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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Women's Healthcare Physicians of Naples

OB/GYNs located in Naples, FL

Surgery is always the last treatment considered, but when your pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding can only be effectively healed with surgery, chances are it can be performed with a minimally invasive one. The surgeons at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples specialize in minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. If you have questions or concerns about your gynecologic health, call their offices in Naples, Florida, or schedule an appointment online.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Conventional surgery is performed using one long incision. By comparison, minimally invasive surgery is performed using several small incisions. The incisions are just large enough to accommodate a surgical device called a laparoscope.

A laparoscope consists of long, thin tubes equipped with specialized tools and controlled by the surgeon. One tube contains a light and camera so the surgeon can see inside your body. Other tubes hold surgical tools used to perform surgery and take biopsies.

What is the da Vinci Surgery System?

The surgeons at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples are all certified to perform minimally invasive surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgery System. This is a type of laparoscopic surgery controlled by your surgeon, but it has advanced robotic technology that translates the surgeon’s hand movements into small, precise movements.

The da Vinci Surgery System is equipped with an enhanced high-definition camera with zoom capabilities, which provides excellent visualization of the surgical area. The robotic arms, the laparoscopic tubes, respond intuitively to your surgeon and move with better dexterity than the human hand.

What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive surgery?

Doctors at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples can perform most laparoscopic procedures in the office, so you avoid the time and expense of in-patient treatment. Since minimally invasive surgery only requires several small incisions, you experience:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery and healing
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less risk of infection

What Gynecological Procedures are Performed with Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive procedures can diagnose and treat many different gynecologic conditions. Doctors use a device called a hysteroscope to see inside the uterus so they can diagnose growths, adhesions, and the cause of abnormal bleeding.

Your surgeon at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples may use minimally invasive surgery to remove uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, and ovarian cysts and to treat endometriosis by removing the uterine lining. They can also perform a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, with minimally invasive techniques.

If you have any gynecological concerns, whether it’s pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or any other problem, please contact the team at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples. They’re available for consultations, to answer questions, and they offer expertise in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery if that’s the best solution to restore your health.