Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Women's Care OB/GYN

OBGYNs located in Totowa, NJ

Women’s Care OB/GYN in Totowa, New Jersey, aims to provide you with the safest and most effective treatment available and offers minimally invasive surgery to perform a number of gynecological procedures. To learn more about your gynecological surgical options, call the women’s health experts or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery refers to procedures that are performed using the smallest and fewest number of incisions possible. Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery are examples of minimally invasive surgeries.

The physicians at Women’s Care OB/GYN received special training to be able to perform these types of procedures. Prior to the use of minimally invasive surgeries, gynecological surgery was performed as an open procedure that required a large abdominal incision, a hospital stay, and a long recovery.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN may prefer minimally invasive surgery over an open procedure because of the benefits. Some of these advantages include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Less risk of infection
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Less pain

Minimally invasive surgery also means you’ll be able to get back to your usual activities faster, which may mean taking less time off from work.

While minimally invasive procedures are preferred, not everyone is a good candidate. After an examination and review of your medical history, your physician will determine the type and method of surgery that’s best for you.

What is a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a laparoscope, which is a surgical camera that is inserted into your pelvic area through a small incision. The laparoscope may be used as a diagnostic tool to identify sources of pain or evaluate your reproductive organs, or as a surgical tool.

If you’re having laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon makes a few additional small incisions for the surgical tools and uses the laparoscope as a guide to perform the procedure. Laparoscopy is performed under anesthesia to reduce any discomfort.

What types of procedures can be performed?

Your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN may use minimally invasive surgery to perform a number of gynecological procedures.

Some of the most common include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy (removal of fibroids)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Removal of certain types of cancer
  • Evaluation of various gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis
  • Treatment of urinary incontinence due to pelvic prolapse

The area of minimally invasive surgery for gynecological purposes is evolving and improving, which may mean an expanding list of procedures is available in the future.

For more information about minimally invasive surgery, call Women’s Care OB/GYN, or use the online booking tool.