Physicians at Baptist Medical Center may use minimally invasive techniques for a number of Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries to treat a range of conditions.
A minimally-invasive procedure that destroys the endometrium can treat excessive menstrual bleeding and may eliminate the need for a hysterectomy.
In some cases, it is recommended that ovarian cysts be surgically removed.
The inability to control the release of urine is quite common. Some studies suggest that around 1 out of every 4 women in the United States between the ages of 30 to 59 are affected by urinary incontinence.
A number of conditions, including damage to fallopian tubes, scar tissue, endometriosis, fibroid tumors, and ovarian growths, may contribute to infertility. Physicians can treat many of these conditions using minimally invasive techniques.
The most common of gynecological cancers, this occurs in the endometrium-the lining of the uterus. In most cases, surgical removal of the uterus-hysterectomy-is necessary to treat the disease.
In minimally invasive obstetric-gynecological surgeries, physicians use a device called a laparoscope, a slender illuminated optical or fiber-optic instrument that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall. The laparoscope transmits images from within the patient's body to a video monitor the surgeon views during the procedure. Laparoscopic surgery eliminates the need for a long incision in the abdominal muscles, making post-operative care and recovery much easier.
Certain minimally-invasive procedures are done using the da Vinci robot. Learn more about the da Vinci hysterectomy.
Learn about Center for Surgery in Baptist for Women.
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