Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist
Technologic advances make minimally invasive surgery possible for a growing number of conditions. Emery M. Salom, MD, Jonathan Black, MD, MPH, and Jacob Tangir, MD, are leading experts in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in South Florida. If you have a gynecologic issue that requires surgery, take your case to The Center for Gynecologic Oncology to see if minimally invasive surgery is right for you. Call today to make an appointment to visit the center’s Hollywood, Miramar, Plantation, or Hialeah, Florida, location.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

How is minimally invasive surgery performed?

The doctors perform minimally invasive surgery with laparoscopy or robotics. Robotic da Vinci® surgery is an advanced version of laparoscopy that can handle much more complex procedures with very little damage to the body.

During da Vinci Surgery, a robotic cart with four arms performs the actual surgery through tiny incisions, using small instruments. Dr. Salom or Dr. Tangir sits at a computer console and wears wrist attachments that translate his movements with the robotic arms. With this equipment, he can make steadier, more dexterous movements. Laparoscopic visual equipment helps the doctor see inside your body with the utmost visual clarity.

The robotic equipment allows the doctors to perform complex surgeries that traditional laparoscopy doesn’t allow.

What kinds of minimally invasive surgery can the doctors perform?

The doctors at the center specialize in Single-Site® da Vinci surgery with robotic equipment. This impressive procedure requires only one incision near the belly button to remove the uterus. You’re normally done with surgery within an hour and discharged in under 24 hours.

In addition to hysterectomy, laparoscopic or robotic surgery can also be used for:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Benign fibroids
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Gynecologic cancers

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Since minimally invasive surgery requires small incisions, it allows for fast healing and less noticeable scars. You won’t need as much anesthesia as you would with traditional surgery either. Quicker recovery also means shorter hospitalization and an easier transition to normal activities.

The equipment used for minimally invasive surgery is also much more precise, so it allows Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir to perform surgeries with precision that would be otherwise impossible with laparoscopy. Less-invasive procedures also result in fewer complications such as:

  • Blood loss
  • Infection
  • Pain

Continual improvements make minimally invasive surgery more efficient than ever. As engineers hone the technology, a wider range of surgeries are becoming less invasive. The experts at The Center for Gynecologic Oncology stay abreast of these improvements so they can offer you the most advanced treatments available.

The doctors at the center specialize in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. If you need gynecologic surgery, call now to put yourself in the best care possible.

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