Minimally Invasive Procedures
|Minimally Invasive Procedures:||Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery utilizes tiny incisions to accomplish surgical procedures instead of a larger “bikini” or vertical incision. It is well established that these smaller incisions offer patients a quicker recovery with less pain, scarring and recovery time.
Common Laparoscopic Procedures
Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy: hysterectomy specifically implies removal of the uterus only.
Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy with bilateral salpingoopherectomy (BSO):removal of the uterus, both ovaries and fallopian tubes. In a woman that has not gone through menopause, removing the ovaries would remove a woman’s source of hormones and make her menopausal.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy: this removes the body of the uterus but leaves the cervix. This option is usually offered to women with normal pap smears.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy: removal of benign fibroid tumors (myomas) laparoscopically. Fibroids are very common benign muscle tumors. They are often associated with abnormal bleeding or, if large, pressure-like symptoms.
Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy: the goal of this procedure is to remove a benign ovarian cyst and preserve the normal ovarian tissue.
Laparoscopic Oophorectomy: removing one or both of the ovaries laparoscopically.
Laparoscopic Removal of Endometriosis: full surgical excision or destruction of any endometriosis implants.
- Laparoscopic Procedures for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: uterosacral ligament plication. Laparoscopic presacral colpopexy.
Hysteroscopy: using a tiny telescope to look inside the uterine cavity
Common Hysteroscopic Procedures:
- Hysteroscopic myomectomy: removal of a fibroid that is located inside the uterine cavity.
- Hysteroscopic Polypectomy: removal of a polyp that is located inside the uterine cavity
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