Women's Health Specialists, PLLC
OBGYNs located in Murfreesboro, TN
Minimally invasive surgery offers a faster recovery, smaller or fewer scars, and less time in the hospital than traditional surgeries. At Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, expert gynecologists perform surgeries like hysterectomy and tubal ligation with small incisions and careful hands. Schedule your consultation for minimally invasive surgery online, or book your visit by phone today.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery, which covers surgical techniques that don’t require large incisions, may be an option for your next operation at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC.
The team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques for diagnostic and treatment purposes, depending on your needs and goals at the time of your visit. One common minimally invasive surgery technique, called laparoscopy, is common in gynecology.
Your surgeon makes several small incisions in your lower abdomen to access your pelvic organs. Then, through one of the incisions, they insert a lighted scope called a laparoscope. The laparoscope has a camera that transmits a live image to a nearby screen.
The surgeon uses the image on the screen to guide their hand while making repairs through the other small incisions. Alternatively, they can use a laparoscope just to view your organs and diagnose or assess a condition.
Women’s Health Specialists also offers daVinci® robotic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical system that allows your surgeon to use a computer interface for controlled, precise movements while making repairs. The team at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, uses robotic surgery for abdominal hysterectomies.
When do I need minimally invasive surgery?
Many gynecologic surgeries and diagnostic procedures are available with minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
Vaginal surgery, the most minimally invasive approach, does not require incisions. Instead, your surgeon performs the procedure through your vaginal opening.
The team describes the surgical technique they’ll use in advance of your surgery. They can use minimally invasive techniques to perform:
- Loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP)
- Tubal ligation
- Dilation and curettage
- Pelvic floor prolapse repair
- Endometrial ablation
Your surgeon tells you how to prepare for your specific minimally invasive surgery ahead of time and what you should expect during the recovery process.
What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgeries in any medical specialty offer considerable benefits to patients who are good candidates for the techniques. While minimally invasive options might not be the right option for every individual, they generally provide these advantages over open surgery:
- Less postoperative pain
- Smaller or less noticeable scars
- Fewer possible complications
- Less bleeding during surgery
- Quicker recovery and return to usual activities
- Low risk of wound infection
- Shorter hospital stay
If you have questions about minimally invasive surgeries and other ways they compare to open surgery, the team at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, is happy to answer them.
Minimally invasive surgeries often simplify the preparation and recovery and improve your long-term outlook. Book your appointment online at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, or schedule by phone today.
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