It’s normal to feel anxious when you need gynecological surgery, but with recent advances in medical techniques, procedures can be less invasive with faster, easier recovery. Philadelphia’s renowned gynecological surgeons Sonya Lee, MD and Karen Tang, MD at Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia have expertise in minimally invasive surgery. To learn more about how minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can help you, call Gynecology Specialists or book an appointment online today.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Tang are exceptionally skilled surgeons with years of experience between them. They know that you, like most of their patients, prefer to avoid surgery if at all possible. That’s why they explore every non-surgical treatment option first.
If your condition requires surgery, Dr. Lee and Dr. Tang use the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques in the field. Minimally invasive surgeries use smaller incisions, cause less pain, and allow you to heal faster than traditional open surgeries.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Tang specialize in minimally invasive procedures to treat a variety of gynecological problems. Many other doctors still rely on open surgeries because they often lack experience with more advanced techniques.
The team at Gynecology Specialists know that most people are candidates for minimally invasive surgery, and they can even perform many of these procedures on an outpatient basis.
Gynecology Specialists use minimally invasive techniques to manage the following common conditions:
Many gynecologists still perform abdominal hysterectomies, which require large incisions on your abdomen and are very painful to recover from. However, most patients are good candidates for a minimally invasive hysterectomy.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Tang practice laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomies (LAVH) and transvaginal hysterectomies (TVH). In both of these procedures, they remove your uterus through a small incision in your vagina instead of a large incision on your abdomen.
In a LAVH procedure, the doctors use a special instrument, or a laparoscope, that allows them to view your pelvic organs through a camera. A TVH procedure doesn’t use a laparoscope.
Minimally invasive surgeries offer several advantages over traditional, open surgeries. Less scarring, pain, and recovery time are a few of the most significant advantages of minimally invasive surgery. Other benefits include:
If you have women’s health issues and want to learn more about whether minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is right for you, call Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia or book an appointment online today.
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