Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Elite OB/GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

When you need a gynecologic surgical procedure, you want the best possible results with the lowest risk of complications. At Elite OB/GYN in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tina Mehta, DO, FACOG, and Melissa Kushlak, DO, FACOG, have the skills and training necessary to perform many surgical procedures through minimally invasive surgery, using one of the most advanced surgical platforms in the world. Schedule an appointment today to learn how minimally invasive surgery can enhance your health. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the office to set up your visit.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

Elite OB/GYN

What is minimally invasive surgery?

In decades past, surgical procedures required a relatively large incision to access the surgical site. That meant more bleeding and a longer recovery period, as well as a high risk of complications. Minimally invasive surgery techniques like laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery use specialized tools to perform the same surgical outcomes without the need for large incisions.

What is laparoscopy and when is it a good approach?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical approach that offers an alternative to traditional open surgery. The technique uses a very slim surgical tool called a laparoscope, which is fitted with a light and telescope.

Your surgeon uses small incisions to gain access to the surgical site. The laparoscope is carefully guided into position where it sends real-time imaging of your internal organs and tissues to a monitor. Your surgeon is able to “see” the surgical site on a screen, and can perform procedures using special miniaturized instruments.

Laparoscopy is a good treatment option for these surgical procedures:

Laparoscopy is also a powerful diagnostic tool, and can provide visual confirmation of uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery is among the most exciting innovations in medicine, and allows improved surgical outcomes without the risks associated with traditional open surgery.

At Elite OB/GYN, the da Vinci® Surgical System is used to perform all robotic surgeries, including:

  • Hysterectomy, removal of your uterus and ovaries
  • Endometriosis resection, removal of displaced endometrial tissue
  • Myomectomy, removal of uterine fibroids
  • Sacrocolpopexy, repair of pelvic organ prolapse

Your specialist can advise you on the best surgical approach for these and any other gynecologic needs.

What are the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery?

The da Vinci Surgical System has been in use for more than a decade, treating more than three million patients. Data collected from those procedures show the benefits of robotic surgery over more traditional surgical approaches.

Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System allows:

  • Lower risk of complications
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less blood loss and lower need for blood transfusion
  • Lower risk of readmission
  • Faster recovery

The da Vinci platform enables your surgeon to complete procedures without a large incision or the need to significantly displace internal organs or other soft tissues, lowering the risk of nerve damage and significant bleeding. A smaller incision means faster healing and a low risk of infection.

To learn more about minimally invasive surgical techniques, schedule an appointment with Elite OB/GYN today online or over the phone.