Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery refers to any surgical procedure that uses tiny cuts in the skin or no cuts at all. This is contrary to traditional surgeries where it often requires huge cuts or incisions.
At Women’s Healthcare of Norman, our clinical team includes physicians trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques for performing virtually any form of gynecological surgery you may need during your lifetime—including state-of-the-art da Vinci Robotic and laparoscopic surgeries.
- Smaller incisions or no incision
- Less pain
- Shorter procedure time
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay or no hospital stay
- Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery – For a variety of conditions and diseases,
including Hysterectomy or Laparoscopy, endometriosis, heavy periods, and pelvic
- Surgery for Endometriosis — A condition, frequently very painful, in which the type of
tissue that normally lines the uterus appears outside the uterus.
- Surgery for Pelvic Prolapse — A condition that sometimes occurs after childbirth or at
other times in which pelvic organs such as the bladder, urethra, uterus, small bowel, or
rectum may drop out of normal position, causing pain, discomfort, or other undesirable
effects. Surgical treatment options include a robotic-assisted procedure called da Vinci
Sacrocolpopexy for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse. (da Vinci Surgery)
- MyoSure — Removal of uterine fibroids or polyps without the need to cut or remove
any part of the uterus. www.myosure.com
- NovaSure — Endometrial Ablation; a fast, effective treatment for heavy bleeding
(menorrhagia) in women who do not plan to become pregnant in the future.
- Minerva is an endometrial ablation procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding.
It works by permanently removing the endometrium or the lining of the uterus (the part that
causes the bleeding), with quick delivery of energy through the Minerva array to create Plasma. The Plasma energy is contained in a soft conforming balloon.
- Permanent Sterilization laparoscopy
Laparoscopy is a procedure that uses a tool called laparoscope.
A laparoscope is a tool that comes with a tiny video camera and light at the end. This tool is inserted into the tiny incision the surgeon made. Once in the body, the surgeon can look at the video monitor and see what’s happening inside the body.
In laparoscopic surgery, a surgeon makes several small incisions (about 0.5-1 cm in size). Specialized instruments and a laparoscope are passed through these incisions. This allows the surgeon to perform same operations as traditional surgery but with smaller incisions.
Like laparoscopy, hysteroscopy also uses a special tool. That special tool is called a hysteroscope.
A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted tube inserted into the vagina, to examine the cervix and the inside of the uterus.
Hysteroscopy can either be diagnostic (to diagnose problems of the uterus) or operative (to correct an abnormal condition).
We also teach young women how to do self-breast exam at home.
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