Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Women's Healthcare Group

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in York, PA

Because of advancements in modern surgical solutions, you can undergo many gynecological procedures with just a few incisions. These minimally invasive surgical methods, offered by the OB/GYN team at Women’s Healthcare Group in York, Pennsylvania, result in a faster recovery time, so you can get back to your regular activities as quickly as possible. You can book your exam by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the practice directly.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is often the last resort for treating chronic issues or for resolving an urgent concern. You might be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Tumors or growths
  • Uterine polyps
  • Pelvic adhesions

In some cases, your OB/GYN may need to perform a diagnostic procedure with a laparoscope, which is a long thin tube with a camera at the end. This minimally invasive surgery involves going in to look at your pelvic organs directly in an effort to diagnose a condition, rule out possible issues, or biopsy tissues.

What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred surgical method in most cases, but sometimes traditional open surgery is still the best solution. Usually, though, your OB/GYN prefers to perform minimally invasive surgery because this technique offers the following benefits:

  • Less risk of bleeding
  • Improved surgical accuracy
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Small incisions
  • Less post-surgical pain
  • Decreased hospital stay

The expert team at Women’s Healthcare Group performs some minor procedures right in the office. If needed, your dedicated OB/GYN can also perform your minimally invasive procedure at the nearby York Hospital or at Apple Hill Medical Center.

What Happens During Minimally Invasive Surgery?

During your minimally invasive surgical experience with your practitioner from Women’s Healthcare Group, you can expect compassionate treatment. The team works diligently to ensure your entire surgical experience goes smoothly and spends time educating you on preoperative and postoperative care.

During minimally invasive surgery, your practitioner makes a few small incisions, instill carbon dioxide gas into the abdomen and pelvis that helps them better see your internal organs and tissues. They carefully insert the laparoscope into one incision, then use the other incisions to insert surgical instruments.

Your OB/GYN watches a monitor that provides live images from the laparoscope. They can make any repairs, remove tissues, or gather biopsies by moving the instruments. Afterward, you get a few small stitches or surgical glue and relax in the recovery room. In some cases, you can go home within hours of your minimally invasive surgery. An overnight hospital stay may be required depending on your specific procedure.

Book your minimally invasive surgery consultation at Women’s Healthcare Group today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to speak with a team member.