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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Prescott Women's Clinic -  - OBGYN

Prescott Women's Clinic

OBGYNs located in Prescott, AZ & Prescott Valley, AZ

If you need treatment for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or other women’s health issues, but are concerned about long recovery times from surgery, Prescott Women's Clinic offers minimally invasive surgery at their office in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona. This type of treatment provides several benefits over open surgery, including smaller scars and shorter recovery times. Find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery today by calling the office or booking a consultation online.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an alternative to traditional gynecologic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is performed with special surgical devices, and as a result, the procedure offers a number of benefits over "open" surgery, including fewer and smaller incisions.

A common form of minimally invasive surgery is laparoscopy, which the team at Prescott Women's Clinic performs to not only treat women's health conditions but also to diagnose health issues.

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy uses a slim, camera-equipped device called a laparoscope, which is inserted through a small incision in your abdomen. The device allows your Prescott Women's Clinic practitioner to see and diagnose gynecologic health problems, and to insert tiny surgical instruments to perform treatment.

What does minimally invasive surgery treat?

The team at Prescott Women's Clinic may recommend a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose or treat a number of gynecologic issues. Some examples include: 

Ovarian cysts

Minimally invasive surgery removes painful cysts growing on or around your ovaries.

Endometriosis

A minimally invasive procedure allows your practitioner to diagnose endometriosis and to remove endometrial growths in the same procedure.

Fibroids

Minimally invasive surgery eliminates growths called fibroids that may cause pain and heavy bleeding.

Pelvic floor disorders

Minimally invasive surgery treats a condition called pelvic organ prolapse, where your pelvic organs drop into your vagina. 

How is minimally invasive surgery performed?

Your practitioner at Prescott Women's Clinic typically performs minimally invasive surgery as an outpatient procedure. If your procedure uses laparoscopy, your practitioner inserts the laparoscope into your abdomen via a small incision near your navel. 

The laparoscope sends detailed, real-time images to an electronic monitor, giving your practitioner a view of the inside of your abdomen and pelvic organs. They fill your abdomen with gas to more clearly see your organs.

If you need surgery, the practitioner inserts small instruments through the same incision or makes one or two more tiny incisions. After, they close your incision or incisions with a few stitches, and you can usually go home the same day.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

This form of surgery offers many benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Fewer incisions
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less risk of infection


Plus, the scars are smaller after minimally invasive surgery compared to open surgery. 

Minimally invasive surgery may be an effective alternative to open surgery if you have a women’s health issue. To find out if you’re a candidate, call the office today or book a consultation online with one of the experts in minimally invasive surgery at Prescott Women's Clinic.