Bridgeview Women’s Health offers multiple options for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) both in the office and the operating room. MIS procedures offer alternatives to those done under general anesthesia in the operating room and utilizing large abdominal incisions. The primary benefit is much much shorter recovery times. While not all women are candidates for MIS procedures, an increasing number are. Please call us to discuss minimally invasive surgery options for hysterectomy, treatment of endometriosis, or tubal ligation.
MIS procedures fall into 2 main categories:
We are able to offer both traditional laparoscopic and robotic assisted hysterectomies. Non-laparoscopic hysterectomies are done utilizing large abdominal incisions and often require 3-4 days in the hospital and weeks of recovery. With laparoscopy we are able to perform the same surgery through small keyhole incisions, sometimes getting you home within 24 hours of surgery and back to work within 2 weeks.
Removal of other pelvic structures or treatment of endometriosis
Similarly we are able to remove ovaries, ovarian cysts and treat complicated endometriosis with these procedures.
In the past, heavy bleeding from multiple causes was treated through hysterectomy or hormones. We are now able to treat bleeding very effectively with ablation procedures which require no incisions, can be performed either in office or in the operating room, and which often allow patients to go home the same day and back to work the following day.
Traditionally, tubal ligation (getting your “tubes tied”) is performed the day after having a baby through a small abdominal incision or laparoscopically through the belly. There are now procedures which can be performed in office, if desired, and are done with no incisions.