In the office, with anesthesia services, we perform specific services for appropriate patients.
In the hospital, we perform many procedures for patients that require them, after thorough evaluation and counseling in the office.
Options and best approach will be specific to your diagnosis, health, history, family history, and other considerations and will always be discussed in office appointments prior to any procedures.
Bleeding treated with no hormones and no hysterectomy – This is the goal of the Novasure Endometrial Ablation procedure. Generally taking about ninety seconds, the Novasure procedure is well-tolerated and requires minimal analgesia. Please visit the Novasure web-site and call to schedule a consultation.
Your doctor will slightly dilate the cervix and insert a slender wand through the cervix into the uterus.
The doctor then extends the triangular mesh array through the wand where it expands to conform to the dimensions of the uterine cavity.
RF energy is then delivered into the uterus for approximately 90 seconds.
The triangular mesh array slowly retracts and the wand is gently removed from the uterus.
Hysteroscopy– MD dilates the cervix, inserts narrow camera scope into the uterus for evaluation
Dilation and Curettage– MD dilates the cervix to use narrow instrument to remove the inside uterine lining
Polypectomy– MD dilates cervix to insert narrow camera scope AND instrument to remove uterine polyp
Colposcopy – evaluation of cervical tissue under a microscope, by MD
Total hysterectomy (removal of cervix and uterus)- can be done from a vaginal approach, laparoscopically, laparoscopically with robotic assistance, single-incision laparoscopic/robotically, and open abdominally, depending on what is most appropriate
Laparoscopy– evaluation/treatment of the inside of the pelvis/abdomen with a camera and several instrument ports (can include evaluation of/removal of fallopian tubes, ovaries, endometriosis, etc)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for certain cervical dyspepsia
Laprascopic Supra-cervical Hysterectomy
Evaluation/treatment of the inside of the pelvis/abdomen with a camera and several instrument ports (can include evaluation of/removal of fallopian tubes, ovaries, endometriosis, etc)
- A hysterectomy done through 4 small abdominal incisions exemplifies the term, Minimally Invasive Surgery. The benefits to a laprascopic approach to your hysterectomy are:
i. A short hospital stay (generally not longer than 24 hours)
ii. Faster Recovery with most women returning to normal activity in 2 weeks
iii. Less pain medication required than a traditional hysterectomy
One in three women in the U.S. will have a hysterectomy before she turns 60. While no woman wants to face surgery, today the vast majority of gynecologic conditions – from endometriosis to uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding to cancer – can now be treated effectively without a big incision. With da Vinci® Surgery, a hysterectomy requires only a few small incisions, so you can get back to life faster – within days rather than the usual weeks required with traditional surgery.
da Vinci Surgery enables gynecologists to perform the most precise, minimally invasive hysterectomy available today. For most women, da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Small incisions for minimal scarring
- Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases
Surpassing the limits of conventional laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is revolutionizing gynecologic surgery for women. No wonder more and more women are choosing da Vinci Surgery for their hysterectomy. In fact, since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005, surgeons have performed more than 100,000 da Vinci Hysterectomies.
If you have been putting off surgery to resolve a gynecologic problem, it’s time to ask your doctor about da Vinci Surgery.
Learn why da Vinci Hysterectomy may be your best treatment option.
Info from www.davincihysterectomy.com