Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Miami Women's Health Associates

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Coconut Grove, Miami, FL

Minimally invasive surgery is less damaging than open surgery and promotes faster recovery. If you're a suitable candidate for minimally invasive gynecological surgery, Jhonathan Duarte, MD, and Vicente Gari, MD, of Miami Women's Health Associates in Miami, Florida, specialize in these techniques. They also use state-of-the-art robotic-assisted technologies to further enhance the accuracy of certain surgeries. To find out more, call their Coconut Grove office or book an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an alternative to the traditional method of making large incisions to access internal organs and tissues.

Miami Women's Health Associates uses minimally invasive surgery techniques for gynecological procedures wherever possible as they have some significant advantages, including:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less downtime and a quicker recovery
  • Minimal scarring

Minimally invasive surgery is possible for many women. However, there may be times when open surgery is the better choice, or minimally invasive techniques aren't suitable.

What conditions can minimally invasive surgery treat?

Minimally invasive surgery is possible for an extensive range of women's health problems, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Polyps
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Menorrhagia (painful periods)
  • Metrorrhagia (irregular periods)
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Staging of lymph nodes

The Miami Women's Health Associates team also uses minimally invasive surgery to correct uterine prolapse and perform vaginal reconstruction procedures.

What happens during minimally invasive surgery?

When your OB/GYN carries out minimally invasive surgery, they use a natural access point like your vagina where appropriate. If they can't access the surgery site this way, they make tiny incisions that are just big enough for a laparoscope.

A laparoscope is a type of endoscope – a flexible instrument that has a camera and a light at its tip. The tiny camera sends images of your inner organs and tissues to a screen in the operating room that your surgeon uses to guide them while performing the procedure.

The Miami Women's Health Associates team may use these hands-on laparoscopic techniques to perform minimally invasive surgery, or in some cases, they use a robotic surgery system.

How are robotics used in minimally invasive surgery?

Robotic surgery involves the use of state-of-the-art robotic arms that carry out the procedure under your surgeon's supervision.

The robot arms are under your surgeon's complete control at all times, following their direct guidance. Robotic technology enables your surgeon to perform even more precise surgery that wouldn't be possible by hand.

To find out more about minimally invasive surgery in gynecology, call Miami Women's Health Associates today or book an appointment online.