Thanks to recent advances in technology and ongoing research in surgery, many gynecologic surgical procedures can now be performed in a minimally invasive manner, with smaller incisions and quicker recoveries.
As a result of minimally invasive surgeries, patients often experience:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss and need for transfusion
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Better cosmetic results with small incisions for minimal scarring
- Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases
- Gynecologic Procedures
The following procedures are used to treat endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic adhesions, pelvic pain, fibroids, ovarian cysts, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic organs prolapse, congenital abnormalities and other diagnoses:
- Hysteroscopy - this procedure uses a slender, light-transmitting telescope, called a hysterscope, to view and operate inside the uterus. The purpose is to create a uterine cavity best suited for embryo transplantation and/or pregnancy and remove any lesions within the uterine cavity.
- Laparoscopy - this surgery uses a light-transmitting telescope, called laparoscope to view inside the abdomen and pelvis. The laparoscope allows surgeons to perform procedures without making major incisions. Common laparoscopic procedures include tubal sterilization, ovarian cystectomy, hysterectomy, lysis of adhesions, treatment of endometriosis and adenomyosis as well as pelvic organ prolapse.
- Robotic Surgery- Gynecologic conditions are often treated with robotic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. A surgeon controls the robot and computer enhanced technologies that translate hand movements into precise micro-movements of the surgical instruments.