Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Decatur, GA

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Decatur, GA

When you need gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery techniques are often a great option. At Dekalb Women’s Specialists in Decatur and Stonecrest, Georgia, Albert Scott, Jr., MD, Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, and a highly skilled team offers the latest in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Call today to learn more, or book a visit online.  

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

How is minimally invasive surgery different?

For many decades, open surgery was the only option for patients who needed surgical intervention. This approach requires large incisions to gain access to the targeted tissues. Surgeons also needed these incisions to be able to see the surgical site. 

Minimally invasive surgery makes use of advanced technology to improve surgical procedures. The approach requires only a few small incisions. Surgeons guide a special tube equipped with a camera and light into one of the incisions. This allows real-time imaging of your internal structures. 

Slim surgical tools enter your body through other small incisions. Your surgeon can then alter various tissues while viewing the process on an external screen. 

Some procedures utilize a robotic surgery platform, where the surgeon controls robotic arms that perform the tissue alterations. It’s also possible to perform certain procedures by inserting the instruments through the vagina with no external incisions required.  

What types of minimally invasive surgery are available in women’s health?

Practitioners use minimally invasive surgical procedures in a wide range of specialties, including orthopedics and plastic surgery. These techniques are especially useful in gynecologic surgery, where numerous organs are located in a relatively small area of the body. 

Minimally invasive surgery is often a good fit for the following procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroid removal
  • Cyst removal
  • Tumor removal
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Pelvic organ prolapse  

In some cases, open surgery remains the best possible technique. If you need surgical intervention, your practitioner will discuss all available options. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

When possible, minimally invasive surgery is often preferred among patients and providers. Some of the benefits of this approach include:

  • Less tissue disruption
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter procedure times
  • Faster recovery
  • Less risk of bleeding
  • Fewer sutures
  • Less time under anesthesia
  • Lower risk of infection

At Dekalb Women’s Specialists, extensive time and effort go into researching the latest advancements in surgical tools and techniques. When you entrust the practice with your care, you can rest assured your procedure includes the best possible surgical systems. 

Call the friendly office staff or book online today to learn more about minimally invasive surgery.