Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Specialist

Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Tallahassee, FL

When you need gynecological surgery to alleviate pain or disease, you may worry about the time, trauma, and expense involved. The team at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida, offers minimally invasive gynecologic surgery with laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, which uses smaller incisions, minimizes trauma to your body, and helps you recover more quickly. If you need gynecologic surgery or have symptoms that need relief, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.

Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive gynecological surgery?

Minimally invasive gynecological surgery is an approach that uses tiny cameras and small incisions or no incisions at all. Your provider at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine chooses a laparoscopy or hysteroscopy based on your needs.

With a laparoscopy, your doctor inserts a tiny camera, called a laparoscope, through a small incision in your abdomen. They then make one or a few more small incisions to thread small, flexible surgical instruments to repair organs and remove abnormal tissue. These small incisions are much less traumatic for your body than the large abdominal incisions used in an open surgery.

With a hysteroscopy, no incisions are made. Your doctor inserts a hysteroscope into your vagina and through your cervix, and the hysteroscope then transmits the image of your uterus onto a screen. Tiny surgical instruments are then inserted through the hysteroscope so your doctor can remove benign growths or treat other issues.

What can minimally invasive gynecological surgery treat?

The expert surgeons at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine prefer to use minimally invasive surgery for most reproductive disorders. They use laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgery for a wide variety of treatments, including:  

  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removing fibroids and cysts
  • Removing cancerous growths
  • Repairing abscesses
  • Removing adhesions

Sometimes, when your Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine surgeon is performing laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, they may notice more areas of concern. In those cases, they may need to switch to a traditional open surgery.

Do I have to be asleep for minimally invasive surgery?

Your surgeon lets you know whether your operation requires general or local anesthesia. If you need general anesthesia, you’ll be admitted to one of Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine’s partner hospitals. Your surgeon performs simple procedures at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine.

What is the recovery time for minimally invasive surgery?

Depending on the extent of your gynecological surgery, your recovery time can range from a few days to two weeks. In contrast, many traditional surgeries require up to six weeks to recover.

If you’re ready to stop suffering from a painful gynecological condition, book an appointment with Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine today.

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