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Minimally Invasive Surgery

FemmPro OB/GYN

Obstetrics & Gynecology & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Garden City, NY & North Massapequa, NY

If you require or desire minimally invasive surgery for a gynecological problem, you’re in good hands with highly trained experts at FemmPro OB/GYN in Garden City and North Massapequa, New York. OB/GYN specialists use the latest advances in robotics and other minimally invasive approaches to ensure safety with minimal downtime after surgery. Schedule a surgical consultation with FemmPro OB/GYN by phone or online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery at FemmPro OB/GYN uses advanced surgical equipment and procedures to reduce risks associated with traditional open surgery. Some of the many benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less bleeding
  • A lower risk of surgical complications
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Smaller scars
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays

If you desire permanent birth control or experience unpleasant or unusual symptoms of a women’s health problem, minimally invasive surgery might be right for you.

What are the different types of minimally invasive surgery?

There are several types of minimally invasive surgery your OB/GYN specialist might recommend. Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries use tiny incisions and state-of-the-art equipment, allowing your surgeon to operate with optimal precision and accuracy. Vaginal and hysteroscopic surgeries help you avoid abdominal incisions altogether.

What is minimally invasive surgery used for?

You might require minimally invasive surgery to treat a gynecological problem if you experience:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Vulvar disorders
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Missed miscarriage or incomplete abortion
  • Congenital anomalies

Procedures your OB/GYN surgeon can often perform on an outpatient basis include cervical loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP), hysterectomy, diagnostic or operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, fibroid removal, ectopic pregnancy management, and much more. 

What should I expect during my surgery?

Follow your OB/GYN provider’s pre-surgery instructions to minimize your risk of complications. Stop taking certain medications, arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, and don’t eat or drink anything the morning of surgery if your doctor recommends it.

You’re given regional anesthesia to numb certain parts of your body or local anesthesia to put you to sleep. Your provider might make tiny incisions in your pelvic area or insert surgical instruments through your vagina, depending on which procedure you require. They stitch up any incisions and give you time to recover in a separate room.

What happens after minimally invasive surgery?

You can often go home the day of your minimally invasive surgical procedure, but you must have someone drive you there. Get plenty of rest, take medications as prescribed, and follow all other post-surgical instructions. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise until your provider gives you the okay.

If you require an OB/GYN procedure, you can trust the highly trained FemmPro OB/GYN team with your care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to determine if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery.