Minimally Invasive Surgery

minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (sometimes called laparoscopic surgery) is done through small incisions. Using specialized techniques, miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights and high definition monitors. These surgeries can be performed through incisions that require only a stitch or two to close.

For patients, minimally invasive surgery means less trauma to the body, less blood loss, smaller surgical scars and less need for pain medication. Patients leave the hospital sooner after minimally invasive surgery and return to normal activities sooner than with conventional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.

All of our gynecologists perform minimally invasive surgery for many common gynecologic conditions such as uterine fibroids, heavy menstruations, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, urinary incontinence and permanent sterilization.

Dr. Gostal Arcelin and Dr. Rachel Ciaccio are one of the few Palm Beach surgeons that now offers minimally invasive surgeries with the Surgical Da Vinci® Robotic system. The Da Vinci® surgical system provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The Da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. This can be particularly useful for the treatment of uterine fibroids and laparoscopic myomectomies (fibroid removal), as well as complex laparoscopic hysterectomies.

We have also been at the forefront of “single-incision” laparoscopy, which is one of the most recent advances in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The technique utilizes a single skin incision, most commonly the umbilicus, through which a port with multiple channels is introduced. Enabling the surgeon to perform complex tasks like a hysterectomy through a single small incision, which reduces surgical trauma and residual scarring. View the video below to learn a little bit more about the Single Incision Procedure:

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Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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