Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Women's Health

The goal of surgery is to correct a health issue, but sometimes this approach can lead to unwanted side effects. With minimally invasive surgery, we can reduce your exposure to complications and help you get on the road to better health more quickly.

Dr. Fernando Otero and our team here at Women’s Clinic of the Rio Grande want to ensure that we provide the best care for our patients. As part of this effort, we use the most advanced techniques and equipment to help women regain their health and wellness with the least amount of disruption.

In the following, we explore just a few of the many benefits of minimally invasive surgery for your gynecologic issues.

Defining minimally invasive

When it comes to correcting an issue surgically, the surgeon needs to gain access to the problematic area, both visually and manually. Traditionally, this means opening up your body, which can create collateral tissue damage and place you at risk for complications like infections.

Thanks to advanced technology called laparoscopy, we can now use specialized instruments and a camera to gain access to the surgical site using only very small incisions.

The laparoscope contains a camera that delivers a real-time, 3D view of your internal structures, which our surgeon views on a monitor. With visual access achieved, our surgeon then threads through small instruments that translate the movements of their hands to perform the necessary surgery.

When it comes to gynecologic concerns, we can often take minimally invasive surgery to the next level by performing many procedures through your vagina in a technique we call hysteroscopic surgery.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery

There are many advantages to using a minimally invasive approach to surgery, starting with the fact that we only need to make small incisions. 

This technique reduces:

If we take a hysteroscopic approach, your risks are reduced even further since we’re using a natural opening to gain access to your reproductive organs.

Minimally invasive surgery and gynecology

If you need a surgical intervention, our goal is to take the most minimally invasive approach possible. In fact, you might be surprised at how many issues we can resolve with minimally invasive surgery. 

Here’s a look at some of the more common procedures we perform using minimally invasive techniques:

If you’d like to learn more about how minimally invasive surgery can improve your health, contact one of our two offices in McAllen or Edinburg, Texas.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Should I Have My Essure Coils Removed?

More than two years ago, the maker of Essure® coils discontinued its sales and pulled the product from the market, leaving women who have the implants wondering about next steps. Here’s what you should know.

5 Common Causes of Abnormal Bleeding

In a perfect world, your periods come and go each month without incident. Unfortunately, millions of women experience abnormal bleeding, which can be caused by a wide range of issues. We review the top five here.

Menopause and Urinary Incontinence

Of the many unwelcome changes that come with menopause, urinary incontinence certainly leads the charge. If you’re among the 50% of postmenopausal women with this embarrassing condition, we can help.

Who Is a Candidate for Endometrial Ablation?

You struggle with heavy, painful periods each month, and you’ve had enough. This is one scenario in which an endometrial ablation can provide much-needed relief. Find out if it’s a possible solution for you.