Our Round Rock Obgyn Perform Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery for Women’s Health Issues
At times, surgery provides for the best solution to alleviate pain and promote long-term relief. Oakwood Women’s Centre at Seton Williamson OBGYN and our physicians offer innovative approaches to surgery at our Round Rock ob/gyn clinic, favoring a minimally invasive technique whenever possible.
The progression of certain women’s health conditions may lead your doctor to discuss surgical intervention that can greatly improve fertility and quality of life:
- Bladder incontinence
- Uterine fibroids
What to Expect with Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
Advanced surgical training enables our Round Rock obgyns to perform the latest options, including robotic, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic methods. Robotic or laparoscopic surgeries allow most women to recover at home in their own beds the first night. Occasionally, the situation will require a hospital stay, but that rarely occurs.
Most procedures involve general anesthesia, 3-4 weeks recovery time and general discomfort during healing.
Dr. Beth Thai has trained and earned certification on the da Vinci Surgical System. Sitting at the controls with a magnified 3D view, our Round Rock obgyn maneuvers robotic arms to perform this minimally invasive surgery. Women go home the same day as robotic surgery with 2-3 incisions, or only a single incision.
Similar robotic surgery, laparoscopy requires only 2-3 tiny incisions and minimal recovery time. Your surgeon uses an endoscope, a long, lighted instrument with a camera at the end, to perform this procedure that is also referred to as endoscopic or keyhole surgery.
A non-invasive option uses a vaginal approach. When your Round Rock obgyn suspects fibroids or blocked tubes, for instance, she might recommend in-office hysteroscopy to both confirm the diagnosis and correct the problem.
When a woman has large fibroids, extensive endometrisis or uterine cancer, her physician may need greater access to the pelvic region. Traditional, open surgery is called laparotomy.
Of course, a small percentage of diagnoses warrant open surgeries, or laparotomies, but most conditions fall under our minimally invasive umbrella.
Backed by Seton Medical Center Williamson and CTOA
Your surgery takes place at Seton Medical Center Williamson, recognized nationally for its quality of care and experienced surgeons and anesthesiologists. Highly trained professionals support Drs. Beth Thai, Rebecca Teng and Brenda Chao, both on their surgical team and in post-op patient care, so that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision. In fact, the Seton Williamson nursing staff has earned the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—Magnet status.
You’ll need expert help and compassionate service as you schedule, manage care and navigate health insurance coverage prior to and after a gynecological surgery. Rest assured that Central Texas OBGYN Associates (CTOA) specializes in simplifying the complex and devotes a team to your case.
When your long-term plan involves gynecological surgery, your Round Rock Obgyn has the skill and experience to manage your care. If you need a first or second opinion on surgical options, contact us at Oakwood Women’s Centre at Seton Williamson OBGYN.