Minimally Invasive Surgical Options
Development of new surgical techniques and advances in surgical equipment allow us to perform the majority of procedures in a minimally invasive fashion. Our physicians have extensive experience in these procedures and are considered the best in their field.
Two novel techniques, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, allow surgeons to perform most surgeries without large incisions in the abdominal wall. Most often, patients can go home on the day of surgery and recover to full activity in approximately two weeks after surgery.
These minimally invasive techniques offer many alternatives to hysterectomy for women suffering from:
- Uterine fibroids
- Severe endometriosis
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Painful menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea)
- Uterine thickening (adenomyosis)
Advanced laparoscopic procedures:
- Laser excision of endometriosis
- Laser and harmonic scalpel used in treatment of pelvic and abdominal adhesions, myomectomies
- Supra-cervical and total laparoscopic hysterectomies
- Removal of the ovaries
- Removal of ovarian cysts with preservation of the ovaries
- Laparoscopic treatment of pelvic pain, including presacral neurectomies and uterosacral nerve ablations.
Advanced hysteroscopic procedures:
- Endometrial ablation
- Resections of fibroids
- Resections of intrauterine adhesions
- Removal of polyps
- Corrections of tubal obstructions
- Evaluations of fallopian tubes (falloposcopy)