Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Specialist

Lone Tree OB/GYN and Midwives

OB/GYNs & Midwives located in Lone Tree, CO & Castle Rock, CO

Minimally invasive GYN surgery offers a much shorter recovery time than conventional surgeries and can be used to perform many of the most common types of reproductive procedures. The professional providers at Lone Tree OB/GYN & Midwives offer a comprehensive list of minimally invasive procedures to the patients they serve throughout the Lone Tree and Castle Rock, Colorado area. If you are interested in learning more and have questions about any of the procedures offered at the facility, call and schedule a consultation with any of the reputable staff.

Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Q & A

What are the benefits of minimally invasive GYN surgery?

Minimally invasive GYN surgery is known for its benefits. A few of the most commonly known include:

  • Less trauma to the tissues
  • No large incision
  • Less risk of infections
  • Minimal scarring
  • Shorter recovery

Before you undergo any surgical procedure, your provider will discuss your options with you in great detail.

While minimally invasive procedures are becoming the norm and not the exception, there are still times when a more invasive procedure is needed. If for any reason, your provider encounters a difficulty during a laparoscopic procedure, a more conventional surgery may be required to make sure the problem is taken care of.

When can this type of surgery be used?

Minimally invasive GYN surgeries can be performed for a wide variety of issues. Providers are now using them for everything from tubal ligations to full hysterectomies.

If your provider determines that a surgical procedure is needed, they will evaluate your condition, and if a minimally invasive procedure can be effectively used, that's usually the route they'll take. A few of the most common procedures include:

  • Tubal ligations
  • Hysteroscopies
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomies
  • Endometrial laparoscopy
  • Essure
  • Novasure ablation

Most providers choose to use procedures that limit the amount of trauma to the body. A minimally invasive procedure not only protects your body from extensive trauma but it also dramatically lowers your risk of infection. Because there is less damage to the body, both internally and externally, healing time is also reduced.

How long is the recovery time for this type of procedure?

In the past, surgical procedures could take anywhere from eight to ten weeks to fully heal. Because a laparoscopic procedure causes less structural damage to the body, the recovery time is dramatically shorter. In some cases, your provider may estimate your healing time at anywhere from six to eight weeks.

Even though you may feel as if you're healing rather quickly, it's essential to follow your doctor's orders and take care of yourself during your recovery period. The scars on the outside may be small, but the work that they performed in the abdominal cavity will still take several weeks to heal.