As a full-service practice, West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in Bradenton, Florida, offer minimally invasive surgery to treat a number of gynecological conditions, including fibroids, polyps, and ovarian cyst removal. Many of these procedures can be done in the office and require less time for recuperation. For more information about minimally invasive surgery, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Gynecological minimally invasive surgeries are types of surgeries the team at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology perform without the need to make a large incision. Instead, the procedure is performed using less invasive approaches such as:
Many minimally invasive procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at the office.
Minimally invasive surgery offers a number of benefits when compared to open surgery, which is why the team at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology offers them at the practice.
The benefits include:
However, each patient requires individualized care, and while the team at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology may prefer minimally invasive surgery, it’s not always possible.
A laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that uses a laparoscope, which is a surgical camera that gets inserted through a small incision in your abdomen that allows the gynecological surgeon to see your reproductive organs without having to make a huge incision to open your abdomen for viewing. Additional small incisions are made in your abdomen for the insertion of the surgical instruments to perform the procedure.
Common laparoscopic procedures include:
A laparoscopy may also be recommended to assess reproductive health or confirm a diagnosis, such as endometriosis, which is a condition that causes your uterine tissue to grow outside of your uterus.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure that uses a hysteroscope, which is a type of telescope, inserted into your vagina to your uterus to assess health. During a hysteroscopy, your OB/GYN at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology may also insert surgical tubes through the hysteroscope to perform surgical procedures such as:
A hysteroscopy is also used as a diagnostic tool that may assist in determining the reason you’re having difficulty getting pregnant.
Robotic gynecological surgery is a very specialized type of minimally invasive surgery that uses robotic-assistance to perform procedures. West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology uses the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. This system allows the team to perform a number of gynecological surgeries with precision, including:
For advanced minimally invasive surgical options, call the women’s health experts at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology or schedule an appointment online.