to carry out vaginal reconstruction procedures.
What are the Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery has multiple advantages over traditional open surgery, including:
Less pain and discomfort
Reduced risk of infection
Shorter hospital stay
Faster recovery time
Far less blood loss
Reduced amount of scarring
The tissue damage you sustain during minimally invasive surgery is significantly less than during open surgery, which reduces the risk of complications considerably, and means patients who would be at risk during an open surgical procedure because of pre-existing health problems can receive treatment far more safely.
For more information about minimally invasive gynecological surgery, call West Kendall OBGYN today, or make an appointment online.