Minimally Invasive Surgeries
At Mission Ob/ Gyn we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of medicine
and offer our patients different options for surgical procedures. Less
invasive procedures reduce hospital stays, have quicker recovery times
as well as minimize scarring, compared to traditional procedures. Our
physicians have been performing these surgeries for many years and they
are highly skilled and experienced in these types of procedures.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy - This minimally invasive procedure involves inserting a lighted telescope
and small surgical instruments through 3-4 tiny incisions in the abdomen
to remove the uterus. A normal hospital stay is usually one day because
there is less pain and blood loss involved.
TYPES OF HYSTERECTOMY:
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) - This type of hysterectomy removes the uterus and/or ovaries but preserves
the cervix. Many gynecologists feel that leaving the cervix in place is
important to maintain good pelvic floor support. Some research suggests
that the cervix may play a role in sexual arousal and lubrication.
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) - If your cervix needs to be removed (in cases of abnormal pap smears or
precancerous conditions) it can be done in a similar fashion to LSH.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) - Your physician may perform part of the hysterectomy through the laparoscope
and complete the procedure vaginally. Vaginal repair of cystocoele and
rectocoele can performed at the same time.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy - Uterine fibroids can be removed through the laparoscope when a patient
desires to preserve her uterus. Large tumors are reduced during surgery
with a special instrument called a Morcellator.
Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy -OR- Oophrectomy - Ovarian cysts and/or ovaries can be removed through the laparoscope giving
you the benefits of an outpatient procedure with little discomfort and
recovery time. Common causes of cysts are endometriosis, dermoid tumors
and benign ovarian cysts.
Laparoscopic Salpingectomy - OR - Salpingostomy- This procedure is used to treat tubal pregnancies. The fallopian tube
can be preserved or removed if it is damaged.