Corpus Christi Women's Clinic
Board Certified OB-GYN & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Corpus Christi, TX
In some cases, people forgo necessary surgeries for fear of long recovery times, scarring, and unintended damage to nearby organs. At Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic in Corpus Christi, Texas, the team frequently performs minimally invasive surgery to avoid or minimize such inconveniences. To explore surgeries available at the clinic and find out how they might benefit you, call Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic or book an appointment online today.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is an alternative approach to conventional surgery, which traditionally involves large incisions to manipulate, remove, or repair organs or tissues. With minimally invasive surgery, such large incisions aren’t necessary.
Instead, your surgeon uses one or more small incisions to gain access to the organs or tissues in need of repair. This can often involve a vaginal approach directly or the use of a long, slender camera that fits through a small abdominal incision and displays a real-time image on a screen. Using this image, your surgeon can manipulate thin instruments without having to look directly at the organs or tissues.
The team at Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic uses minimally invasive surgery to treat and diagnose various conditions and complications involving the female reproductive system. They explain your surgery in detail, so that you know exactly what to expect leading up to the day of the operation.
What are my options for minimally invasive surgery?
Vaginal Surgery uses an incision in the vagina alone without the use of abdominal incisions.
Laparoscopic surgery uses one or more incisions that are one centimeter or less in length along with a long camera device called a laparoscope.
Robotic surgery uses the controlled, precise movements of a robotic device. It also uses a lighted scope to view your inside without a large incision.
Hysteroscopic surgery involves no incisions. Instead, your surgeon accesses your uterus by way of your cervix. Like laparoscopy and robotic surgery, they use a long thin camera for a better view.
Surgical techniques like these can treat a multitude of conditions affecting female reproductive health, including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and pelvic organ prolapse.
What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?
When presented with minimally invasive surgery as an alternative treatment to conventional surgery, you should consider the advantages that minimally invasive options offer. The benefits of minimally invasive surgical techniques include:
- Less recovery time
- Little or no hospital stay
- Less postoperative pain
- Less bleeding
- Less scarring
- Lower costs
- Fewer potential complications
The Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic team helps you prepare for your surgery to minimize your chances of experiencing complications. They may tell you to stop smoking or to stop taking certain medications or supplements for some time before your surgery.
Book your consultation for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery by phone or online at Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic today.