Minimally Invasive Surgeries Specialist

Plaza Towers OBGYN -  - OB-GYN

Plaza Towers OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Plaza Tower Ob-Gyn's minimally invasive surgeries provide safe, effective treatment options for many Santa Monica, CA, women facing a wide array of minor and serious medical issues.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally-invasive surgical techniques use very small incisions and specially-designed instruments, eliminating the need for large incisions and the risks they can entail. In gynecology, some surgeries can be performed using instruments designed to reach the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes through the vagina, so no external incisions are required. Today, many surgical procedures can be successfully performed using minimally-invasive techniques.

What is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that's performed using a special instrument used a hysteroscope which is designed to see inside your uterus. Hysteroscopy can be performed for diagnostic or surgical procedures.

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally-invasive surgery that can be performed using different types of approaches to remove or thin out thin out the lining of the uterus, It's performed in women with abnormal periods including those with extremely heavy periods (menorrhagia), a common complaint among women approaching menopause. In these patients, endometrial ablation can be an alternative to hysterectomy.

Can I have my uterine fibroids removed without major surgery?

Yes, fibroids can be removed using minimally-invasive techniques, including uterine fibroid embolization (sometimes called uterine artery embolization), a method that cuts off blood flow to the fibroids so they shrink over time.

Can hysterectomy be performed using minimally-invasive techniques?

Yes. While hysterectomy used to require an open surgical techniques, today many procedures can be performed using minimally-invasive approaches. In some cases, such as when the uterus is very large or the doctor wants to evaluate other structures or check for signs of cancer, the more traditional approach may still be needed.

What is tubal ligation?

Tubal ligation is a minimally-invasive procedure used to block the fallopian tubes to prevent eggs from descending and to keep sperm from reaching the eggs. Although it may be able to be reversed, it's considered a permanent form of birth control.

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