Studies suggest that minimally-invasive surgery has been possible in 99% of cases for a variety of gynecological problems. This includes abnormal bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and other diagnoses.
At the Advanced Women’s Health Institute, we take a minimally-invasive approach to your GYN procedure whenever possible to reduce pain and speed up your recovery. Dr. Moore and his team have the specialized experience required to perform procedures many general OB/GYNs shy away from, and our commitment to personalized treatment will ensure that you are satisfied and comfortable with your plan going forward.
If you’re ready to know your minimally-invasive options, schedule your appointment today.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed using scopes rather than large incisions. A laparoscope or hysteroscope is used to perform the particular minimally invasive surgery.
If a medical therapy is not available or fails the GYN surgical literature demonstrates that at Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery(MIGS) sub-specialty centers over 99% of women with fibroids, abnormal bleeding, adenomyosis, endometriosis, benign appearing ovarian cysts, pelvic prolapse, and other GYN indications for surgery or hysterectomy are candidates for MIGS instead of open abdominal surgery. We offer the most minimally invasive of minimally invasive surgeries.
It is possible to offer a patient a less invasive, less painful surgery in the vast majority of cases. Some of these procedures include:
Open abdominal surgery
At the Advanced Women’s Health Institute, we do not prescribe robotic procedures. Most scientific publications agree that robotic surgery takes longer, costs more to perform, and is more painful. AWHI offers the least invasive procedures possible, and we are always searching for innovations to improve your patient experience.
Minimally invasive surgery reduces the healing time to days or weeks instead of weeks and months. Because of the tiny size of the incisions, or possibly no incisions, the woman is able to go home the same day, and will have a much faster recovery than if a large abdominal incision were made. Laparoscopic surgery is less painful and has a faster recovery than traditional open abdominal surgery. There is always the risk of complications in any surgical procedure, whether it is open abdominal surgery or minimally invasive surgery. Surgical literature demonstrates lower rates of complications for minimally invasive surgery compared to open surgery.
For hysteroscopic surgery, a general anesthetic is not necessary. The patient may choose this form of anesthesia, but it is possible to perform hysteroscopic surgery under an epidural or spinal block, or with IV sedation.
Minimally invasive surgery does not mean less risk. The incisions are small so there is less pain and a faster recovery but it is still the same surgery inside. Complications are possible in any surgery. However, studies report less risk of major complications with minimally invasive surgery compared to pen surgery.