Minimally invasive gynecological (GYN) surgery can treat a wide variety of conditions. Sometimes, gynecological surgery is recommended for further evaluation of a condition, or to treat conditions that affect the organs in the female pelvic region. Though surgery may sound scary, these procedures are common and are performed on millions of women each year.
What Conditions does Gynecological Surgery Treat?
Gynecological surgery treats conditions affecting the uterus, ovaries, cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina, and vulva. These procedures can help with diagnosis, relieving pain or incontinence problems, or remove a cancerous tumor. Many of these surgeries are done laparoscopically, meaning the doctor uses a laparoscope to look inside the body without making large incisions, or any at all.
Your doctor may recommend gynecological surgery if you have one of the following conditions:
- Endometrial polyps
- Abnormal menstrual periods
- Heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia)
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine prolapse
- Urinary incontinence
- Ovarian cysts
Minimally invasive GYN surgery is also used to perform biopsies. Biopsies are minor operations in which your doctor removes a small sample of tissue to test for cancer or other conditions. If cancer is detected or if you are at high risk of gynecological cancer, your doctor may recommend GYN surgery to remove the ovaries (oophorectomy) or uterus (hysterectomy) as a preventative measure or treatment option.
What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery?
Because GYN surgery is minimally invasive, patients experience less scarring, lessened pain and discomfort during the healing process, faster recovery time, and lower risks of complication or infection post-surgery. It can also provide comfort to patients who may be anxious about undergoing more substantial procedures.
Our physicians may also use robotic assistance during a procedure. Robotic assistance allows the doctor to see 3D views of the surgical site, in addition to having more precise control and movement when making incisions or performing surgery.
Innovative Treatment with Improved Outcomes
Our gynecologists specialize in treating a wide variety of GYN issues, and provide comprehensive care to women of all ages. Our team of experts utilize state-of-the-art technology and the latest in surgical techniques and medical treatments, to provide the best outcome possible. To schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified OB/GYNs, call (716) 706-2112.