MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
The providers at Women’s Health of Central Virginia in Lynchburg are highly trained in performing minimally invasive gynecological surgeries to treat common and often benign conditions of the reproductive system. Advancements in technology have enabled doctors to treat a broad range of conditions including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Abnormal and heavy menstrual bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Postmenopausal bleeding
Minimally invasive surgery is shown to cause less pain, reduce recovery time, leave smaller scars, lower risk of infection and heal more quickly. There are several approaches to minimally invasive surgery such as hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and da Vinci® robotic surgery system.
Hysteroscopic surgery utilizes a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope inserted through the vagina to examine the cervix and uterus. Hysteroscopy is indicated for patients that have abnormal pap test results, abnormal uterine bleeding, bleeding after menopause, biopsy tissue from inside the uterus, remove endometrial lining and endometrial ablation.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that inserts a small tube with a video camera into an incision made in the belly. The procedure is used to examine abdominal and pelvic organs such as the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. A laparoscopic procedure can be used to treat endometriosis, find cysts, adhesions, fibroids and infection.
The da Vinci® surgical system is used to perform numerous female reproductive procedures such as hysterectomies, myomectomy, sacrocolpopexy and endometriosis resection. The da Vinci® system is a state of the art surgical platform that allows the surgeon to perform complex gynecological procedures with robotic precision.