Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
How minimally invasive surgery in San Dimas can help you
Minimally invasive surgery means minimal scarring, minimal bleeding, and minimal downtime. Minimally invasive surgery, or MIS, is practiced effectively for many gynecological procedures. Dr. Richard Anthony Williams at Williams Ob/Gyn & Associates in San Dimas, CA, wants to share the facts about MIS and what it can do for you.
One type of technology used during minimally invasive surgery is known as laparoscopy. A laparoscope is a thin, fiber-optic tube with a video camera on the end. A small incision is made, often in the navel, and the tube is fed through it. Images are captured, allowing Dr. Williams to determine the next steps. Laparoscopic surgery can be used to take tissue samples for biopsy and remove tumors, along with other gynecological procedures.
Hysteroscopy is another type of technology used in MIS. A thin telescope, called a hysteroscope, containing a camera is inserted into the cervix. The hysteroscope can contain instruments which allow tissue sample removal or removal of growths or fibroids.
MIS is used extensively and effectively to treat uterine fibroids, a common condition which causes excessive bleeding and pain and can lead to infertility and miscarriages. Just a few years ago, most uterine fibroid surgeries required abdominal surgery, with a long recovery period.
Minimally invasive surgery can also be used for a hysterectomy. Although some hysterectomies may require conventional surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomies are the treatment-of-choice in many cases. A laparoscopic hysterectomy results in far less bleeding and scarring, less pain and less downtime.
These are just a few of the conditions that can be treated using MIS. Other conditions that can be treated with minimally invasive surgery include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Pelvic adhesions
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Structural problems in the uterus and vagina
- Ovarian cysts and tumors
- Uterine and cervical cancer
- Pelvic organ prolapse
If you need gynecological surgery, you should consider minimally invasive surgery as the safer, less intrusive alternative to conventional surgery. MIS results in more comfortable treatment with less undesirable side effects than conventional surgery. For more information about minimally invasive surgery or MIS, call Dr. Williams at Williams Ob/Gyn & Associates in San Dimas, CA, today!
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