How Long Does It Take To Recover From Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery?

Advocating Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Dr. Richard Williams directs the Williams OB/GYN & Associates practice in San Dimas, CA. Our award-winning OB/GYN medical doctor is compassionate about care, experienced, skilled, fully licensed, and board-certified.

When you have a condition, and the only option is surgery, you want the procedure to be as minimally invasive as possible so that there is less downtime versus traditional surgical methods.

Quicker Recovery Time with Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Whenever this doctor has to schedule a surgical procedure, he will do a minimally invasive surgery versus traditional approaches if possible. 

Our renowned doctor and surgeon at Williams OB/GYN & Associates in San Dimas, CA, wants the public to know that a "lesser" surgical procedure is available if your situation warrants minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

A minimally invasive surgical procedure has the following benefits.

  • Lesser intrusive surgery
  • A faster recovery
  • A lower pain threshold
  • A lower risk of infections/complications
  • Minimal scaring
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Minimal downtime
  • Fewer side effects
  • More comfortable
  • Safer option

Two minimally invasive procedures available are a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy, which could be ideal for your situation. However, you must consult our doctor so he can decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure and which procedure fits your situation. The recovery time in either of these types is less than that of abdominal surgery.

Recovery times vary with each patient, overall health, and if the patient follows the doctor's presurgical and recovery directions. Generally, it takes most women two to four weeks for recovery; some need longer, and some recover in this time frame. If the patient performs strenuous activity in their job, recovery time could be longer. 

Some women need a minimum of a 24-hour observation time in the hospital. However, the doctor determines how long a patient is in the hospital according to the procedure, overall health, and possible complications.  

The qualifying conditions for a laparoscopy or hysteroscopy could be any of the following diagnoses. 

  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Uterus and vaginal structural issues
  • Ovarian cysts and tumors
  • Treating uterine and cervical cancer
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Call Us About Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Options

If you anticipate gynecological surgery, please call Dr. Williams today at (909) 599-8677 at the Williams OB/GYN & Associates in San Dimas, CA. Make your consultation appointment to learn about minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

Our award-winning OB/GYN medical doctor/surgeon will explain the facts in-depth and let you know if you are a good candidate for MIS. Before you commit to traditional surgery, please give us a call, do some research, and speak to us about MIS, as there are many benefits you need to consider before committing to conventional surgery.

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