Most gynecologic procedures, including a hysterectomy, can be completed with minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic tools and techniques. The highly skilled OB/GYNs at Contemporary Women's Care in Plano, Texas, specialize in innovative surgical solutions, so you have a more effective procedure and shorter downtime. If you require a gynecological surgery or would like a second opinion, request a consultation online today. You can also call to schedule over the phone.
Laparoscopic surgery, as well as robotic surgery, incorporates very thin surgical tools and high-definition imaging to complete your procedure. Because your OB/GYN only needs to make a few small incisions, they won’t have to move or displace as much connective tissue.
This often results in a reduction in postoperative pain and a much faster recovery period as compared to traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is also beneficial because of it:
Because laparoscopy is minimally invasive, you can usually go home within a few hours of your procedure to recover.
The OB/GYN team at Contemporary Women's Care generally prefers to try nonsurgical methods before discussing surgery. In some cases, conservative treatments just aren’t effective, or you have a more complex condition that requires surgical intervention.
Your OB/GYN could recommend laparoscopic or robotic surgery to remove tissues and treat any of the following conditions or issues:
If needed, your OB/GYN can remove your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix — a partial or total hysterectomy — using minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic methods.
Even though undergoing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery means that you’ll likely experience a faster recovery, it’s still surgery. The caring providers at Contemporary Women's Care typically recommend relaxing and taking it easy for several days. Depending on your job, you may return to work within a week or two.
If you have a more complex procedure where your OB/GYN removes any reproductive organs, it could take up to 4-6 weeks for a full recovery.
In any case, it’s important to refrain from exercise and sexual intercourse until your doctor clears you. The team at Contemporary Women's Care ensures you receive the information you need about your recovery long before entering the operating room.
Find out more about the laparoscopic surgeries offered at Contemporary Women's Care by requesting an exam through the website. You can also call the office to speak with a team member directly.