Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery is any procedure that is considered less invasive than open or traditional surgery and results in minimal scarring, less pain and quicker recovery. Minimally invasive surgery is also know as laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy surgery is a surgical technique that is performed through small incisions using the assistance of a video camera.
Benefits of Laparoscopy:
- Smaller incision
- Lower costs
- Faster recovery
- May not require an overnight stay at the hospital
The most advanced type of minimally invasive surgery is robotic-assisted surgery. Robotic- assisted surgery is a minimally invasive surgery option where the surgeon is assisted by robotic technology. At Women's Surgery & Aesthetics Center, Dr. Furr specializes in this technique as a treatment option for conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse and ferility-preservation.
Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery:
- Less Pain
- Smaller Incision
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster Recovery
Types of Robotic-Assisted Surgery
At Women's Surgery & Aesthetic Center, Dr. Furr perform the following laparoscopic procedures through robotic-assisted surgery:
- Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
- Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Removal of benign gynecological tumors
- Removal of endometriosis
- Repair of pelvic organ prolapse
- Repair of pelvic organ prolapse with uterine preservation
Because robotic-assisted surgery is based on cameras and precision movements, it gives the physician great control during the operation, allowing for minimal risks and the best chance at a swift recovery. Robotic surgery can treat many conditions, but ultimately your doctor will determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. If you have recently been diagnosed with a gynecologic condition and need surgery, Women's Surgery & Aesthetics Center has several treatment options available including cutting edge robotic-assisted technology to make the entire process easier.