Learn more about minimally invasive surgery from Dr. Ilanna Loeffel
Dr. Ilanna Loeffel wants women to understand the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic and robotic surgery allows our San Antonio OBGYN to treat most conditions without the disadvantages of traditional surgery. Dr. Loeffel says, “The pain and recovery associated with older surgical techniques isn’t the case anymore for most people. The pain, the recovery time and the amount of time in the hospital are significantly better with minimally invasive procedures.”
Dr. Loeffel enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of performing surgery
One of the things that Dr. Ilanna Loeffel likes most about her work is the satisfaction she feels when she completes a surgery. She knows that the procedure has relieved her patients’ symptoms with minimal pain and recovery time. Here are some of the advantages of minimally invasive procedures.
- Quicker recovery time
- Smaller incisions and less scarring
- A few, small incisions instead of one large incision
- Less blood loss
- Fewer days in the hospital, with many procedures performed on an outpatient basis
Our San Antonio OBGYN has training in all minimally invasive procedures
Dr. Ilanna Loeffel performs different types of gynecologic surgery for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
During hysteroscopy, our San Antonio OBGYN inserts a thin, lighted device called a hysteroscope into the vagina. The hysteroscope holds a camera and surgical instruments.
With laparoscopy, Dr. Loeffel inserts an instrument called a laparoscope into small incisions in the abdomen to view the pelvic and abdominal organs. She uses surgical instruments at the end of the laparoscope to perform surgery.
Dr. Ilanna Loeffel is certified to perform robotic surgery
Ilanna Loeffel MD received a certification in da Vinci robotic gynecologic surgery. Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Loeffel guides robotic arms and instruments from a console that provides an enhanced view of the area. Robotic surgery allows Dr. Loeffel to perform technically challenging procedures to provide successful outcomes.
Partnering with patients to find the best solutions to their problems
Dr. Ilanna Loeffel always partners with her patients to develop the best treatment plan for them. “I’m very honest with my patients about surgery. I want to make sure that we are both on the same page and comfortable that it is the right move for them.”