Approaches like minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery enable surgeons to achieve more precise results while reducing tissue damage to a minimum. The Women’s Health Group, P.A. has two offices in Manhattan, Kansas, where the highly skilled OB/GYNs assess your requirement for surgery and provide all the information you need. To find out more about modern gynecological surgery and benefit from reduced pain and recovery time, call The Women’s Health Group, P.A. today or book an appointment online.
The Women’s Health Group, P.A. surgeons use several techniques when performing gynecological surgery:
Laparoscopy uses a tiny camera on a flexible tube (laparoscope) that fits into a small incision. Other instruments go through additional small incisions, minimizing the tissue damage. Your surgeon uses the images sent back by the camera to guide the operation.
Robotic surgery also employs minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques but uses robotic arms to perform the procedure. Your surgeon directs the robotic arms from a computer console. They make the movements they want the robot to perform, and the robot arms carry out your surgeon’s instructions.
Open surgery is the traditional method, where your surgeon makes a large incision through skin and muscle to reach your organs. While less common now, thanks to minimally invasive options, open surgery is still the best approach for certain surgeries.
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
Minimally invasive surgery is an excellent choice for an increasing number of OB/GYN procedures. Your surgeon may use a robotic system’s software to plan the entire procedure before starting.
The Women’s Health Group, P.A. team might recommend surgery or robotic surgery for conditions such as:
Cervical, ovarian, uterine, and other gynecological cancers are also suitable for robotic surgery.
Surgery typically takes place while you’re under a general anesthetic. Alternatively, you might have a sedative that makes you calm and sleepy and a regional anesthetic that numbs the surgical area.
When your surgery is complete, you rest until your anesthetic or sedative wears off. Depending on the procedure you undergo, you might need to stay in the hospital overnight. However, most people can go home the same day.
Make sure you get plenty of rest, and remember to take your medications. Keep the area clean and avoid anything strenuous until your surgeon says you can resume your regular activities. You need to go to follow-up appointments at The Women’s Health Group, P.A., and contact your surgeon if you experience any adverse effects.
To find out more about surgery and its uses in gynecology, call The Women’s Health Group, P.A. today or book an appointment online.