What is Minimally Invasive Pelvic Surgery?

Minimally invasive pelvic surgery is, as the name implies, minimally invasive surgery done on the pelvic region for women. There are a wide array of conditions and surgical procedures women undergo to maintain optimal health, and in the past, these often meant serious surgeries with large incisions, and long recovery periods. With the many advancements in technology and innovation in the medical field, the option of less invasive procedures has made undergoing surgery for such conditions as a hysterectomy, a myomectomy, or sacrocolpoplexy much simpler with better results.

Traditional surgical methods often involve a very large abdominal incision to enable access into the body. For surgeries such as a hysterectomy, this has always been the most commonly performed approach. And while the procedure has been immensely successful, and very much a necessity for those who have required it, there are a wide array of risks associated with traditional pelvic surgery, ranging from infection to excess bleeding, trauma, and a greater amount of pain suffered by the patient. Additionally, the recovery period typically takes several months, and many women fear the notion of having to halt their normal daily activities for such an extended period of time. With minimally invasive procedures, faster recoveries are common, which equates to overall better results experienced by the patient.

Among the most unique, advanced, and revered of these techniques is robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. This cutting-edge method is utilized by Dr. Shakiba of Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, LLC, and it has received overwhelming praise as a minimally invasive option for surgical procedures.

With the da Vinci® Surgical System, most surgeries involve the use of tiny 1-2 cm incisions, with wristed surgical instruments that increase the abilities of the human hand during the procedure. Greater precision is provided through the assistance of robotics, and during the procedure, the surgeon is given a clear and enlarged view of the surgical area on a 3D high-definition screen. This aids in dexterity during the procedure, offering better overall precision, while enabling the surgeon to have an overall greater command over the surgery, which typically results in the best results possible for the procedure.

The benefits of the innovative da Vinci® system for pelvic surgeries are an excellent indication of why this method of surgery is becoming increasingly more common. Patients report less pain, with less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, lesser risk of infection, fewer complications, and faster recovery times, and ability to return to normal activities faster.

If you are in need of a hysterectomy, a myomectomy, a sacrocolpoplexy, or other pelvic surgery to manage a condition and are looking into options for your surgery, Dr. Shakiba of Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey can help. A minimally invasive surgery can make a major difference in your quality of life, and it may be the key to yielding a more positive outcome for your surgery. Contact the office of Dr. Shakiba today to schedule an appointment for evaluation.

Dr. Shakiba can be reached at:

Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, LLC
211 Essex Street, Suite 402
Hackensack, 07601
Telephone: (201)- 301-2772
Fax: (551)-313-8274

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