Minimally invasive surgery carries a lower risk of pain, infection, and downtime than traditional open surgery. The board-certified OB/GYN general and robotic surgery team at Women’s Healthcare of Norman in Norman, Oklahoma, specializes in minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online today to meet with an experienced gynecological surgeon.
Minimally invasive surgery requires fewer incisions in the skin than traditional open procedures. Each incision is small, reducing a patient’s risk of infection, scarring, and extensive downtime.
At Women’s Healthcare of Norman, physicians are trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques, performing virtually any form of gynecological surgery you may need during your lifetime — including laparoscopic procedures and state-of-the-art da Vinci Robotic surgery.
There are two main types of minimally invasive gynecological surgery:
Laparoscopy uses a laparoscope tool, which includes a tiny video camera and light at the end. Your surgeon inserts the tool through tiny incisions. Once in the body, the surgeon can look at the video monitor and see what’s happening inside the body. This approach allows the surgeon to perform the same operations as traditional surgery but with smaller incisions.
Hysteroscopy uses a hysteroscope — a thin, lighted tube — that the team inserts into the vagina to examine the cervix and the inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy can either be diagnostic or operative (to correct an abnormal condition).
Minimally invasive surgeries, include:
The team offers laparoscopy and hysteroscopy for conditions, such as endometriosis, heavy periods, and pelvic prolapse.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the uterus appears outside the uterus. Surgery is one of the most effective ways to treat this condition.
After birth, the pelvic organs — bladder, urethra, uterus, small bowel, or
rectum — may drop out of normal position, causing pain and discomfort. A robotic-assisted surgery called da Vinci sacrocolpopexy can relieve your symptoms.
MyoSure removes uterine fibroids or polyps without cutting into the uterus.
NovaSure is a fast, effective treatment endometrial ablation treatment for heavy bleeding
(menorrhagia) in women who do not plan to become pregnant in the future.
Minerva uses an energy-based process called endometrial ablation to address heavy menstrual bleeding. It permanently removes the endometrium or the uterine lining with quick bursts of energy through the Minerva array to create plasma. A soft balloon contains the plasma to remove the tissue.
Call Women’s Healthcare of Norman today or schedule an appointment online to connect with a board-certified OB/GYN and robotic surgeon.