Minimally invasive single incision laparoscopic surgery.
About the MINvasive Procedure
The MINvasive procedure uses only a single incision at the umbilicus along with the latest in laparoscopic technology to perform gynecologic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery uses long thin instruments and a camera placed through a single small incision to perform the desired procedure. The benefits of a laparoscopic approach include less scarring both at the skin and in the abdomen and pelvis, less pain, fewer complications including decreased risk for infection and less bleeding and faster recovery times which leads to shorter stays in the hospital.
MINvasive presents a minimally invasive approach to gynecologic surgery that maximizes both surgical and cosmetic outcomes for women considering hysterectomy and other gynecologic procedures.
MINvasive surgery is used to treat the following conditions:
- Uterine Fibroids
- Ovarian Cysts
- Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Procedures using the MINvasive approach include:
- Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
- Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
The new standard of care in gynecologic surgery is trending toward a minimally invasive approach. The MINvasive procedure meets these standards achieving results with excellent outcomes and cosmesis while not compromising safety or quality.
Who is a candidate for a MINvasive procedure?
Essentially any patient is a candidate. There are uncommon situations that your physician may consider a traditional abdominal or vaginal approach to the appropriate procedure.
Can all gynecologic procedures be performed with a MINvasive procedure?
Most all gynecologic conditions are amenable to a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach. Conditions such as extremely large fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse, and gynecologic cancers may necessitate an alternative approach or referral to a specialist such as a Gynecologist Oncologist or a Urogynecologist.
How does MINvasive compare to robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an additional approach to minimally invasive surgery. This approach requires multiple skin incisions, as many as five, requires special training and is a more expensive approach. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology does not recommend this approach for benign gynecologic procedures.
How is morcellation performed with a MINvasive procedure?
With some MINvasive procedures the uterus, tubes or ovaries must be removed through the small incision at the umbilicus. Recently, concern has been raised regarding the possibility of spreading cancerous tissue during morcellation with automated morcellation devices. With a MINvasive procedure, the specimen is brought to the incision and manually morcellated, minimizing any chance for leaving cancerous tissue in the patient.