Minimally Invasive Surgery For The Working Woman
- Are you experiencing vaginal or uterine pain or discomfort?
- Have you noticed any unusual itching, bleeding or discharge?
This may be the result of a serious infection and may require surgery.
Minimally Invasive Surgeries
Historically, recovery from surgery took up to eight weeks, but now that many women work outside of the home, that isn’t a feasible amount of recovery time. Innovations in minimally invasive gynecological surgeries have made it easy to treat your pain and get you back to work in as little as two weeks.
Minimally invasive surgeries involve small cuts made on the abdomen, which allow for a shorter recovery time. One such procedure is diagnostic laparoscopy, a robotic-assisted procedure used to view the female reproductive organs.
Doctors insert a tiny, lighted tube called a laparoscope through small incisions to find out what’s causing a woman’s pain. Hysterectomies are another more common, less invasive operation.
In previous years, hysterectomies were performed by making one large incision, whereas now it only takes a few smaller ones. Once again, this makes the surgery less invasive and allows for a much quicker recovery time.
Although minimally invasive surgery is a better option than in previous years, the anticipation of surgery can be unsettling. If you’re in pain, it’s important to let your gynecologist know so they can help you. It’s also recommended that you schedule annual examinations with your doctor.