Minimally Invasive Procedures Specialist

Signature Women’s Healthcare

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA & Lithonia, GA

With so many medical advancements available, most gynecologic surgeries — including hysterectomies — can now be performed with minimally invasive tools and techniques. If you need a minimally invasive procedure, contact Signature Women’s Healthcare for an evaluation. With an office in Lithonia and two locations Lawrenceville, Georgia, you have a clinic nearby to receive the expert care you need. Book your surgery consultation online or call the office nearest you to speak with a team member.

Minimally Invasive Procedures Q & A

Why would I need minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery could be necessary for diagnostic or treatment purposes. With a diagnostic laparoscopy, for instance, your OB/GYN can perform an investigative procedure to confirm a diagnosis or rule out related conditions. They might even be able to make repairs during the same procedure.

Your OB/GYN could also recommend a minimally invasive procedure to correct or treat any of the following issues:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Endometriosis 
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Tumors

Minimally invasive surgery is often the method of choice for hysterectomies that require the removal of your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or cervix.

What happens during minimally invasive gynecologic procedures?

Signature Women’s Healthcare specializes in minimal incision procedures, such as a laparoscopy. Depending on your specific procedure, your OB/GYN could recommend either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. These procedures are almost always outpatient surgeries, so you can return home after your surgery.

Outpatient procedures

During your minimally invasive procedure, your OB/GYN makes several small incisions and fills your pelvic region with gas to expand the area for better viewing. They insert the laparoscope into one incision, which sends high-definition images to a monitor.

After viewing your pelvic organs, your OB/GYN inserts thin surgical tools into the surrounding incisions and makes repairs by watching the monitor. Minimally invasive procedures allow highly precise cuts, minimal loss of healthy tissue, and a decreased risk of blood loss.

In-office procedures

Signature Women’s Healthcare can even perform some minimally invasive procedures right in their offices. For instance, if you have abnormal bleeding and severe cramping, you might benefit from a NovaSure® or Minerva® endometrial ablation to remove the inner lining of your uterus.

The highly skilled OB/GYN team even performs in-office cervical cryoablation (freezing) to treat abnormal cells in your cervix to prevent cancer.

How long is the recovery after a minimally invasive procedure?

It just depends on your specific procedure and how quickly you heal. The benefit of minimally invasive gynecological procedures — as opposed to traditional open surgeries — is that you have only a few small incisions. With in-office procedures, you won't have any incisions.

In either case, you still need time to heal. You could experience light spotting and cramping for several days after your minimally invasive procedure at Signature Women’s Healthcare.

Recovery can take 2-6 weeks and during that time, your OB/GYN will likely recommend avoiding wearing tampons, having sexual intercourse, or participating in strenuous activities.

Signature Women’s Healthcare provides innovative in-office minimally invasive procedures for women of all ages. Book your surgical consultation online or over the phone today.