Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery Specialist

North Fulton OB-GYN

Lisa Vinokur, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Alpharetta, GA

If you need a gynecological operation, minimally invasive surgery may be the ideal solution. Minimally invasive surgery requires fewer and smaller incisions, resulting in less discomfort and a shorter recovery period when compared to open surgery. Lisa Vinokur, MD, is an exceptional obstetrician and gynecologist with expertise using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to perform a range of gynecological procedures at North Fulton OB-GYN in Alpharetta, Georgia. To find out more about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery and how Dr. Vinokur can help you, call the clinic today or book an appointment online.

Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Rather than making large surgical incisions, minimally invasive surgery techniques use your body’s natural openings or require very small incisions through which to pass the instruments.

Minimally invasive procedures include:

Hysteroscopic surgery

This diagnostic and operative technique relies on a tiny telescope that’s inserted through the cervix to provide images of the uterus via a video monitor. Dr. Vinokur uses this technique to assess women experiencing infertility, miscarriage, and abnormal uterine bleeding. As a treatment technique, Dr. Vinokur uses these images to perform surgery using small incisions and tiny instruments.

Laparoscopic surgery

This type of surgery is also diagnostic and operative in nature and relies on the use of a tiny camera inserted through the navel. It can be used to examine the outside of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other pelvic areas. It’s typically used to identify fibroids, polyps, and the causes of abnormal bleeding. As a treatment technique, Dr. Vinokur uses the images to perform surgery using small incisions and tiny instruments.

These minimally invasive surgery techniques are often robot-assisted, or computer-assisted, giving Dr. Vinokur more flexibility, control, and precision.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive gynecological procedures?

Dr. Vinokur prides herself on providing the most trusted and technologically advanced treatment options to tackle your women’s health issues. If surgery is necessary, she will always opt for the most effective and least invasive methods possible. The most significant benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Convenience - Many procedures can be carried out on an outpatient basis.
  • Pain reduction - The level of discomfort is lower than with open surgery.
  • Lower risks - Risks of complications and infection are lower compared to open surgery. No surgery is without a degree of risk, but a laparoscopy is significantly less likely to lead to post-surgical problems.
  • Better results - Patients experience improved outcomes from surgeries carried out using laparoscopic techniques.

Minimally invasive surgery is also less costly than open surgery.

What gynecological conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Vinokur can diagnose and treat a wide range of gynecological conditions using minimally invasive techniques, such as:

  • Menorrhagia (heavy periods)
  • Metrorrhagia (irregular periods)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Tubal ligation and its reversal
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Oovectomy (removal of ovaries)
  • Burch procedure for incontinence
  • Vault suspension for prolapsed uterus

Dr. Vinokur has the substantial experience necessary to determine the most appropriate treatment option and carry out the recommended minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. To discuss which approach promises the best outcomes for your condition, make an appointment to see Dr. Vinokur. Call North Fulton OB-GYN today or book online.