Farris Fahmy, MD, FACOG and Sitara Ravikumar, MD at Aster OB/GYN on New York City’s Upper West Side are committed to providing the most advanced gynecological treatments for his patients to minimize risk and reduce recovery. At their office, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Sitara Ravikumar, MD are capable of using a number of minimally invasive surgical approaches to treat various gynecological conditions, including vaginal, laparoscopic, and hysteroscopic surgery. If you’d like to learn more about surgical options at Aster OB/GYN, call the office or book an appointment online.
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is a specialized surgical technique that uses a camera inserted through a tiny incision in your abdomen or cervix and tiny surgical instruments to perform various procedures.
Prior to the emergence of minimally invasive surgery, doctors performed surgical procedures through large incisions in your abdomen, which prolonged both surgical and recovery time. As technology and surgical procedures improve, minimally invasive gynecological procedures are becoming standard practice for a number of gynecological issues.
Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar use minimally invasive surgery to treat a number of gynecologic conditions, including:
They use minimally invasive surgery to diagnose and treat these conditions. He specializes in both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic minimally invasive gynecological surgeries. Laparoscopic procedures are performed at the hospital, while hysteroscopic procedures are performed at the office.
Common procedures performed through minimally invasive surgery include:
The benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery include:
A hysteroscopy is a technique used to diagnose and treat medical conditions that affect the uterus. The hysteroscope is a thin, lighted tube affixed with a camera that Dr. Fahmy or Dr. Ravikumar inserts through your vagina to get a better look at your uterus.
Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Raviumar may recommend a hysteroscopy if you’re experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding. He also uses the hysteroscope to:
Either local or general anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort when performing a hysteroscopy. You can go home following the procedure.
If you’re searching for an OB/GYN office that can take care of all your gynecological needs, including surgical, call the office or book an appointment online.