Is Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Right for You?
By Williams Ob/Gyn & Associates
July 19, 2018
Category: OBGYN

Gynecological surgeryFind out how our minimally invasive techniques can make your next procedure easier.

Did you know that many gynecological conditions can be treated with a simple endoscopy surgery rather than traditional surgery? We know that this can be a major comfort for women who require surgical treatment but worry about the lengthy downtime and potential side effects of traditional surgery. This is why our San Dimas, CA, OBGYN, Dr. Richard Williams, is proud to offer minimally invasive surgery to handle a wide variety of problems such as:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Persistent bleeding
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Adhesions
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic prolapse

Minimally invasive gynecological surgery is most commonly used to treat and remove uterine fibroids. While uterine fibroids don’t always cause problems and don’t always need to be removed, some women can develop large fibroids that can cause severe bleeding, pain, and even infertility.

If you are dealing with constant pain and other issues due to large fibroids than our San Dimas gynecologist may recommend laparoscopic surgery to remove them. In the past, the only way to remove uterine fibroids was with traditional surgery, which requires a deep incision (which leaves a very visible scar) and a long recovery time. Instead of 6-8 weeks of recovery time, most patients recover from laparoscopic surgery after only 2 weeks.

Another type of minimally invasive gynecological surgery is a hysteroscopy, in which a small tube is placed inside the uterus to get a comprehensive view of the structure and to diagnose everything from unexplained abdominal pain and excessive bleeding to pelvic adhesions (scar tissue). A hysteroscopy can also remove polyps, fibroids, and tumors.

While minimally invasive surgery isn’t always an option when it comes to handling all gynecological issues, it can be a great alternative treatment for many women, and we would be happy to sit down with you and discuss whether minimally invasive surgery is the right approach for handling your health problems.

Are you dealing with any of the health issues above and require minimally invasive surgery? If so, we know you want a gynecological team that can help you every step of the way from consultation to recovery. Turn to the compassionate OBGYN specialists at Williams Ob/Gyn & Associates in San Dimas, CA.