Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Las Vegas, NV

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What Is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

When you have indications that you have a complex gynecologic condition, but regular testing or imaging is not providing enough information, you may need to have minimally invasive surgery. Instead of performing the traditional open surgery where a long incision is made across the abdomen, our experienced OBGYNs at Essential Women's Health Associates can offer a less invasive technique. If you need a consultation from one of our board-certified or board-eligible OBGYNs, we have appointments at our Las Vegas and Henderson, NV offices for your convenience.

You may have symptoms, such as:

  • Abnormal menstrual cycle (with heavy flow and excessive cramping)
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical or ovarian cancer
  • Chronic or acute pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor disorder or prolapse
  • Incontinence
  • Uterine growths

When other diagnostic tools or nonsurgical treatments have been tried and not successful, we can offer you minimally invasive procedures, like ablation, laparoscopy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, da Vinci® robotic-assisted procedures, and more at our practice. These interventions produce fewer scars, heal in less time, and can give you back your quality of life once you have healed. Schedule an appointment with our team to discover your options in (diagnostic or operative) minimally invasive surgeries.

What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery offers a significant advancement in medical procedures, particularly for those dealing with complex gynecologic conditions. By opting for techniques that require smaller incisions, patients at Essential Women's Health Associates can experience a host of benefits, including:

  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Less pain post-surgery

Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Essential Women's Health Associates' OBGYNs can test or treat with minimally invasive surgery for women who have acute or chronic pelvic pain, aggressive endometriosis, pelvic prolapse, heavy period flow, uterine growths, cysts, and fibroids. Candidates may have tried to treat their conditions with no success. Your gynecological symptoms may no longer be manageable with current treatment options. The next step is to let our OBGYNs diagnose and treat these conditions with minimally invasive techniques.

What Are Some Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques?

Our OBGYNs at Essential Women's Health Associates are experts in the following minimally invasive surgeries:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • da Vinci robotic-supported procedures
  • Hysteroscopic sterilization

You may have your treatment in our office or at a local surgical facility or hospital where our OBGYNs have medical privileges.

What Other Considerations Do We Provide?

For our patients' convenience, we offer several gynecologic surgical procedures, such as endometrial ablation for heavy bleeding and sterilization in our office. We have specific minimally invasive procedures that are performed with local anesthetics and are well tolerated by patients, like Essure® tubal sterilization, NovaSure® or ThermaChoice® endometrial ablation, and diagnostic hysteroscopy.

Minimally Invasive Surgery FAQ

How long does a minimally invasive surgery take?

The length of time depends on the specific procedure being performed and your individual circumstances. In general, these surgeries are quicker than traditional open surgeries and have shorter recovery times. Essential Women's Health Associates will be able to give you a better estimate during an assessment.

Are there any risks associated with minimally invasive surgery?

There are some risks associated with minimally invasive surgery. However, these risks are typically lower compared to traditional open procedures. Our experienced board-certified or board-eligible OBGYNs will discuss the potential risks and benefits with you. Rest assured, we always prioritize your safety and well-being.

How can you speed up recovery after a minimally invasive surgery?

There are several ways to help speed up your recovery after undergoing a procedure in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions our OBGYNs provide, including any restrictions on physical exercise, wound care, and medication. Eating a healthy diet and getting enough rest can also aid in the healing process.

How do I prepare for minimally invasive surgery?

Preparation includes following our staff's instructions, which may involve fasting, stopping certain medications, and arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure. You may also need to undergo pre-operative tests, such as blood work or imaging studies, to ensure you are ready for surgery.

How does minimally invasive surgery affect recovery compared to traditional open surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery typically results in shorter recovery times, less post-operative pain, reduced scarring, and a quicker return to normal activities compared to traditional open surgery. Patients often experience fewer complications, such as infections or blood clots, and have shorter hospital stays.

What should I expect during my post-operative follow-up appointments?

Post-operative follow-up appointments are crucial for monitoring your recovery and ensuring there are no complications. During these visits, our team at Essential Women's Health Associates will check your incisions, assess your overall healing, discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing, and provide guidance on gradually resuming normal activities. It's also an opportunity to ask any questions or express concerns about your recovery.

When Less Is More

Small-to-no incision made during a procedure is ideal for anyone who needs a diagnostic or operative surgery. Women, like you, can greatly benefit from minimally invasive gynecological surgery instead of traditional open abdominal surgeries with large scars. Find out more from our OBGYNs in a private consultation at our Las Vegas or Henderson, NV office of Essential Women's Health Associates. We feel very fortunate to be able to offer minimally invasive surgeries to our patients as a part of comprehensive care.

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