Minimally Invasive Surgery Fredericksburg
Whether linked to fibroids, chronic pain, or heavy bleeding, some conditions can only be resolved through surgery. It is the last resort, but the good news is that new advances, available at Elite Women’s Health, mean virtually no scars and accelerated healing time.
When you’re ready to take the next step, the board certified physicians of Elite Women’s Health are here to offer personalized care and state-of-the-art alternatives to open surgery.
We treat a range of benign gynecological conditions, including:
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Ovarian Cysts and Masses
- Pelvic Pain
- Uterine Fibroids
- Surgical Sterilization
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimum invasive surgery (MIS) procedures cause less post-operative pain and discomfort. Studies have shown that patients undergoing MIS procedures report less pain and require smaller doses of pain relievers than patients undergoing traditional surgeries.
Shorter Hospital Stay
Shorter hospital stay and quicker return to normal activities. Patients who undergo MIS procedures are usually able to go home sooner. And, in many cases, the patient is able to return to normal activities and work more quickly
MIS procedures require a smaller incision, which means smaller, less noticeable scars. The scars that do form as a result of MIS typically have a less jagged edge, which gives them a more appealing look.
Less Injury to Tissue
Most traditional surgeries require a long incision. This incision usually has to be made through muscle. Muscle needs a significant time to heal after surgery. Because there are no long incisions in MIS, surgeons often do not have to cut through muscles to complete the procedure, which leads to less tissue damage and quicker recovery.
Higher Accuracy Rate
Because MIS procedures use video-assisted equipment, the surgeon has better visualization and magnification of internal organs and structure. For patients, this translates into a more accurate and definitive procedure.
Is Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Right for You?
At Elite Women’s Health, minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible. Some MIS procedures and surgeries may not be suitable for every patient. Your surgeon will discuss your personal options before any surgery.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our surgeons offer the following types of minimally invasive surgery tailored to fit our patients’ needs:
Hysteroscopic surgery involves placing a small camera through the cervix to look at the inside of the uterus. Specialized instruments can be passed through the camera which allows the surgeon to operate inside the uterus without an incision.
Patients having laparoscopic surgery will have a small incision inside or near the belly button, and may have other small (less than 1cm) incisions beneath the belly button. These small incisions allow the passage of a camera and special instruments into the abdomen, allowing the surgeon to carry out the surgery.
Laparoscopy may be used to evaluate and treat a range of conditions:
- Endometriosis treatment
- Evaluations for pelvic pain
- Ovarian Cyst Removal
For more information on Minimally Invasive Surgery, you can visit our patient education portal. You can also contact our office and schedule an appointment with any of our physicians. We would be happy to answer any questions and discuss your options.