If you have a women’s health issue that is causing severe pelvic pain that’s disrupting your life and other forms of treatment haven’t been successful, Arunachalam Jothivijayarani, MD, may recommend a minimally invasive surgery such as myomectomy or hysterectomy to resolve your symptoms. Dr. Jothi is a board-certified physician who specializes in robotic and minimally invasive surgeries at Womens Care of Bradenton, serving Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn about your surgical options.
Minimally invasive surgeries are performed with special instruments that your surgeon inserts through small incisions in your body. Most gynecological surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which means your surgeon uses a laparoscope to guide the procedure.
A laparoscope is a long, thin surgical tube with a camera and light on its tip. The device sends images from inside your body to a video screen in the treatment room so your surgical team can see your organs and perform the surgery without having to make a large incision in your abdomen.
At Womens Care of Bradenton, you can also opt for a robotically assisted surgery, where the surgical tools are manipulated by a robotic arm, controlled by your doctor. Robotic surgical devices like the da Vinci® system have a greater range of motion and rotation and are more precise than even the most expertly trained surgeon.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery are related to the small incisions. Compared to traditional open operations, you will recover more rapidly, with less risk of infection and scarring.
Dr. Jothi and the team at Womens Care of Bradenton use minimally invasive procedures to treat women’s health conditions including fibroids, cysts, polyps, endometriosis, and cancer. Your doctor provides a comprehensive consultation before suggesting surgery and often will try other less invasive treatments and procedures first.
For example, if you have large and painful ovarian cysts, Dr. Jothi may suggest a minimally invasive cystectomy to remove the cysts or may remove an entire ovary if your cysts are recurrent and haven’t responded to medicinal treatment.
A myomectomy is a surgery to remove uterine fibroids. Fibroids can develop in or on your uterine wall and can cause disruptive symptoms like heavy, painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, and incontinence. Left untreated, fibroids can eventually lead to fertility problems. If you have large fibroids that haven’t responded to other treatments, Dr. Jothi may suggest a minimally invasive myomectomy to remove the growths.
A hysterectomy is the removal of your uterus. Dr. Jothi may remove just your uterus or she may also remove your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix at the same time, depending on the reason for your surgery. Some of the reasons you may need a hysterectomy include cancer, large fibroids or polyps that can’t be removed without damaging your uterus, endometriosis, and prolapse.
If you’re looking for an expert gynecological surgeon who puts your well-being first, call Womens Care of Bradenton or schedule a consultation online today.