Trips to the gynecologist may not be your favorite, but they are necessary to maintaining your gynecologic health. The idea of needing surgery below the belt can be frightening, but if a routine exam does find something that requires removal, there are now several minimally invasive options available.
Different Issues that Arise
Even if you have always had healthy results in past tests and examinations, a day may arrive when all of that changes, and you are presented with abnormal findings. When a routine pelvic exam discovers something, it could be a variety of things. You may discover that you have an infection, or you may receive news that you have a malignant growth in the region. Whatever the findings are, you will want to ensure that it is addressed right away. Our medical team will help you decide which course of treatment is right for you.
When Surgery is the Right Answer
The only way to know for sure if surgery is the best choice for you is to set up a consultation. While minimally invasive surgery has a high success rate, it is not always the best option. In cases where hormonal issues are the cause of the problem, however, surgery might not work unless it is targeting the hormonal problem. For the surgery to have success, the doctor needs to determine the exact cause of the problem. That will also help in selecting the best procedure for the situation.
What Minimally Invasive Means
When it comes to surgical procedures, the term “minimally invasive” means that the surgery is going to be less extensive. The duration of the procedure will take less time, the incisions will be less severe in most cases, and the recovery will often be faster. The exact definition is going to vary based on the type of surgery you are having. If minimally invasive surgery is an option for you, it will be discussed during your consultation with our medical team. Often, finding an abnormality in its early states makes minimally invasive surgery possible.
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
When surgery is performed on a sensitive region of your body, you may feel some anxiety and self-consciousness. A minimally invasive surgery can help you to feel less violated, and you will likely need a shorter recovery time than with a more invasive procedure. Additionally, the anesthesia required during the surgery may not be as strong as it would be for a more invasive type of surgery. All of these factors are important when considering which treatment is right for you.
All different types of gynecologic issues exist, and each has its own method of recovery and treatment. At South Lake OB/GYN and Advanced Surgery, our expertly trained medical team will work with you to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your specific needs. We treat each patient as an individual, and we can customize our treatment plans to each patient’s needs. Contact South Lake OB/GYN and Advanced Surgery today to schedule your consultation.