Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Newport Center Women's Health

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Wellness located in Newport Beach, CA

If you have gynecologic troubles such as heavy bleeding or uterine fibroids, you may be able to have minimally-invasive surgery to fix it. At Newport Center Women’s Health, Dr. Gigi Kroll & Dr. Zhanna Pinkus and their team use revolutionary surgical techniques to diagnose and treat common gynecologic conditions. If you’re looking for a gynecologic surgeon in Newport Beach, California, contact the center online or over the phone for a consultation.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

Newport Center Women's Health

What is minimally invasive surgery?

As technology advances, doctors are able to perform surgeries with more precision and less damage and risk than traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery involves surgery with the use of small tools through minor or no incisions.

Often, a camera or magnifying device allows your surgeon to visualize what they’re doing inside the body. The images are usually displayed in magnified form on a computer screen so your surgeon can use pinpoint precision.

Some uterine procedures can be performed by inserting instruments through the vagina. Your gynecologist may be able to perform these procedures in-office with little to no anesthesia.

Which minimally invasive surgeries are available?

At Newport Center Women’s Health, the gynecologic surgeons use minimally invasive surgery as often as possible for diagnostic and treatment purposes.

Hysteroscopy

Your gynecologic surgeon inserts a tiny, lighted instrument (hysteroscope) into your uterus through the vagina to perform surgery without an incision. They can remove adhesions and fibroids, perform sterilization, or check for abnormalities with this process.

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy involves surgery through small incisions in your abdomen with the help of a tiny camera, or laparoscope. Your gynecologist can remove tissue samples, repair your uterus, or perform an oophorectomy (ovary removal) this way.

Endometrial ablation

Minimally invasive endometrial ablation is a procedure in which your gynecologist destroys your uterine lining. Endometrial ablation stops heavy menstrual bleeding while leaving the uterus intact.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The surgeons at the center revert to minimally invasive whenever they can because it carries fewer risks and complications than open surgery. The procedures minimize your risk of blood loss and infection due to the smaller incisions.

The smaller incisions also allow you to recover faster and experience less pain. Minimally invasive surgery often slashes your recovery time and physical side effects of surgery.

Once you heal from minimally invasive surgery, you should be left with minimal internal and external scars, which means you won’t have many visible signs of surgery or problem-causing adhesions.

If you’re looking for a gynecologic surgeon in Newport Beach, California, who specializes in minimally-invasive surgery, book your first appointment online or over the phone.