Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Spring, 2019 | Avalon Edition of the Alpharetta Roswell Herald | By Dr. Natu Mmbaga
Medical advancements in women's health have provided significant improvements in the management of a myriad of conditions. With minimally invasive procedures readily available, women now have several treatment options for a variety of gynecologic issues, including abnormal bleeding or periods. ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, amongst other conditions. These minimally invasive procedures offer countless benefits over traditional surgery.
As a gynecologist, women frequently present to our office complaining of heavy or prolonged periods. In the past, management was limited to birth control pills and IUDs or surgical interventions as drastic as a hysterectomy. Current options are far less risky and allow for very little down time. One such option is an Endometrial ablation, a common procedure utilized to decrease the volume and length of a woman's menses. Performed in our state-of-the-art office with no incisions, a woman can drastically improve the quality of her life with minimal risks via ablation. All of which is done in approximately 5 minutes with minimal pain and downtime. With its utilization, women can avoid the sometimes-undesired prolonged hormone exposure of birth control pills and the surgical risks involved with a hysterectomy.
In the event findings or symptoms require something more significant be done, robotic surgery has revolutionized gynecologic surgery. With a decreased risk of bleeding, infection, hospital stay, and post-operative pain, robotic surgery can be utilized to complete a hysterectomy, ovarian cyst removal, treatment of endometriosis and removal of uterine fibroids. Patients are ambulating and resuming normal activities soon after procedures that would have otherwise required extensive recovery. At Modern OB/GYN of North Atlanta, our physicians are advanced robotic surgeons capable of treating complex gynecologic conditions with skill and compassion. These minimally Invasive techniques enable us to take excellent care of our patients with the most current technologies in the safest way possible.