Yakov Levy MD PC
Obstetrics, Gynecology, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Queens, Forest Hills, NY.
With advances in surgical tools and techniques, OB/GYNs perform many gynecological procedures using minimally invasive surgery. At his practice in Forest Hills, Queens, or Midtown East Manhattan, Yakov Levy, MD, is an experienced and skilled surgeon who takes the minimally invasive surgical approach when possible. To learn more about minimally invasive surgery and if it’s an option for you, call either New York City office or book an appointment online today.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery uses advanced tools and technology to minimize incisions and trauma to your body. Types of minimally invasive surgery the team at Yakov Levy MD PC performs include:
During laparoscopic surgery, your gynecological surgeon uses a laparoscope to assist in performing the procedure. A laparoscope is a surgical camera that your surgeon inserts through a tiny incision in your abdomen to view your reproductive organs. Your surgeon then makes additional small incisions to insert the surgical tools needed to perform the procedure.
Robotic surgery combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with robotic technology. Robotic surgery offers many of the same advantages as the laparoscopic approach. However, robotic tools allow for increased surgical precision and accuracy.
Vaginal surgery is the least invasive approach to many gynecological procedures. During vaginal surgery, your surgeon makes small incisions through your vaginal wall to perform the necessary procedure.
What minimally invasive surgery might I need?
The Yakov Levy MD PC team uses minimally invasive surgery to perform many common gynecological surgical procedures. Some of the surgical procedures that use the advanced, minimally invasive approach include:
- Tubal ligation
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Removal of fibroids or ovarian cyst
- Fixing congenital anomalies
Yakov Levy MD PC also uses laparoscopic surgery to diagnose and treat gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits, which is why it’s often the preferred approach. Some of the benefits include:
- Smaller incisions
- Minimal blood loss
- Reduced pain
- Faster recovery
- Decreased risk of infection
Minimally invasive surgery may also mean a shorter hospital stay or even make it possible for you to go home the same day.
Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery?
When you come in for a surgical consultation at Yakov Levy MD PC, you receive a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best surgical approach for you.
The team takes into consideration the type of surgical procedure you need, as well as your past medical and surgical history, to determine if minimally invasive surgery makes the best choice for you.
To schedule your minimally invasive surgery consultation with a team that takes a personalized approach to care, call Yakov Levy MD PC or book online today.