GYN Oncology Services
GBMC offers single incision surgery, also know as laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for women with:
- Ovarian Cysts
- Tubal Ligations
- Pelvic Masses
- Removal of Ovaries
- Early Stage Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers
Gynecologic surgical techniques include:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Using state-of-the-art technology, the gynecologic surgeons at GBMC are offering more women major abdominal surgery through small incisions.
The da Vinci® robotic surgical system allows physicians to operate through small, dime-sized abdominal incisions and direct "robot arms" to perform the surgery through a variety of tiny surgical instruments. Seated at a console, the physician views the surgical area through a tiny endoscopic camera that reveals three-dimensional images magnified at 14 times greater than what the human eye can see. The controls at the console allow the physician to move the "robotic arms" eliminating the natural tremor of even the steadiest human hands
Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) is an advanced minimally invasive approach in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, typically the patient's navel. Advantages of LESS include better cosmetic results from a hidden scar under the belly button, less pain after surgery resulting in the need to use less pain medication, quicker recovery time and fewer complications from fewer incisions.