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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery services offered in Miami, FL

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery enables women to get advanced treatment without needing open surgery. Board-certified OB/GYN Sidiq Aldabbagh, MD FACOG, of Trusted Women’s Health Center, has extensive experience treating gynecological conditions using minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Aldabbagh is also one of the few physicians in the area performing vaginal hysterectomies. You have less pain, a faster recovery, and often go home the same day after minimally invasive surgery. To learn more, call one of the two offices in Miami, Florida, or use online booking to request an appointment today.

What is minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

The term minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is defined by using small incisions, typically less than one-half inch long. You may need one or several tiny incisions in your abdomen or one incision in your vagina, depending on the type of surgery.

This type of surgery is possible thanks to advanced surgical instruments designed to fit through small incisions. One of the primary instruments, a laparoscope, is a long, narrow tube equipped with lighting and a video camera.

The video camera sends magnified images to a monitor, giving Dr. Aldabbagh a better view than surgeons have during open surgery. 

When performing abdominal laparoscopy, Dr. Aldabbagh inserts the laparoscope through one incision in your lower tummy and then makes a few other incisions for the other surgical instruments. He manipulates the instruments from outside your body while viewing the image on the monitor.

Why should I consider minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Small incisions cause significantly less tissue damage compared to open surgery, offering benefits such as:

  • Less bleeding during surgery
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Faster healing
  • Quicker return to activities
  • Barely visible scars

You may be able to go home the same day, but if you can’t, your hospital stay will be shorter than if you had open surgery.

When would I need minimally invasive gynecologic surgery? 

Dr. Aldabbagh’s extensive skills allow him to perform most gynecologic surgeries using minimally invasive techniques. He often treats the following reproductive conditions with minimally invasive gynecologic surgery:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (heavy bleeding)
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Adenomyosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Prolapsed uterus

Some gynecological cancers may be removed using minimally invasive techniques, too.

What procedures utilize minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive procedures to treat gynecological conditions have different names. A few examples include:

  • Tubal ligation (to block your fallopian tubes)
  • Myomectomy (to remove uterine fibroids)
  • Cystectomy (to remove ovarian cysts)
  • Endometrial ablation (to remove the uterine lining)
  • Hysterectomy (to remove the uterus)

Dr. Aldabbagh is one of the few gynecologists in the area performing vaginal hysterectomies, removing the uterus through an incision in your vagina. 

If you need gynecologic surgery, you owe it to yourself to meet with Dr. Aldabbagh and learn if you can have a minimally invasive procedure.

Call Trusted Women’s Health Center or request an appointment online today to discuss your gynecologic needs and minimally invasive surgery.