Gynecology surgery remains highly effective
When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Excessive Bleeding
- Ovarian Tumors
- Pelvic Pain
- Urinary Incontenence
- Uterine Fibroids
- Uterine Prolapse
Traditional open GYN surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and the surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Open procedures can be accompanied with significant pain, trauma, and a long recovery process. The threat to surrounding organs and nerves also increases with an open approach. For women facing GYN surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety. Fortunately, modern surgical services utilizing less invasive options can be used to minimize these concerns and to expedite a return to normal activity without compromising your safety. Most procedures are performed with minimal incisions using modern laparoscopic and robotic techniques. We are very pleased that Woodlands OBGYN Associates provides minimally invasive surgeries with the ground-breaking da Vinci® Robot.
As mentioned, recovery time is a significant factor in decision-making for a woman considering GYN surgery. To aid in your recovery, we expect you to be up and walking the same day after your surgery. Walking reduces your risk for blood clots and pulmonary embolus.