What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally invasive OB/GYN surgery involves simple procedures that help Dr. Modi diagnose or treat gynecological conditions, such as:
- Uterine polyps
- Abnormal or heavy uterine bleeding
- Gynecological cancers
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pelvic adhesions
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic pain
The type of minimally invasive surgery you require is based on which gynecological condition you have and its severity.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive OB/GYN surgery offers numerous benefits compared with more invasive gynecological procedures. Examples include:
- Less blood loss
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- Reduced scarring
- Lower risk of complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery
Dr. Modi uses the most advanced technology and procedures available during minimally invasive surgeries, such as the da Vinci robotics surgical system for better precision and accuracy.
Which minimally invasive surgeries are available?
After reviewing your symptoms, completing a physical exam, and ordering blood or imaging tests when necessary, Dr. Modi lets you know if minimally invasive surgery is right for you. She may recommend:
da Vinci Robotics Surgery
During da Vinci robotics surgery, Dr. Modi uses robot-assisted technology for better precision and accuracy with minimal trauma to surrounding tissues.
Hysteroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that doesn’t require incisions and is associated with minimal recovery time.
Vaginal surgery is the most minimally invasive approach to gynecological surgery and doesn’t require abdominal incisions.
Laparoscopic surgery is associated with minimal incisions and scarring, less discomfort, and a quicker recovery than traditional open gynecological procedures.
Which minimally invasive surgery is right for me?
Sometimes minimally invasive surgery is an elective procedure, while in other cases it’s necessary to prevent complications associated with gynecological problems.
For example, you might elect endometrial ablation to decrease heavy uterine bleeding, or you may choose tubal ligation or a hysterectomy to permanently prevent pregnancy.
If you have cancerous tissue or an OB/GYN condition associated with infertility, Dr. Modi might recommend surgical intervention. She also uses minimally invasive surgery to diagnose gynecological conditions and establish the most appropriate treatment.
Here is the list of Hospitals Dr. Modi performs surgeries at:
- Inova Alexandria Hospital 4320 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
- UM Prince George’s Hospital Center 3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785
- Doctors Community Hospital 8118 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706
Minimally Invasive Surgery in Greenbelt, MD
Minimally invasive OB/GYN procedures are sometimes necessary to prevent serious complications associated with gynecological conditions. At Women’s Health Care Specialists in Greenbelt, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, board-certified Navita Modi, MD, FACOG, and her experienced OB/GYN team use the most innovative technology, such as the da Vinci robotics system, for minimally invasive surgery to restore your health and quality of life. Call to learn more, or book a consultation online today.