Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Neetu K. Sodhi is an expert gynecologic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery to minimize your risks and let you get back to your daily routines as quickly as possible. Her practice, Bloom Obstetrics and Gynecology, serves women of Tarzana, CA, the San Fernando Valley as well as the greater Los Angeles area.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery includes any surgical procedure that uses advanced tools and techniques to reduce how large an incision must be. In the case of laparoscopy, for instance, Dr. Sodhi makes small incisions into the abdomen which involve less tissue damage and less bleeding compared to traditional open procedures that use large incisions. Laparoscopic procedures make use of specialized instruments and cameras to allow Dr. Sodhi to perform intricate procedures in hard-to-reach and compact areas such as the female pelvis. You can anticipate to have a faster recovery period as well as less postoperative discomfort, and minimal scarring. Some procedures using hysteroscopy, including endometrial ablations, are able to be done without any incision at all.

There is a minimally invasive surgical option for several types of gynecological surgery, including diagnosis and management of:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Heavy uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Uterine polyps
  • Scar tissue or adhesions
  • Hysterectomy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Sodhi prefers to perform minimally invasive surgeries because of their two main advantages. Because minimally invasive surgeries aren’t as invasive, they have a lower rate of complication and shorter recovery periods. The lower risk of complication increases the success rate of procedures, and the shorter recovery times let you back to your normal activities faster.

How long does minimally invasive surgery take?

The length of time of minimally invasive surgeries varies often. Many factors, such as what procedure is being done, your overall health, and what type of anesthesia is needed, influence how much time any one procedure will require.

Minimally invasive procedures almost always take less time than the same traditional surgeries do. Most of the minimally invasive procedures Dr Sodhi performs do not require overnight hospital stay and may even be done at the Ventana Surgery Center for your convenience. You will be free to return home and recover in your own home once the surgery is finished.

Who should consider minimally invasive surgery?

If you think you are in need of a gynecological surgery, come in for a consultation and ask Dr. Sodhi if minimally invasive surgery is an option for you. She will make sure you have exhausted all reasonable medical management and elect the least invasive surgical route necessary to tackle your problem.