Why You Should Opt for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Due to the advancement of medical technology, minimally invasive procedures or surgeries are medical techniques that require small incision sizes. At the Advanced Endometriosis Center, Dr. Ulas Bozdogan specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for women. His procedures include the use of robot-assisted surgery involving the da Vinci surgical robot system.

About Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery involves the use of specialized instruments to make small incisions. Sometimes the instruments are equipped with cameras to limit the necessity of large incisions.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Compared to open surgery that involves the use of larger incisions, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less operative trauma. Also, the hospitalization period required is less because the small incisions cause less tissue damage, less bleeding, less pain and discomfort, and, therefore, faster healing.

Although all surgical operations are associated with risks, such as infection and organ injury, the minimally invasive procedures have fewer complications.

Equipment Used

A special medical instrument known as a laparoscope is used to perform many minimally invasive surgeries. The thin, flexible instrument is usually equipped with a miniature video camera that transmits images of the interior of the body back to an external computer screen for viewing.

Other newer procedures require the use of surgical robots that can perform detailed and complex commands. Due to their high level of precision, these techniques greatly improve patient outcomes.

More About da Vinci Robot-Assisted Surgery

The da Vinci surgical robot is a surgical invention that is used by surgeons when complex procedures are required. The procedures usually call for greater accuracy and precision. Robots cannot solely perform surgery, so through the use of highly-detailed, magnified 3D images transmitted onto a computer screen or video monitor, a surgeon can guide the surgical robots during the procedure. The robot translates movement by a surgeon during the procedure. The da Vinci robot uses special software to enhance a surgeon’s movement.  One advantage of this instrument is its extreme mobility and its great dexterity.

In gynecology, both laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures are used. Some of the issues that can be treated include endometriosis, tumors, ectopic pregnancies, uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Sometimes they can also be used during hysterectomy and oophorectomy.

The best thing about minimally invasive procedures is not only the reduced risk of complications, but also the fact that some of them are not as expensive as open procedures. Before a surgical procedure, however, a thorough physical examination should be performed to select the best surgical approach that will ensure that optimal results are achieved. This is because, although there are many benefits in using minimally invasive techniques, sometimes they are not the ideal choice. It is essential to confirm with your primary care provider before making a decision. Advanced Endometriosis Center provides state-of-the-art health care and treatment for women in Midtown West, New York City, and Bergen County, NJ. For more information about minimally invasive surgery, book your appointment with your trusted gynecologist.