Minimally Invasive Surgery


Women may experience health conditions that require surgery. Our goal is to perform those procedures using minimally invasive advanced technology. This technology includes laparoscopy and the da Vinci robotic-arm surgical system, which require much smaller incisions that generally result in a quicker recovery.

Procedures

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy

This is a minimally invasive procedure to remove the uterus and, if deemed necessary, the ovaries. A tiny camera is inserted into a small incision in the belly button and three to four other small incisions are made in the lower abdomen through which instruments are inserted and used to remove the uterus.

Laparoscopic myomectomy

The purpose of this procedure is to remove uterine fibroids, common non-cancerous growths in the uterus. Like other laparoscopic procedures, this is performed using several small incisions providing access points for a camera and instruments. This procedure removes fibroids while preserving the uterus for possible pregnancy. It is estimated that approximately __% of women in their childbearing years will develop fibroids. [We can remove the last sentence or make it more generic if you are not comfortable providing a percentage. Our goal was to indicate that it is very common.]

Vaginal hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus through the vaginal opening. A total hysterectomy removes both the uterus and cervix, while a partial hysterectomy removes the upper part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.

Endometrial ablation

This is a procedure to remove the endometrium, or lining of the uterus. This procedure may be used to treat women who experience heavy bleeding, periods that last a long time or bleeding between periods.

Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation is a procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied or blocked to prevent eggs from reaching the uterus, resulting in permanent birth control (sterilization).