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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

OB-GYN Associates of Marietta

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Marietta, GA & Woodstock, GA

If you have a gynecological or pelvic organ issue that requires surgery, minimally invasive techniques are preferred because they’re less painful and help you recover quickly. At OB-GYN Associates of Marietta with locations in Woodstock and Marietta, Georgia, the team of expert physicians is skilled at a wide variety of techniques to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms and preserve your pelvic organ health. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn if minimally invasive surgery is the right course of treatment for you.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery can be used in a wide variety of settings, including gynecology and reproductive health. At OB-GYN Associates of Marietta, the practitioners offer minimally invasive surgical procedures such as:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

These minimally invasive strategies offer important diagnostic information and can result in treatment of conditions with less trauma than conventional open surgery.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is as effective as conventional surgery. Plus it affords a number of additional benefits, including:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Improved accuracy
  • Reduced risk of infection

Not every woman’s case is appropriate for minimally invasive surgery, however. The doctors at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta can review your condition and determine if this approach will give you the best results.

What conditions are best treated with minimally invasive surgery?

Common conditions that may be treated with minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Tubal ligation

Laparoscopy, a common form of minimally invasive surgery, may also be used diagnostically to assess your reproductive health or confirm a diagnosis.

What is hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that helps the doctors assess the health of your uterus. A hysteroscope, a type of telescope, is inserted into your vagina and through to your uterus. During the procedure, you may have specific surgical tubes inserted through the hysteroscope to complete a number of procedures, including:

  • Performing a sterilization
  • Locating an IUD
  • Removing pelvic adhesions

Hysteroscopy can also help the doctors evaluate why you’re having trouble getting pregnant.

What is LEEP?

LEEP, which stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure, is a treatment to prevent cervical cancer. When abnormal cells are detected on your cervix during a Pap smear, colposcopy, or biopsy, the doctors at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta may recommend a LEEP to excise the cells with a small electrical wire loop.

When you need pelvic organ surgery or a diagnosis, trust the practitioners at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta. To learn more about whether your condition can be appropriately treated using minimally invasive surgical techniques, call the office or schedule a consult using the online tool.