Minimally invasive surgery is a surgical technique that uses small incisions or no incisions to perform an operation. The Denver gynecology surgeon uses specially designed thin instruments and video equipment to perform the surgery through a smaller opening.
Minimally invasive surgery shortens recovery time and decreases post-surgical pain when compared to surgeries performed through a large abdominal incision. Many Gynecologic surgeries for fibroids, polyps, infertility, adhesions, or endometriosis can be performed with minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Smith has been performing minimally invasive surgery for over 25 years, and she is a gynecologist Denver trusts. The vast majority of these minimally invasive surgeries are same-day procedures requiring no overnight stay in the hospital. Most patients are back to work sooner and have to take less time off work. Minimally invasive surgery can be performed by Laparoscopy or Hysteroscopy.
A Laparoscopy is a thin (5-10 mm) tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to see the internal organs. The surgeon is able to insert tiny instruments through these incisions to perform the surgical procedure.
A Hysteroscopy is a thin telescope inserted through the cervical canal to operate inside the uterus. No incisions are needed for the hysteroscopic surgery. Small instruments may be inserted through the telescope to perform the surgery.