Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Specialist

Board Certified OB/GYN in Tacoma, WA

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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery services offered in Tacoma, WA

Minimally invasive gynecology services enable treatments that were simply unimaginable in recent decades. Experienced practitioners like Steven Maynard, MD, at Rainier OB/GYN in Tacoma, Washington, have the training and experience needed to perform technologically advanced surgical procedures. Book an appointment online for more information, or call and speak with a friendly administrative staff member regarding appointment availability.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a term used to describe surgical procedures requiring only small incisions and minimal tissue displacement. Minimally invasive techniques are used in many orthopedic and gastrointestinal procedures and are also an excellent option for gynecology surgeries. 

There are several benefits to minimally invasive surgery, including:

  • Reduced risk of bleeding
  • Shorter procedure times
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Faster incision site healing
  • Swifter healing
  • Less time under anesthesia

Not every condition can be treated using minimally invasive gynecology surgery, but when the approach is possible, it’s often the preferred option. 

Is robotic surgery safe?

For many, the term “robotic surgery” sparks visions of a blocky silver robot hovering over a surgical patient and wielding sharp surgical tools. In reality, robotic surgery is incredibly safe and effective. 

The physician completely controls the robotic surgical platforms used in these procedures. They simply act as extensions of Dr. Maynard’s hands, enabling a range of motion and dexterity that even the most steady human hand could never achieve. 

Robotic surgery relies on a small tube equipped with a light and camera that displays images on an external screen. Incredibly slim surgical tools are inserted through small incisions to perform the tissue alteration, allowing Dr. Maynard to see each movement in real time. 

What types of conditions can be treated using minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive gynecology surgery can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. Some of the potential applications for this incredible technology include:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of uterine fibroids
  • Treatment for ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Multiple surgical options use minimally invasive tools and techniques. During your consultation, you’ll learn the pros and cons of each available option, including what to expect. 

Patient education is a central focus at Rainier OB/GYN. Dr. Maynard views his role as your partner in preserving, restoring, and enhancing your health and wellness. To that end, he’s always happy to expand on topics and answer questions as they arise. 

To explore minimally invasive surgical procedures in greater detail, schedule a consultation  today. Online booking is an option, or you’re always welcome to call and check appointment availability.