Minimally Invasive Surgical Options at PGOMG
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a safe and effective alternative to traditional open surgery. During MIS tiny incisions are made by the surgeon and the procedure is accomplished laparascopically or robotically, in place of what would otherwise be a large abdominal incision.
There are many benefits of minimally invasive surgery including less pain, less complications, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. MIS can be used to treat many conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cycsts, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
For more information on minimally invasive surgical options, please contact PGOMG. We also invite you to visit Pacific Gynecological Surgical Group for more information on services provided.
A Colposcopy is performed to examine the cervix, vaginal walls, and vulva. Colposcopies are used when a patient has an abnormal pap smear or if any skin abnormalities are present during a routine pelvic exam. The primary reason a Colposcopy procedure would be recommended is to detect precancerous lesions of cervical cancer. While performing a Colposcopy, PGOMG providers will use a colposcope, which is a small instrument that most resembles a microscope, to examine the patient’s cervix, vaginal walls, and vulva under magnification. Biopsies are often taken to diagnose precancerous lesions. The process usually does not hurt.
Acessa is breakthrough, a minimally invasive, outpatient surgical option for the removal of fibroids located within the uterine wall. Using radiofrequency ablation, a PGOMG provider will destroy the fibroids while avoiding the surrounding normal tissue of the uterus. Once all fibroids are treated with Acessa, it is unlikely that symptoms will reoccur. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily routines within 4-5 days. For more information on Acessa, please contact your PGOMG provider.
Roughly one out of five women suffers from Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB), or “Menorrhagia”, which is also defined as heavy and long-lasting menstrual bleeding. Many women are under the impression that very heavy menstrual bleeding is “normal”, or just something they have to “deal with”, but this is not true. Novasure is a form of endometrial ablation that is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that reduces, or eliminates menstrual bleeding. Novasure is an alternative to a hysterectomy, as it does not require an incision. For more information on Novasure, please contact your PGOMG provider. Endometrial ablation is not for women considering pregnancy.