Over the past 5 years, I have utilized minimally invasive surgery as my primary surgical technique. In fact, it is highly unusual for a woman to have to undergo a large incision, hospital stay for more than 23 hours, or prolonged recovery that requires 6 weeks off from work or family activities. Motivated by a minimalist attitude, I have sought the extra training and really committed myself to excelling in the ART OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY!
Having won awards for excellence in laparoscopic surgeries, I know that a quick recovery in today’s world is very important. We are all very busy and the last thing we want is to be laid up in bed. When surgery is indicated, the best way to proceed is in a minimal way. First we have to find the cause of the problem and then we can work on the symptom. By offering In-Office Novasure or Thermachoice, patients have found the cost to be oftentimes a 1/3 of the hospital fees. When chosen by the patient, this is surely the way to go. There is no long stay at the hospital. There is no general anesthesia. There is no prolonged recovery after the procedure. When a hysterectomy is indicated, there is really no reason that it can not be done in a minimally invasive way. Over the past 5 years, over 300 hysterectomies have been completed as an outpatient procedure. This is highly desired by the patient and her family because there is really no place like home for a full recovery. Sure, there are times when this is not possible. However, as a rule, a hysterectomy (only when indicated for fibroids, premalignancy, pain, prolapse, or uncorrectable abnormal bleeding) can be done and should be done by the laparoscopic approach. If you have questions about minimally invasive surgeries or what this may mean for you, call the office today!
Remember, there are very few cases that need to have an open procedure. If your doctor states that you are not a candidate for a laparoscopic procedure, please get a second opinion. It should be with a doctor that is competent in advanced laparoscopic surgery. Again, there are very few instances when an open procedure is needed. As laparoscopic surgery has blossomed for the use in most surgeries related to gynecology, only a handful of doctors have really pursued advanced laparoscopic skills. Please make sure your doctor is one of those doctors. I wish you the best of health,