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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Edina and Burnsville, MN

Minimally invasive surgery offers treatment for a wide range of conditions without the risks and recovery time of traditional open surgery. These techniques are an area of expertise of the highly skilled women’s health specialists at Southdale ObGyn in Edina and Burnsville, Minnesota. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to schedule a consultation or book online in just a few moments. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What are minimally invasive surgeries?

Minimally invasive surgery is a method of addressing gynecologic needs without creating a large, open incision. There are many minimally invasive techniques to choose from. 

The team at Southdale ObGyn offers vNOTES® (vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery), a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery system that avoids the need for abdominal incisions. 

With this approach, practitioners insert slim surgical instruments through the vagina and into the pelvic cavity. This provides access to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus without any external incisions. 

Some of the procedures Southdale ObGyn performs using minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Uterine fibroid removal

Southdale ObGyn also offers the daVinci® robotic surgery system, a minimally invasive surgery platform that uses robotic technology to enhance patient results. 

What are some benefits of minimally invasive surgeries?

Minimally invasive surgery offers the chance to achieve surgical alterations without significant tissue displacement. Some of the benefits include:

  • Shorter procedure times
  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller (or no) incisions
  • Less tissue trauma
  • Faster healing time
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Ability to return home after surgery same day 

There are instances in which minimally invasive surgery is not the best treatment option. But when it’s a good fit, this approach is a great way to get the care you need.

What is the recovery process like after minimally invasive surgeries?

Your recovery time depends on several different factors. The type of procedure you have, your age, your overall health, and the complexity of your procedure all shape your recovery process. 

You can have a solid understanding of what to expect during recovery even before your procedure. Your surgeon will explain how to care for yourself in the hours, days, and weeks after your surgery.

Adhering to these instructions is the best way to ease your recovery process. If your doctor prescribes medication, have a friend or loved one pick up your prescription, so it’s ready when you need it. Take medications as prescribed, especially antibiotics. 

Having someone stay with you for a day or longer gives you a chance to rest and recover. Your body needs time to heal, even after a minimally invasive procedure. Supporting your healing is a great way to achieve a favorable outcome. 

When you’re ready to book a consult, call the office or spend a few moments online to find a time that fits your schedule.