Minimally invasive surgeries result in less scarring and a faster recovery. If you need advanced gynecological surgery, Mina Sinacori, MD, MPH, FACOG, and M. Bruce Christopherson, MD, FACOG, at Memorial Women’s Specialists in Houston, Texas, are trained in the da Vinci® surgical system for a wide variety of procedures, including hysterectomy and uterine fibroid removal. To learn more about this state-of-the-art surgical method, call or book a consultation online today.request an appointment
What are minimally invasive surgeries?
Minimally invasive surgeries use smaller incisions and tiny instruments to complete complex gynecological problems. They’re an alternative to traditional open surgery, which requires large incisions, significant blood loss, and long recoveries.
The providers at Memorial Women’s Specialists are trained in da Vinci robotic surgery. This approach involves the operation of a console that directs small, robotic tools. Your surgeon is present in the operating room for the entire procedure and has complete control the whole time.
The instruments move like a human hand but have greater precision, more expansive range of motion, and more dexterous movement capabilities than even the best surgeons. The robotic system uses a mini 3D camera to provide a close-up view of your anatomy, further increasing precision.
Why would I need minimally invasive surgeries?
Some gynecological conditions require surgery when conservative treatments like hormone therapy, physical therapy, medications, or lifestyle changes don’t help. These include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Ovarian cysts
Minimally invasive gynecological surgery can be performed on your bladder and reproductive organs, including your uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.
Minimally invasive surgeries can correct these problems or resolve symptoms like pelvic pain and irregular menstrual bleeding.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
When you need gynecological surgery, opting for minimally invasive techniques gives you a number of benefits as compared to traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries involve:
- Smaller incisions
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter, if any, hospital stays
- Faster recovery
Minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci system is so precise, and surgical outcomes are more reliable.
When possible, minimally invasive surgery is performed in the office, with in-office anesthesia and recovery available. This saves you the hassle of scheduling with the hospital and the cost of hospital care.
What gynecologic surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive techniques?
The da Vinci surgical system is useful for gynecological surgeries, as well as other general surgeries. Memorial Women’s Specialists may use minimally invasive surgeries to correct pelvic organ prolapse and to remove:
- The uterus and ovaries (hysterectomy)
- Uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
- Abnormal endometrial tissue
- Cancerous tumors
If you’re in need of gynecological surgery, opt for the most minimally invasive approach possible to give you satisfactory outcomes with reduced recovery and discomfort. Call Memorial Women’s Specialists or book your consultation online today.