Heights OBGYN

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers several benefits for patients

As leading providers of gynecological surgery and laparoscopic surgery in San Antonio and South Texas, our experienced San Antonio OBGYNs are constantly updating their skills to enable them to provide the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art procedures, including minimally invasive surgery.

Less-invasive surgery offers several benefits over traditional, open surgery.

  • Decreased blood loss
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Less trauma to the body
  • Faster recovery
  • Decreased hospitalization

Thanks to advances in less-invasive surgery, traditional surgery and large incisions are almost never necessary.

Methods of minimally invasive surgery

Our San Antonio OBGYNs are trained and qualified to perform all methods of minimally invasive surgery and can tailor the approach to address the unique needs of each patient.

Hysteroscopy is performed with a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted device that resembles a telescope. The device is inserted vaginally to transmit a view of the uterus onto a screen for diagnostic purposes. For a procedure such as a biopsy, small instruments can be passed through the hysteroscope.

Laparoscopic surgery is performed using an instrument called a laparoscope, a long, thin device. Our surgeons insert the laparoscope in a small incision(s) through which they can thread a lighted camera and surgical instruments. The camera allows our trained surgeons to view a woman’s abdominal and pelvic organs and structures on a screen before and during surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a type of less-invasive surgery that can be performed abdominally or vaginally.

Treatable conditions

As minimally invasive surgery evolves, the technique is increasingly available for almost every gynecological problem. It is used for both diagnosis and treatment.

We’ve listed the most common conditions and issues that our OBGYNs treat with this type of surgery.

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Incontinence
  • Menstrual bleeding problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Infertility

Less-invasive surgery is the most common method our Austin OBGYNs employ for several procedures.

  • Hysterectomies
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Permanent birth control
  • Tubal ligation reversal

Surgery is a serious procedure. Our San Antonio OBGYNs devote many hours to training and perfecting their techniques to optimize successful outcomes. For more information about minimally invasive surgery, contact us.