Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Aster OB/GYN

Farris Fahmy, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

Farris Fahmy, MD, FACOG, at Aster OB/GYN on New York City’s Upper West Side is committed to providing the most advanced gynecological treatments for his patients to minimize risk and reduce recovery. At his office, Dr. Fahmy is 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 Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

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.

What can minimally invasive surgery treat?

Dr. Fahmy uses minimally invasive surgery to treat a number of gynecologic conditions, including:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain

Dr. Fahmy uses 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.

What are common minimally invasive surgery procedures?

Common procedures Dr. Fahmy performs through minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Sterilization
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of ovaries or fallopian tubes
  • Removal of fibroids, polyps, or cysts
  • Correction of congenital anomalies

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery include:

  • Shorter or no hospital stays
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Decreased pain and need for pain medication
  • Quicker recovery time

What is hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a technique Dr. Fahmy uses to diagnose and treat medical conditions that affect the uterus. The hysteroscope is a thin, lighted tube affixed with a camera that Dr. Fahmy inserts through your vagina to get a better look at your uterus.

Dr. Fahmy may recommend a hysteroscopy if you’re experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding. He also uses the hysteroscope to:

  • Locate an intrauterine device
  • Perform an endometrial ablation
  • Place implants in your fallopian tubes as a form of permanent birth control
  • Assist in diagnosis of repeated miscarriage

Dr. Fahmy uses 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.

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