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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Women's Health of Manhattan

OB-GYNs located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Minimally invasive surgery involves less pain, smaller scars, and a faster recovery than traditional open surgery. At Women's Health of Manhattan, a highly trained team led by Jennifer Wu, MD, and Adam Romoff, MD, offers a variety of minimally-invasive procedures. To find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you, call their office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City or request an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Sometimes, surgery is the best treatment option for a gynecologic disorder. In these cases, the expert surgeons at Women's Health of Manhattan use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.

Minimally invasive surgery involves using specialized instruments, technologies, and techniques in order to perform advanced procedures like hysterectomy while reducing the amount of damage to healthy tissues.

What are the types of minimally invasive surgery?

The surgeons at Women's Health of Manhattan use a variety of innovative approaches in minimally invasive surgery, such as:

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery uses a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end to send magnified images of your pelvic organs to a monitor. Using laparoscopy, your surgeon can examine and treat a problem without making a large incision.

Hysteroscopic surgery

Hysteroscopic surgery doesn’t use any incisions. Your provider inserts a lighted scope through your cervix and into your uterus. They may also insert surgical tools this way.

Vaginal surgery

Vaginal surgery involves making a small incision in your vagina. Your surgeon may also use a laparoscope.

Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, involves the use of a robotic arm for enhanced precision. Your surgeon programs the robot with specific information about your anatomy and then controls it from a separate console.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Compared to open surgery, minimally invasive procedures cause less pain and blood loss and a reduced risk for complications like infection. Your recovery time will be faster with a minimally invasive procedure, and the surgery itself may occur on an outpatient basis, which means you don’t have to stay in the hospital.

What gynecologic conditions may require minimally invasive surgery?

The doctors at Women's Health of Manhattan explore every available non-surgical treatment before they recommend any type of surgery. If conservative treatment fails to relieve your symptoms, surgery may be necessary.

Women’s health problems that may require surgery include:

  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Ectopic pregnancy

For expert care in minimally invasive surgery, call Women's Health of Manhattan, or book an appointment online today.