Minimally Invasive Gynecological Procedures in Our Hammonton and Mount Laurel Offices
The landscape of gynecological surgery has evolved rapidly in recent years, resulting in new options for a variety of gynecological procedures. These new breakthrough techniques feature a major shift toward minimally invasive options. At Cherry Hill OBGYN, both our Mount Laurel and Hammonton offices offer minimally invasive gynecological procedures that are performed completely in-house.
The overall goal of minimally invasive surgeries is to stray away from large abdominal incisions that may be unnecessary. The size of a minimally invasive incision is generally between 0.5 and 1.5 cm. Patients are exceptionally pleased with the following benefits of a smaller incision site: (as compared to previous methods)
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Quicker recovery
- Decreased chance of scar formation
Minimally invasive surgery is also commonly referred to as band aid surgery, keyhole surgery and most commonly in gynecology, laparoscopic surgery. Gynecological procedures feature the following laparoscopic gynecological surgeries:
- Hysterectomy. The removal of part of the uterus. A total hysterectomy, removing the entire uterus, generally cannot be performed laparoscopically and is considered an open surgery.
- Oophorectomy. The removal of the ovaries, usually to treat abnormalities or ovarian cancer.
- Myomectomy. The removal of fibroids from the uterus, which allows the uterus to remain intact. This procedure is preferred for fibroid treatment amongst women who wish to become pregnant in the future.
Laparoscopic options are also used for getting a better look at an organ, rather than just for removal surgeries. Laparoscopy is used to find problems that may occur in cysts, fibroids or infections. It is also easy, in the meantime, to take tissue samples for a biopsy through the laparoscope tube.
For more information
For more information on the minimally invasive gynecological procedures and other services available in the New Jersey area, contact Cherry Hill OBGYN at either of our conveniently located offices in New Jersey. Although office hours are by appointment only, we offer extensive business hours to make it more convenient for you to see your doctor or nurse practitioner.