Faster Recovery With Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Women may need gynecologic surgery if they have issues with the structure or organs of the pelvic region, including the vagina, vulva, cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Our San Antonio OBGYNs provide several minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotic surgery.
Our experienced surgeons perform a variety of procedures to treat many conditions
Our OBGYNs provide expert diagnostic services and design individualized treatment plans for every patient. When medication, therapy or other treatment options don’t address a woman’s condition, patients can rely on our surgeons’ training and skills. Here are a few of the conditions we treat surgically.
- Pelvic pain
- Ovarian cysts
- Abnormal bleeding
- Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine polyps
Minimally invasive surgical procedures
Virtually all of our surgeries are minimally invasive procedures. Our San Antonio OBGYNs perform everything from hysterectomies and pelvic organ prolapse surgery to tubal ligation, uterine fibroid surgery and ovarian cyst removal using minimally invasive techniques. This type of gynecologic surgery benefits women in multiple ways.
- Less pain during recovery
- Faster recovery
- Very small incisions
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter stays in the hospital
- Return to daily activities faster than traditional surgery
Laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
Previously, surgeries such as hysterectomies were open surgery, meaning patients had a long abdominal incision and a more difficult recovery. Now, hysterectomies and many other surgeries are minimally invasive surgical procedures, performed laparoscopically or vaginally. Here’s how each type of surgery works.
- During a laparoscopic procedure, our OBGYNs use a long device called a laparoscope. They can attach a camera to the scope to get a view of the pelvic region, organs and abdominal area. For surgery, the surgeons can attach instruments to the laparoscope. During an abdominal laparoscope, physicians make small incisions in the abdomen that allow them to insert the laparoscope and surgical instruments.
- During a vaginal hysterectomy, our OBGYNs remove the patient’s uterus through the vagina. They can also remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries vaginally.
- Our physicians also perform vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.
Robotic minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Often, when patients hear the term “robotic surgery,” they picture a robot operating autonomously in the operating room. The reality is that one of our skilled surgeons is performing the surgery with the assistance of robotic technology. Our OBGYNs sit behind a console that provides them with a clear view of the surgical field, and they direct and control the robot’s laparoscopic instruments. Robotic surgery is extremely precise and allows surgeons to perform gynecologic surgeries that previously might have been difficult to do in a minimally invasive way.
Our San Antonio OBGYNs provide compassionate, comprehensive surgical care
For some patients with gynecologic problems, surgery is the most effective treatment option. Our highly trained surgeons offer gynecologic surgery that helps women get better and improve their quality of life. Contact us for an appointment.