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Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery available in Chicago

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Dr.Stanley Friedell, MD, Image For Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery Laparoscopic surgery is a modern minimally invasive gynecologic technique, available at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago. This type of surgery is carried out through small incisions, rather than the larger openings needed in laparotomy. It is the most common procedure used to diagnose and remove mild to moderate endometriosis.

Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavity. A minimally invasive surgery forms a smaller scar, which helps the patient recover faster. This type of surgery is performed through a telescopic rod lens system. It is usually connected to a video camera, to transmit a clear image of internal organs onto a monitor.

Advantages of laparoscopic surgery compared to an open procedure

  • Reduced blood loss
  • Smaller incision
  • Reduced exposure of internal organs to possible external contaminants
  • Less overall cost
  • Decreased hospitalization time
  • Less pain and scarring for speedy recovery
  • Risks of infection is lessened

Surgeries that can be performed laparoscopically

  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of ovarian cysts or ovaries
  • Treatment of endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopy to remove uterine fibroids or polyps from the inside the uterus
The hysteroscopy procedure may be performed for a number of reasons, such as to remove polyps or fibroids, locate an IUD or remove adhesions. Using a hysteroscope, a thin instrument that reaches the uterus through the vagina, your physician is able to gain a detailed view of the uterus. This image is transferred to a television monitor and is magnified. Small instruments are then placed through the hysteroscopy to remove lesions under direct visualization.

Robotic hysterectomy with the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

In addition to offering conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy, Dr. Stanley Friedell is certified in the use of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. The da Vinci® robot provides extreme magnification of the operative area, and allows great surgical dexterity. These characteristics make the technique ideal for laparoscopic hysterectomies. These patients tend to experience less discomfort and recover faster than those who choose traditional open surgery for hysterectomy.

Northwestern Women’s Health Associates can help you achieve optimal wellness through excellent female care. Our medical staff establishes positive and educational relationships with patients, to ensure the best experience possible.

For more information on minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in Chicago, request an appointment at 1-312-440-9400.

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