Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA

Surgery is sometimes required to resolve gynecological issues that cause symptoms such as irregular uterine bleeding and pelvic pain. The team at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, uses minimally invasive techniques to give you precise results and a faster recovery. If you need a hysterectomy, myomectomy, or other minimally invasive surgery to address gynecological problems, call the office on Peachtree Road or Collier Road, or book an appointment online to set up a consultation.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced form of surgery that minimizes trauma to your body while still treating your problematic condition. 

Compared to traditional open surgery, which uses a large incision through your abdomen to access your reproductive organs, minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and special surgical tools, like a laparoscopic camera. 

The surgeons at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates use the most advanced surgical techniques, including laparoscopy and the da Vinci® surgical platform. The da Vinci system enables surgeons to perform with extraordinarily high precision, vision, and control that’s not available with standard surgical procedures. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery offers numerous benefits when compared to traditional open surgery. These include:

  • Less blood loss and scarring
  • More surgical precision during the procedure
  • Shorter (if any) hospital stays
  • Reduced risk of postoperative infection
  • Faster recovery

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are the preferred way to perform gynecological procedures. Of course, some cases still require a traditional open surgical approach to achieve the safest and most beneficial outcome.

What are the available types of minimally invasive surgery?

Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates offers state-of-the-art health care for women, including many minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as:

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery involves the use of a laparoscope, a thin, flexible tube affixed with a light and camera. Your surgeon inserts the laparoscope through small incisions to project detailed images of the surgical site onto a computer screen.

The images can help diagnose a gynecological condition and guide your surgeon to use small tools to perform surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is common for endometriosis, ovarian cysts or masses, fibroids, and hysterectomy. 

Hysterectomy

With five decades of combined experience, the surgeons at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates specialize in minimally invasive hysterectomies to correct conditions such as chronic pelvic pain, uterine prolapse, cancer, and abnormal uterine bleeding. 

Depending on your particular case, you may undergo a:

  • Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy to remove the uterus and possibly the fallopian tubes and ovaries
  • Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy to remove the upper two-thirds of the uterus
  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy to remove the uterus and the cervix

A vaginal hysterectomy removes the organs through the vagina rather than through an abdominal incision.

After a hysterectomy, you enter menopause. The team at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates can help you manage this transition and ease symptoms.

Endometrial ablation

NovaSure® endometrial ablation is a simple, minimally invasive surgical procedure that halts heavy menstrual bleeding by destroying the uterus’ lining. 

MyoSure® fibroid and polyp removal

MyoSure uses a specialized hysteroscope to remove abnormal tissue that causes pain or heavy periods. The procedure is minimally invasive and quick, lasting just 30 minutes. 

Myomectomy

Your provider may perform a myomectomy or fibroid removal with laparoscopic or robotic assistance. This procedure is an alternative treatment for symptomatic fibroids for women who want to preserve their uterus for possible future pregnancy.

If you need minimally invasive surgery for gynecological issues, contact Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates by phone or online to request an appointment.