Minimally Invasive Surgery Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimally invasive surgery services offered at Garden OB/GYN, a thorough evaluation
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), also known as videoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and "keyhole" surgery, involves the use of an endoscope or laparoscope. These tools are lighted tubes with magnifying cameras that are inserted through small incisions (as small as 1/16th of an inch), allowing surgeons to obtain a close-up view of the targeted area. There are several advantages to MIS procedures, including, but not limited to: shorter and safer surgeries, reduced hospitalization time post-surgery, faster recovery and return to normal activities, and minimal scarring.
Minimally invasive surgery is commonly employed for the treatment and diagnosis of various gynecological conditions, such as heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia), irregular menstrual periods (metrorrhagia), and ovarian cysts. Some examples of minimally invasive gynecological treatment approaches include hysteroscopic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery (e.g., laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation versus hysterectomy or myomectomy), robotic surgery, and vaginal surgery.