Minimally invasive surgeries are procedures performed through small incisions in the body using specially designed instruments, typically including a laparoscope or something similar. A laparoscope is a slender, flexible tube with a tiny camera and a light mounted on its tip. This device is used to provide a video stream from inside a patient’s body to an external monitor, and allows the surgeon to see inside the body without having to use a large incision.
When Dr. Jehangir performs laparoscopic procedures, she makes small incisions around the belly button to access the ovaries, cervix, and uterus. In addition to performing traditional laparoscopic procedures, Dr. Jehangir is trained and skilled the use of the Da Vinci robotic surgery system, which provides an even more precise surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries reduce many of the risks associated with surgery, typically have shorter recovery times, and result in less surgical scarring.
Whenever possible, Dr. Jehangir uses the Da Vinci robotic surgical system for hysterectomies. This robotic technique uses precise incisions and computer controlled maneuvers to remove a patient’s uterus with just a few small incisions in the abdomen. Historically, hysterectomies were performed in traditional open surgeries. Due to the large abdominal incisions, women would need several weeks to recover and were at a higher risk of infection and tearing stitches after the procedure. Dr. Jehangir is committed to providing her patients with the most modern and advanced treatments available to improve their health outcomes, and uses the surgical process to help make sure this is possible.
Dr. Jehangir uses the state of the art Da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform myomectomies to surgically remove fibroids from a patient’s uterus. While minimally invasive surgical techniques are always preferred, the Da Vinci system offers even more precision. This is especially important when removing fibroids, as most women want to protect the integrity of their uteruses to improve their chances of having children naturally. The Da Vinci robotic surgery system and a live video feed enable Dr. Jehangir to remove fibroids with the least invasion possible, minimizing the risk of damage to the uterus.