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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Raveco Medical

Obstetrics & Gynecology & A Private Medical Practice located in Forest Hills, NY & Woodside, NY

When you have a gynecological condition that requires minimally invasive surgery, trust the experienced OG/GYNs at Raveco Medical. They offer laparoscopic procedures with faster recovery and fewer complications than surgeries of the past. If you have a gynecological condition that requires a surgical solution, contact one of the three Queens, New York, offices in Woodside or Forest Hills today. Call or use the online tool to schedule

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What gynecological conditions call for minimally invasive surgery?

Gynecological conditions that require minimally invasive surgery can strike at just about any stage of life.

Some of these issues may include:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Complications from menopause

Many of these conditions can be addressed with nonsurgical interventions, but when these treatments fail – minimally invasive surgery is a good option to help you find relief.

What types of minimally invasive surgery are offered?

Minimally invasive surgery is performed laparoscopically. The procedure uses a laparoscope, a thin tube that is affixed with a tiny video camera and light. The laparoscope fits into very small incisions so your surgeon can see the site clearly without making large cuts in your body. The images from the laparoscope are projected onto a screen in the operating room, and tiny tools are used to perform the procedure required.

Surgeries performed using laparoscopy include:

  • Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus or womb
  • Myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids
  • Cystectomy, the removal of ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis diagnosis and removal
  • Tubal sterilization, also known as tubal ligation

These surgeries are usually performed while you’re under general anesthesia at one of the hospitals associated with Raveco Medical.

Which surgery you might need depends on your particular health condition and medical history. The doctors at Raveco Medical take every step to avoid surgical intervention, but sometimes, it’s the best treatment choice.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery offers numerous advantages, especially when compared to traditional open surgery with large incisions and lengthy recoveries.

Raveco Medical favors minimally invasive surgery because it results in:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery

Most minimally invasive procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. This means you go home the same day as your surgery to recover at home. If you do need a hospital stay, it usually lasts just one or two nights.

Learn more about how minimally invasive surgery is a valid option when it comes to treating your gynecological health concerns. Call Raveco Medical for an appointment or book online.