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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Dekalb Women's Specialists -  - OBGYN

Dekalb Women's Specialists

OBGYNs & Women's Health Specialists located in Decatur, Lithonia, and Stone Mountain, GA

Though medical care is preferred for the treatment of gynecological conditions, in some cases surgery may be needed to alleviate symptoms and improve overall health and wellness. Dedicated to offering patients treatments that provide the best outcomes, the team at Dekalb Women's Specialists performs minimally invasive surgery when appropriate. This means smaller incisions and a shorter recovery. To learn more about minimally invasive surgery, call one of the offices in Lithonia, Decatur, or Stone Mountain, Georgia, or book online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced surgical technique that uses special tools and small incisions to perform various surgical procedures. 

The physicians at Dekalb Women's Specialists are experts in minimally invasive surgery and uses the less invasive technique when possible because of the many benefits it offers you, including:

  • Less scarring
  • Reduction in postsurgical pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection and other complications

With minimally invasive surgery, the team may be able to perform your procedure in an outpatient setting so you can go home the same day. Or, you may only need to spend a day or two in the hospital. 

What are the types of minimally invasive surgery?

The team at Dekalb Women's Specialists uses many tools and techniques to perform minimally invasive surgery. 

Some of the types include:

Laparoscopy

During a laparoscopy, your provider uses a laparoscope to assist in performing the procedure. A laparoscope is a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and a camera. 

Your doctor inserts the laparoscope through a small incision in your abdomen, and the laparoscope transmits images to a computer monitor. Then, they make additional incisions to insert surgical tools to perform the procedure using the imaging as a guide. 

Vaginal technique

During this type of procedure, your provider makes small incisions through your vagina to gain access to your reproductive organs to perform the necessary treatment.

Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is the most advanced form of minimally invasive surgery. It combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with robotic technology that allows the surgeon to perform complicated procedures with greater flexibility and precision.

The physicians at Dekalb Women's Specialists use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotic surgery.

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is an in-office minimally invasive procedure that’s performed to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. During the procedure, your provider inserts a special tool into your uterus that emits radiofrequency energy to destroy the endometrial lining. 

What conditions are treated with minimally invasive surgery?

The team at Dekalb Women's Specialists treats many gynecological conditions using minimally invasive surgery. 

The most common procedures and conditions include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of fibroids, polyps, and ovarian cysts
  • Treatment for gynecological cancer
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Removal of endometrial tissue

Minimally invasive surgery may also be used to diagnose gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis. 

To learn more about minimally invasive surgery and if it’s an option for you, contact Dekalb Women's Specialists. Call the office that’s closest to you or book a consultation online today.