Thanks to advancements in modern surgical tools and techniques, almost all gynecological surgeries, including hysterectomies, can be performed using minimally invasive measures. The team of highly skilled physicians at Cary OB/GYN in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina, provide comprehensive pre- and postsurgical care, so you won’t have to stress about your procedure. Click on the online scheduler to book your minimally invasive surgery consultation or call your closest office.
Many gynecological surgeries nowadays are performed with minimally invasive equipment, such as the laparoscope. Your OB/GYN might recommend a minimally invasive surgery for:
Sometimes, minimally invasive surgery is primarily diagnostic. For instance, if you have lingering pelvic pain and your OB/GYN needs to find out why they can perform a minimally invasive diagnostic laparoscopy or hysteroscopy to look at your pelvic organs directly. They can often make minor repairs during this procedure.
Years ago, if you needed a gynecological surgery, you could expect a large scar that often ran from hip to hip. Because of superior advancements in surgical equipment, you can now undergo the same types of surgeries, with only a few tiny incisions. This groundbreaking technology is beneficial because it:
Plus, minimally invasive surgery procedures offered at Cary OB/GYN are almost always performed on an outpatient basis unless you have a serious medical concern. This allows you to go home within a few hours of surgery and be able to recuperate in your own bed.
Minimally invasive surgery has a quicker recovery time because you have fewer incisions than in open surgery, and the ones you do have are very small. It’s important to know that your OB/GYN still has to make repairs and your pelvic organs need time to heal. You should plan on resting for at least a few days afterward.
You can gradually start getting back into your normal routine typically by the end of your first week. For surgical repairs, it can take anywhere from about three to six weeks to have a full recovery. If you’re having a simple diagnostic gynecological surgery, you should be recovered within a couple of weeks.
But each patient and each procedure is unique. Your practitioner from Cary OB/GYN lets you know when it’s safe to return to your regular activities, including exercise and sexual intercourse.
Learn more about minimally invasive surgery by booking an evaluation at Cary OB/GYN today. You can book your exam online or call your nearest clinic to speak with a team member.