As an in-office service, we offer hysteroscopy as a diagnostic procedure to examine the uterus. Depending on your needs, we can offer this procedure in conjunction with a minor polyp or fibroid removal.
During the procedure, your doctor will insert a small-diameter device into your uterus. The device is fixed with a small camera and light which allows your doctor to examine your uterus and diagnose any problems.
This procedure can be performed in as little as 5 minutes, and shouldn’t last longer than 30 minutes, depending on the goal of the procedure. You may experience some cramping during the procedure, but a local anesthetic can be applied for your comfort.
Endometrial ablation is a quick 5-minute procedure that breaks down the uterine lining that causes heavy periods. It’s minimally invasive with no incisions, leaving you with little to no downtime.
When compared to similar treatments, endometrial ablation is less invasive than a hysterectomy and does not require hormone treatment.
During the procedure, your doctor will dilate your cervix in order to insert the ablation device and perform the procedure. The device uses radiofrequency energy to destroy the uterine lining.
This procedure may not be right for you, depending on the condition of your uterus. Talk with your doctor to learn whether endometrial ablation is right for you.
Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
While a hysterectomy may seem like an invasive procedure, it can be achieved using very small incisions. Through the incisions, a small camera with a lighted scope is inserted. With robotic hysterectomy surgery, Dr. Lodge of Cool Springs MD will use a computer to control the movements of surgical instruments.
The robotic movements are steady and precise, making the surgery safe and effective. These small tools can also reach small spaces that a person’s hand couldn’t without larger incisions.
This procedure may be recommended in the case of these uterine issues:
- Cancerous tumors
- Fibroid tumors
- Uterine prolapse
There are benefits to choosing robotic-assisted surgery over a standard hysterectomy. Your scars will be smaller, your recovery time shorter, and your risk for complications like bleeding and infection will be lower.
A laparoscopy is a low-risk and minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used in obstetrics and gynecology. The word laparoscopy describes the instrument used, which is a long, thin tube equipped with a camera and bright light on the end.
This instrument allows your surgeon to see inside your body without going through a full, invasive surgery. Small incisions will be made to allow the camera access to show organs in real-time.
The laparoscopy diagnostic method may be used to identify pelvic or abdominal pain with other less invasive screening methods fail to diagnose. It is even possible for your doctor to get biopsy samples for testing during the procedure.