Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery, is a video-guided technique that allows for precision accuracy with minimal disruption to healthy tissues. It only requires tiny incisions, dramatically reducing the scarring associated with a procedure. At one time, it was considered rather experimental. However, decades of research and clinical application have demonstrated the clear benefits of laparoscopic surgery, including dramatically decreased post-procedure pain and downtime, and often a lower risk of complications.
This technique is not appropriate for every patient or every situation. A highly trained, experienced physician such as Dr. Jenkins can determine the safest and most effective method on a case-by-case basis. Due to considerable technological advances, the laparoscopic technique can be used for many common gynecological surgeries including:
- Hysterectomy – A procedure that removes all or part of the uterus. This is one of the most common gynecological procedures in America.
- Oophorectomy – A procedure that removes either or both of the ovaries. It may be performed separately, or in conjunction with a procedure such as a hysterectomy.
- Myomectomy – A procedure used to remove uterine fibroids. Although fibroids are usually benign, they can be painful or cause complications during pregnancy.
- Endometriosis treatment – Endometriosis is a condition that causes uterine tissue (endometrium) to grow outside of the uterus, often causing considerable pain, and possibly fertility problems. A conservative procedure, which preserves your reproductive organs, may be performed if you plan on becoming pregnant. In extreme cases, when future pregnancy is not planned, a hysterectomy may be recommended.
Dr. Jenkins is committed to providing safe, modern healthcare, delivered with compassion. He always recommends the least invasive option in any situation. When possible, he prefers non-surgical treatments, and he typically uses the laparoscopic technique for surgeries. However, he also performs traditional, open surgery when circumstances indicate that it would yield better results or reduce the risks. If you are looking for an OB/GYN in the Fulshear area who has an unwavering dedication to your health and safety, call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at 855-346-8610, and schedule an appointment. Our office is located in Katy, TX, convenient to Fulshear and other area communities.
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