Minimally Invasive Surgery

Sweetwater OB GYN Associates

Minimally invasive surgery refers to any procedure that is less invasive than open surgery. The benefits for the patient include less pain, a shorter recovery time, and better cosmetic appearance. In gynecology, most of these procedures involve laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and robotic laparoscopic surgery.

Our doctors are among the top in minimally invasive surgeons in the Houston area. 


Hysterectomy

  • Partial or supracervical hysterectomy. The cervix (lower end of the uterus) is left intact and only the upper part of the uterus is removed. Since the cervix is still there, there is a risk of cervical cancer, and regular pap screenings will still be required.
  • Complete or total hysterectomy. This is the most common type of procedure, and involves the entire removal of the uterus, including the cervix.
  • Total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. This is a total hysterectomy, plus the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. As a result, the patient will go through what is known as surgical menopause. Ask your doctor about the best way to treat the symptoms of menopause.
  • Radical hysterectomy. The removal of the cervix, the uterus, the upper part of the vagina, and supporting tissues, including the lymph nodes (usually performed when cervical cancer is involved).

essure

Essure is the only non-surgical permanent birth control available. It can help you stop worrying about an unplanned pregnancy.

NON-SURGICAL
Essure is a short 10-minute procedure that can be performed right in your doctor’s office.

NO DOWNTIME TO RECOVER
Most women go home 45 minutes after the procedure and return to normal activities within a day or two.

NON-HORMONAL
Essure inserts do not contain or release any hormones.

PROVEN
Essure is over 99% effective at permanently preventing pregnancy.*

FDA-APPROVED
Essure has been available for over 10 years.

USED BY MANY
Approximately 750,000 women and their doctors have chosen Essure for permanent birth control.† To hear what some of them have to say, click here.

MAY BE AVAILABLE AT NO COST‡
If you have health insurance, Essure might be free. To learn more, click here.

You must continue to use another form of birth control until you receive confirmation from your doctor that the inserts are correctly placed and your tubes are blocked. Only then can you start depending on Essure for permanent birth control.

*Based on 5-year clinical study data.
†Based on units sold worldwide.
‡Some restrictions apply.

novasure

What is the NovaSure procedure and recovery like?

NovaSure® endometrial ablation is the simple, one-time, 5 minute procedure trusted by over one million women that helps to lighten or stop heavy menstrual bleeding - without hormones or hysterectomy.

Where is NovaSure procedure performed?
It can be done in a doctor's office

How long does the NovaSure procedure take?
The entire procedure typically takes less than 5 minutes

How quickly will I recover following the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure?
NovaSure endometrial ablation performed without any incisions

There is no need for general anesthesia with the NovaSure procedure
Most women report little or no pain, and return to their regular activities within a day of the procedure


Have any questions? Contact Us

 

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