In minimally invasive surgery, doctors use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery. In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.
The da Vinci system is a form of robotics-assisted surgery with many functions, including gynecological surgery. In the past, gynecological surgery required large incisions in the abdomen to perform. Open methods mean the surgeon cuts through fat, muscle, and other tissues to view the structures inside the abdomen.
Open surgery is an effective method for diagnosing gynecological conditions and repairing damage, but it also raises the risk of infection, bleeding, and extensive downtime.
With da Vinci surgery, your doctor at Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd can perform gynecological procedures through small incisions in your abdomen. Robotics assistance allows your surgeon enhanced control and precision for better outcomes and shorter recovery times than traditional open surgery.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat problems with your pelvic organs. During the process, your provider carefully examines the organ, determines the cause of your symptoms, and performs surgery to treat the problem.
The procedure is minimally invasive because your provider makes tiny incisions, typically less than one inch long. Then they use advanced instruments that easily fit through the narrow opening.
The key instrument, a laparoscope, holds a video camera and lighting. The camera sends a magnified view of the tissues inside your body to a monitor.
After using the images to diagnose the problem, your provider treats the condition by inserting long, slender surgical tools through the scope or additional incisions.
A hysterectomy is usually the first line of treatment for women who have ovarian, cervical, or uterine cancer. For noncancerous gynecological conditions, a hysterectomy is the last treatment considered.
Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd recommends a hysterectomy when all other nonsurgical treatments have failed. Or the team might suggest a hysterectomy if you have severe symptoms and you’re sure you don’t want to have more children.