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Minimally Invasive Surgery

 (MIS)

Laparoscopy and da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

The physicians of Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics have seen significant evolutions that have transformed surgery as we know it. All the providers at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics can provide minimally-invasive surgical options, including Hysteroscopy, Operative Laparoscopy, and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. We are also excited to offer one of the most groundbreaking alternatives to “open” surgery for patients who may require gynecologic surgery. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced robotic, technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. Your provider will help guide you toward the option most suited for you.

What is minimalistic invasive surgery? How can it help me?

Minimalistic invasive surgery is a set of less invasive techniques than what is referred to as “open” surgery. With minimalistic invasive surgery, the incisions made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than cuts made during open surgery. The benefits of minimalistic invasive surgery in comparison to open surgery are:

  • A shorter hospital stay or no hospital stay at all
  • Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring or no incision at all
  • A faster recovery
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications

Procedures & conditions treated with minimalistic invasive surgery

  • Hysterectomy, with or without removal of ovaries – brochure
  • Myomectomy (removal of fibroids) – brochure
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic adhesive disease
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

What is the da Vinci® Surgical System?

The da Vinci® Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments, and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity, and control.

The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the surgical area.

The da Vinci® instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist, allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body. Procedures that may be done via da Vinci® are hysterectomy, myomectomy, and ovarian surgery. Like laparoscopy, da Vinci® procedures are performed via smaller incisions resulting in faster recoveries and shorter hospital stays.

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