5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you need gynecologic surgery, you can benefit from the minimally invasive techniques available at Alpha OB GYN.

Sowmya Reddy, MD, FACOG, is a highly skilled gynecologist, specializing in minimally invasive, laparoscopic gynecological surgeries. Dr. Reddy can evaluate your specific health needs to determine if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.

Types of minimally invasive surgeries

There are several types of gynecologic surgeries that Dr. Reddy can use minimally invasive techniques to complete.

Minimally invasive surgeries differ from traditional open surgery because the techniques only require small incisions to access the surgical site. Dr. Reddy also uses specialized surgical tools to reduce your risk for unnecessary tissue damage.

Some of the minimally invasive surgeries we offer at Alpha OB GYN include:

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that focuses on identifying abnormalities in your uterus. 

This type of procedure requires no incisions and Dr. Reddy only needs to insert a small lighted tube in through the vaginal canal and uterus to identify polyps, fibroids, and other issues that affect your reproductive health.

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube into small incisions to diagnose and treat conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, and ectopic pregnancy. 

The tube has an attached camera that sends real-time images of your reproductive organs to an external monitor, so that Dr. Reddy gets a clear, up-close look at your inner structures.

The many benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers a variety of benefits for women of all ages who need gynecologic surgery to diagnose the cause of pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, or other gynecological issues.

Five of the most important benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

1.Less pain

Because minimally invasive techniques require much smaller incisions than traditional surgery, you can expect to have much less pain after your surgery.

2. Less blood loss

Smaller incisions also mean you’ll lose less blood during your surgical procedure and during your healing process.

3. Reduced risk for scarring

Minimally invasive surgery causes less trauma to your body than traditional surgery. Dr. Reddy is skilled in creating incisions that reduce your risk for permanent scarring and unnecessary tissue damage.

4. Faster recovery time

With smaller incisions, you can expect to heal much faster and get back to your usual routine quicker than you might after open surgery. For some surgeries, you might not even need to stay in the hospital, so you can go home to rest comfortably soon after your treatment is complete.

5. Minimal post-surgery complications

Overall, minimally invasive surgery lowers your risk for many post-surgical complications including infections that can interfere with your healing process.

While minimally invasive surgery isn’t right for everyone, many women are able to tolerate this type of surgery well. Dr. Reddy uses the latest surgical techniques to effectively treat issues that affect your reproductive and physical health, so you can enjoy long-term results.

To learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, schedule a consultation online or by calling the Alpha OB GYN office nearest to you today. 

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