Minimally Invasive Procedures

Less surgical trauma, less scarring, faster recoveries

Many medical conditions can be treated with a minimally invasive approach.

Simply put, minimally invasive medical care means that Dr. Hessel will use advanced tools like tiny cameras and surgical instruments to treat conditions like abnormal or heavy bleeding, fibroids, pre-cancerous cervical changes and even total hysterectomy surgery without the pain, bleeding or recovery time of a major surgery.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally invasive techniques are always advancing and offer you more options than ever

    Hysteroscopy

    Using a small camera with a light, Dr. Hessel gently passes this flexible camera through the vagina and cervix to see inside the uterus.

    Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose abnormal bleeding, to find an IUD that has moved, to look closely at the inside lining of the uterus, or it can be used along with laparoscopy when looking for physical causes of infertility.

    Hysteroscopy can now be done in the office using the Endosee Advance System, to avoid a hospital visit or the need for anesthesia.

    Dr. Hessel will talk with you before the procedure and help you decide what may be best. You will be able to go home immediately after the procedure and should be able to resume normal activities within a day or so.

    Laparoscopy

    Many common female conditions used to be treated with large incisions that took days or weeks to heal. Patients ended up with more pain, scarring and slower recoveries.

    Today, Dr. Hessel uses a minimally invasive treatment approach called laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is used by many kinds of doctors to treat or inspect organs inside the belly.

    Using just a few one-inch-wide incisions at the belly button and on the abdomen, a thin scope is used to examine your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and tissues around them.

    Samples can be collected for biopsy if needed or extra tools can be used to perform entire procedures like hysterectomy surgery or fibroid removal.  

     

    Laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery

    Laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery is a common and convenient way to remove the uterus, cervix or other female organs. Hysterectomy used to be a complicated procedure, but today’s techniques allow for less pain, bleeding and recovery time.

    Using a lighted flexible scope and only a few small incisions on the belly, Dr. Hessel is able to remove the uterus without the large incisions of the past.

    Recovery is much quicker, and some patients can even rest at home the same day. If a hospital stay is required, it’s usually just a day or two.

    Hydrothermal Ablation

    Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It is done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. But it is only done on women who do not plan to have any children in the future.

    The procedure is not surgery, so you will not have any cut (incision). Dr. Hessel puts small tools through your vagina to reach your uterus. Hydrothermal Ablation uses heated fluid pumped into the uterus to remove the lining.

    Fibroid removal (myomectomy surgery)

    Using laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, Dr. Hessel is able to examine and remove uterine fibroids. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) tumors that can grow inside the uterus, causing pain, heavy bleeding and irregular periods.

    After fibroid removal, Dr. Hessel can reconstruct your uterus. Myomectomy surgery is different from hysterectomy surgery because you get to keep your uterus and only the fibroids are removed. Uterine fibroids treatment is done in a hospital and you will be asleep for the procedure.

    In some cases, you may be able to go home the same day or you may stay overnight to make sure you are recovering properly.

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