When your doctor suggests surgery to treat your gynecological problem, your main worries are likely to be how much pain it will cause and how long the recovery will take. The experienced surgeons at Mesbah OB/GYN in Garden City, New York, are experts in performing minimally invasive surgery for gynecological conditions, minimizing postoperative pain, and speeding up healing. To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for minimally invasive surgery, call Mesbah OB/GYN today, or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.
Minimally invasive surgery uses techniques that only require small incisions in your body. This is in contrast to the large wounds needed for open surgery. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are many and include:
In some cases, having minimally invasive surgery enables you to return home on the day of your operation.
There are two primary techniques in minimally invasive surgery:
A laparoscope consists of a flexible tube that has a camera and light on the end. Your surgeon inserts the laparoscope into a small incision in your abdomen then views the images the camera relays to a screen in the operating room.
Using these images as a guide, your surgeon inserts laparoscopic instruments into the same or additional incisions. They complete your surgery without needing to see the inside of your body directly.
Robot-assisted surgery is the most advanced kind of minimally invasive surgery. The Mesbah OB/GYN team uses the da Vinci® system, a state-of-the-art unit with robotic arms that perform the operation under your surgeon’s expert guidance.
The robot doesn’t act independently — it follows the movements your surgeon makes from the computer console. The technology does offer significant benefits, as it offers the highest degree of precision and superior dexterity.
You might benefit from minimally invasive gynecological surgery if you have a condition like:
For some patients, lifestyle changes, medication, and other treatments resolve or manage these problems. If they don’t, your provider at Mesbah OB/GYN might suggest surgery.
Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques are suitable for many gynecological surgeries. Among those that the Mesbah OB/GYN team performs the most regularly include:
Hysterectomy is the removal of your uterus. Depending on the type of hysterectomy, your surgeon might also remove your fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and/or part of your vagina.
A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the organs in your lower abdomen drop down into your vagina.
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure for removing uterine fibroids.
Endometriosis can cause severe pain due to plugs of tissue lining the uterus growing in other places. A resection is surgery to remove the endometrial plugs.
To find out more about minimally invasive surgery and how it could benefit you, call Mesbah OB/GYN today, or book an appointment online.