Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is used to treat problems of the female reproductive system. However, rather than using large incisions to reach the reproductive organs, surgeons enter the body through the vagina or tiny incisions in the abdomen.
If you are eligible for gynecologic surgery, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. We offer a variety of options for women of all ages at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican — Find a Doctor to get started.
Why We Perform Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
People generally recover quicker after minimally invasive surgery than after traditional or open surgery. Compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is associated with less blood loss, less pain, and less disruption to your life. Women who have minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can often return to their usual activities in a week or two after surgery (as opposed to a recovery time of a month or more with traditional surgery).
Your doctor may recommend minimally invasive surgery to treat a variety of gynecologic conditions, including:
Our doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican will likely use one of two main approaches to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery:
- Laparoscopic surgery uses tiny incisions in the abdomen to reach the reproductive organs. Carbon dioxide gas is used to gently inflate the belly to make it easier to see organs and maneuver instruments. Surgeons insert tiny cameras, lights, and surgical instruments through these incisions. The camera and lights allow doctors to see the inside of the body, so they can manipulate the surgical instruments to perform the surgery. A special surgical robot may also be used to better reach and manipulate instruments within the body.
- Hysteroscopic surgery, or no-incision surgery, is another approach. For some surgeries, especially those affecting the uterus, doctors can reach the surgical site through the vagina and cervix.
Your minimally invasive gynecologic surgery will be performed in a hospital operating room under general anesthesia.
Recovering After Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
After surgery, you will go to a recovery room, where nurses will monitor your vital signs and overall health as you wake up. Most women go home within 24 hours or so of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The length of your stay will depend on the procedure you had performed, your overall health, and if you experience any complications.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers treatment for many gynecologic conditions through minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.