Laparoscopic And Robotic Surgery Specialist

Horizons Health & Wellness

OB/GYNs & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, MA & Brockton, MA

If you have a medical condition that affects your reproductive health, you may need surgery. At Horizons Health & Wellness in Brockton and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, experienced gynecologist, Dr. Angela Aslami, offers several minimally invasive surgical options, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, to treat your condition successfully. Schedule a consultation by clicking ‘Book Online’ below, or call the office to learn more about available surgery options.

Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that Dr. Aslami uses to treat a number of gynecological conditions. Your doctor may also use this type of surgery as a diagnostic resource for conditions that affect your reproductive system.

During a laparoscopic procedure, your doctor makes small incisions over the treatment area and inserts a tiny camera attached to a thin tube. The camera sends a picture of the surgical area to a monitor in the surgical room that allows the doctor to get a closeup look at your internal structures.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only tiny incisions to access the surgical area.

Your doctor uses miniature surgical instruments and highly magnified 3D images as a guide through surgery. These images provide your doctor with a clearer picture of your internal structures than they would have with conventional surgery.

What conditions can minimally invasive surgery treat?

Your doctor may recommend minimally invasive surgery for conditions like:

  • Fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic prolapse

You may also undergo minimally invasive surgery for a hysterectomy or tubal ligation.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Both laparoscopic and robotic surgery only require very small incisions. This ensures a shorter recovery time than you’d expect with conventional surgeries. Robotic surgery also allows your doctor to perform complex surgeries with more precision.

Other benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Minimal blood loss
  • Reduced physical trauma
  • Fewer complications
  • Minimal, less visible scarring

What are the risks of minimally invasive surgery?

Your doctor performs minimally invasive surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center while you are under general anesthesia. Risks are low with this type of surgery. As with any surgery, there is a risk for infections and anesthesia-related problems.

Before recommending surgery, your doctor reviews your medical history and discusses all of the risks prior to the procedure to ensure you are a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery.

To learn more about your laparoscopic and robotic surgery options, call Horizons Health & Wellness or book an appointment online today.