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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgery is often the last recommended treatment for gynecological conditions. However, with advances in tools and techniques, many gynecological procedures are performed using minimally invasive surgery. The team at Yorktown Health in Lombard, Illinois, is skilled in minimally invasive surgery and uses the most advanced techniques. Many procedures are performed right in the office. To learn more about minimally invasive surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today.


Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

During minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon makes tiny incisions and uses specialized tools to perform the procedures. 

In many cases, minimally invasive surgery means a reduction in surgical risk when compared to traditional open surgery. With minimally invasive procedures, you can expect a shorter recovery time, reduced postsurgical pain, less bleeding, and minimal scarring.

The doctors at Yorktown Health perform minimally invasive surgery to treat endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and urinary incontinence, and to correct anatomical defects. 

What types of minimally invasive surgery are offered?

The OB/GYNs at Yorktown Health perform many types of minimally invasive surgery. This includes in-office procedures. 

Types of minimally invasive surgery include:

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a laparoscope, which is a thin flexible tube that has a camera and a light. 

Your surgeon at Yorktown Health makes a small incision in your abdomen and inserts the laparoscope to provide visualization of the surgical area. Your surgeon then makes additional small incisions to insert the surgical tools to perform the procedure.

A laparoscopy may be used to perform a hysterectomy, remove fibroids, remove the ovaries (oophorectomy), or diagnose and treat endometriosis. 

Vaginal surgery

During vaginal surgery, your surgeon performs the gynecological procedure through small incisions made through your vagina. Some procedures don’t require any incisions. Vaginal surgery is one of the least invasive techniques and may be used to perform a hysterectomy. 

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is an in-office diagnostic procedure. Your provider may recommend a hysteroscopy to determine the underlying cause of your pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding. The procedure may also be used to diagnose fibroids or anatomical abnormalities.

During a hysteroscopy, your provider uses a special magnifying tool to closely examine your uterus. 

Endometrial ablation

An endometrial ablation is an in-office procedure for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. During this minimally invasive surgery, your doctor inserts a special tool into your uterus that destroys the endometrial tissue to decrease the bleeding

The team at Yorktown Health only recommends an endometrial ablation to women with no future pregnancy plans. 

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

When you visit Yorktown Health for a consultation, the team conducts an in-depth clinical evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. 

During your evaluation, they review your gynecological, medical, and surgical history. Though minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits to you, the team selects the surgical technique that provides you with the best outcome.

To schedule your minimally invasive surgery consultation, call Yorktown Health or book an appointment online today.

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