At one time, gynecological surgery involved big incisions made with a scalpel and a lot of risks. Modern technology has lowered the risks and made many common gynecological surgeries like hysterectomies, fibroid removal, endometriosis treatments, and vaginal support surgeries minimally invasive, meaning less risk and recovery time for the patient.
Here are some quick facts about minimally-invasive gynecological surgery.
1.Less Pain and Discomfort
Smaller incisions mean that most patients don’t suffer lingering pain or discomfort from minimally invasive surgery.
Many of the top-rated OB-GYN surgeons use Da Vinci robotics for minimally-invasive surgeries. The robotics allow the surgeon to make very precise and small incisions. These tiny incisions heal much faster than an incision made by a scalpel, and therefore allow healing within 2-3 weeks instead of 6-8 weeks.
Smaller incisions mean less blood loss, making the necessity of a blood transfusion during surgery much less likely.
Patients who have minimally invasive surgery have fewer and less extensive scarring than those who have traditional surgery. In many OB-GYN surgeries, the surgeon may not need to cut through the skin. For others, skilled surgeons can make incisions through the belly button, masking the appearance of scars.
Not every patient is a good candidate for minimally-invasive surgery, but for those who are, this type of surgery can address a variety of issues with less pain and discomfort, risk, and scarring with a faster recovery.
At New Beginnings OB-GYN in Montgomery, we specialize in making every day a new day for the women we serve. Whether you’re looking for prenatal care or are dealing with the changes brought on by menopause, our professional and compassionate staff provides the best care for every stage of a woman’s life.
In addition to prenatal and menopause care, we also offer a whole host of services like the latest technology and gynecological surgery. Our trusted female obstetrician/gynecologist physicians care for your total woman’s health needs. From annual checkups, pap smears, laparoscopic and incontinence surgery, to endometrial ablation and hormone replacement, we’ve got you covered. Call us today to learn more about our minimally-invasive surgery options and other stellar services.