If you have irregular bleeding or pelvic pain, you may have a condition that needs to be addressed with minimally invasive surgery. OB/GYNs James D. Neal, MD, and Florence Villa Quinata, MD, of Platinum Women’s Health perform minimally invasive surgery to address issues such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Call one of the offices in Murrieta or Temecula, California, or book an appointment online to learn how you could benefit from these procedures.
The skills offered by Dr. Neal and Dr. Quinata include robotic surgery, endometrial ablation, and laparoscopy. These methods are often preferable over conventional open surgery. They involve tiny instruments and small incisions to help you deal with issues such as endometriosis, fibroids, or ovarian cysts.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
Dr. Neal and Dr. Quinata evaluate your condition and health to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery.
During robotic surgery, a magnified vision system provides an image of the surgical site. This image is projected on a screen in the operating room so Dr. Neal or Dr. Quinata can see clearly.
The doctors control tiny wristed instruments using a console in the surgical room. The robotic instruments have a far greater range of motion and precision compared to the human hand. The doctor is 100% in control of your surgery at all times.
A laparoscope is a thin, lighted telescope that allows the doctors to see inside your body. Dr. Neal and Dr. Quinata may recommend laparoscopy for diagnostic or treatment purposes. The laparoscope is inserted through small incisions to evaluate you for endometriosis or fibroids when imaging tests, such as ultrasound, are inconclusive.
If offending tissue is found, the doctors can then remove it using miniature instruments that go in through the same small incisions.
Laparoscopic surgery is often performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you go home the same day.
What symptoms suggest minimally invasive surgery may be necessary?
You may be a candidate for laparoscopic surgery if you have a condition such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis. Symptoms that suggest these conditions include:
Irregular menstrual bleeding
Unexplained pelvic pain
If you have a history of pelvic infections that don’t have a clear cause, diagnostic laparoscopy may be the best way to get to the root of your problem.
For more information about minimally invasive solutions to common gynecologic issues, call Platinum Women’s Health or schedule a consultation using the online tool.