Trust our Austin OBGYNs for your gynecology surgery
An essential part of caring for women is providing leading-edge, evidence-based and safe gynecology surgery. Staying at the forefront of surgical research and technology has been a top priority for our Austin OBGYNs, who are leading providers of gynecological surgery in Austin and the Central Texas area.
Minimally invasive surgery in Austin
As part of our mission to provide the least invasive, most effective and comfortable treatment options to our patients, we continually seek out new, minimally invasive surgical approaches.
Using the robot and other minimally invasive techniques, traditional “open” or “large incision” surgery can almost always be avoided, significantly reducing hospital stays and post-operative pain. This allows our gynecology surgery patients to get back to normal activities weeks faster.
Due to our intensive training focus and dedication to maximizing our use of minimally invasive techniques, our group’s need to resort to open surgery has been successfully reduced year after year, and today, open surgery is very rare.
What is robotic surgery?
Robots in the operating room
Robotic surgery sounds a lot like a machine will be in charge of your care, not a person. We can assure you that your Austin OBGYN controls and performs all aspects of this type of gynecology surgery, simply using the robot as an extremely precise tool. The robot is not acting separately to perform the surgery.
With the robotic surgical method, your OBGYN will insert the robotic surgical instruments through one or more small skin incisions. These instruments are then “docked” with the robot.
Your doctor then moves to a console where he or she can visualize remotely a detailed view of the pelvis through two highly specialized 3D cameras located on the robotic tools, and use his or her hands to remotely control the surgical tools – the robot’s “arms” – and perform the surgical procedure.
The robotic technology allows for enhanced visualization, dexterity and precision, maximizing the surgeon’s abilities to perform complex gynecological surgery while maintaining the minimally invasive benefits.
Women’s Health Texas offers leading-edge gynecology surgery solutions
Surgery isn’t necessary for all of our patients, but when gynecology surgery is needed, we employ one of several techniques.
Hysteroscopy: This minimally invasive technique involves a thin, lighted camera inserted through the vagina and cervix into the cavity of the uterus. Hysteroscopy allows your Austin OBGYN to determine if there are any conditions within the uterus that might require further attention or treatment, and depending on the condition, actually treat the problem.
Endometrial ablation: Ablation involves inserting a thin probe through the cervix into the uterine cavity, and then one of several techniques is utilized to destroy the internal lining of the uterus, the endometrium, allowing for improvement or even complete cessation of menstrual periods.
Laparoscopy: This technique involves the insertion of a scope through a small incision in the navel in order to inspect or operate on the uterus, ovaries or pelvic structures. This gynecological surgery is often used for the diagnosis of pelvic pain and to treat a number of conditions, including endometriosis and ectopic pregnancy, and for tubal ligation. Robotic surgery is an advanced form of laparoscopy.
Gynecological conditions that might benefit from a minimally invasive surgical intervention include:
- Pelvic pain
- Painful intercourse
- Uterine polyps
- Ovarian cysts
- Heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Desire for permanent birth control or sterilization
- Tubal ligation reversal
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Contact our office to book a consultation with one of our OBGYN specialists to discuss your gynecology problems and possible options, including non-surgical and surgical treatments.