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Minimally Invasive Procedures services offered in Waxahachie, TX

Advancements in medical technology have vastly improved treatment options for women, especially regarding minimally invasive procedures. If you need surgical intervention for any gynecologic need, Gregory Kroeger MD, FACOG, and Tracy Glass, DO, FACOG, of Advanced Women's Healthcare of Waxahachie, are outstanding resources for the community of Waxahachie, Texas. Visits can be easily booked by phone or requested online.

Minimally Invasive Procedures Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Not long ago, gynecologic surgery was a rather risky proposition for women. Many required sizable incisions, lengthy procedures, and recovery times. 

Minimally invasive surgery can alter internal tissues without making large incisions or displacing a significant amount of non-targeted tissue. There are numerous different systems and platforms used for these kinds of surgical procedures. 

The team at Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie spends considerable time and effort researching the latest and greatest medical technology to bring to the office.   

What kinds of minimally invasive procedures are available?

Laparoscopy is a type of minimally invasive procedure that allows your practitioner to “view” your reproductive organs and involves only a few very small incisions. 

The laparoscope is a fiber optic instrument equipped with a light and camera. This device is inserted through a small incision and gently guided to the area of focus. Some laparoscopy procedures are strictly diagnostic, but it’s also possible to make surgical alterations during the same procedure. 

Some of the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures available at Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie include:

  • Tubal sterilization
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • Uterine fibroid removal
  • Removal of ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic adhesions

Hysteroscopy is another form of minimally invasive surgery. It is used to visually assess the inside of your uterus, but the equipment enters through your vagina, so no incisions are needed. Hysteroscopy can be used to remove polyps or fibroid tumors from inside the uterus. 

Vaginal surgery remains the most minimally invasive approach to gynecologic surgery as it avoids any abdominal incisions. The providers at Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie have extensive expertise in this area and offer vaginal hysterectomy, pelvic prolapse repair, and correction of urinary incontinence. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive procedures?

There are many advantages of minimally invasive procedures as compared to traditional open surgery. The technology used for these interventions make the process easier for both patient and practitioner. 

Some of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring, both internally and externally
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Less tissue displacement
  • Swifter recovery times
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less time under anesthesia

In short, minimally invasive surgery improves surgical outcomes for women and vastly reduces the risk that previous generations faced. 

If you’d like more information about the minimally invasive procedures available at Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie, call the office to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.