When it comes to the management of a gynecological condition, surgery is usually the last recommended treatment. But with minimally invasive surgery, you can expect a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay. At Women’s Health Specialist in Los Gatos and Mountain View, California, Maureen Khoo, MD, FACOG, specializes in minimally invasive surgery. She has performed numerous procedures aimed at helping patients get the best outcomes. To schedule a minimally invasive surgery consultation, call the office or book online today.

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Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced surgical technique in which the surgeon uses small incisions and special surgical tools to perform various procedures.

With this type of surgery, surgeons like Dr. Khoo have the ability to perform complex procedures that are less invasive, more precise, and safer than traditional open surgery.

What is laparoscopy?

For minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Khoo uses laparoscopy, a type of endoscopic surgery. For these procedures, she uses a laparoscope, which is a thin flexible tube that has a light and camera.

Dr. Khoo inserts the laparoscope through a small incision in your abdomen. She uses the tool to see the surgical area so she doesn’t have to cut a large incision through your abdomen. She then makes additional tiny incisions and inserts the surgical tools she needs to perform the procedure.

Laparoscopic surgery can also be used to help diagnose gynecological conditions such as endometriosis. By performing minimally invasive surgery with laparoscopy, Dr. Khoo may be able to send you home the same day or shorten your hospital stay.

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Khoo is an experienced OB/GYN and takes a patient-centered approach to care. She may recommend surgical intervention for your gynecological condition if medical treatment fails to alleviate your symptoms.

You may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery if you have:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine polyps
  • Ectopic pregnancy

Dr. Khoo can also use minimally invasive surgical techniques to perform a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus. Many women with no future plans for pregnancy benefit from a hysterectomy to alleviate the symptoms caused by their gynecological condition.

Though Dr. Khoo prefers minimally invasive surgery over traditional open surgery, it may not be the best surgical technique for you. When you come in for a surgical consultation, she takes many factors into consideration when designing your surgical plan.

The goal of your surgery is to provide you with the best possible outcome with the lowest risk of complications.

To learn more about minimally invasive surgery for your gynecological condition, call the office or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.