Minimally Invasive Surgery

Bridgeview Women's Health specializes in a range of minimally invasive procedures, from incision-free in-office procedures to cutting edge robotic laparoscopy

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    Project Description

    Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

    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:

    • Laparoscopic surgery, in which the procedure is done through a keyhole-sized incision. This includes Robotic-assisted procedures.
    • Incision-free procedures.

    Laparoscopic Procedures

    Hysterectomy

    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.

    Incision-free Procedures

    Heavy bleeding

    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.

    Sterilization/tubal ligation

    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.

    Robotic Assisted Surgery

    da Vinci minimally invasive surgery
    One of the major advancements in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in recent years is robotic assisted surgery made possible with daVinci.

    Drs. Murray and Lohr are trained in use of this cutting edge system and have performed over 100 total procedures. We are proud to offer a range of procedures through Good Samaritan Hospital, including hysterectomy.

    If you are facing surgery, we recommend you talk to us about robotic assisted surgery, as it often leads to smaller incisions, less pain, and dramatically quicker recovery times.

    Learn more about daVinci


    NovaSure for Very Heavy Periods

    If you are one of the 1 in 5 women who suffer from extremely heavy periods, talk to us about NovaSure. This 5-minute procedure offered by Bridgeview Women’s Health can lighten, or even end, your period without ongoing prescriptions or hormonal side effects.

    Learn more about Novasure

    OUR PATIENTS SAY

    “I was really scared about my two surgeries, but your competence and warm bedside manner made the whole ordeal a lot easier for me. I am definitely blessed that you chose medicine as your profession.”