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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Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD
received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG
received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.
Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG
earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.
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