Laparoscopic Surgery: Maximizing the Benefits of Minimizing Surgery

As one of the most innovative forms of medical technologies, laparoscopic surgery provides a range of benefits to women who might be in need of reconstructive procedures to relieve such urogynecological conditions as pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, or urinary incontinence.

Laparoscopic Surgery Defined

Also known as minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery employs a microscopic video camera and several very thin instruments to explore and access a patient’s internal systems without having to make larger incisions which will require greater recovery time, induce a higher level of post-operative discomfort, and likely cause more scarring. As experts in laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Michael Coyle has the unique advantage of being able to combine their surgical skills with their position as board-certified physicians specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS); and at Coyle Institute, this singular distinction means that patients can entrust their care to two very knowledgeable, very dedicated doctors.

Some of the most notable advantages of laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Less scarring of the internal organs
  • Smaller, less visible scarring externally
  • Shortened hospital stays for patients
  • More rapid rate of recovery
  • More expedient, easier returns to full activity level

At Coyle Institute, Dr. Coyle his team will consult with patients to assess their medical concerns and evaluate every option so that the very best solution can be reached for their particular condition. Each woman’s body is different, with a different history that directly relates to how they will react to certain treatments and procedures; and because of their extensive expertise in urogynecology and various types of surgical methods, the team at Coyle Institute is at the fore of their field, offering the women in their care the option of laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to traditional surgery.

Laparoscopic Surgery: On The Cutting Edge

Such advanced procedures as laparoscopic surgery provide women with urogynecological issues a faster, more efficient, and often safer resolution to their condition; and because of factors such as this, these types of surgeries are gaining greater implementation all over the world. Technology is certainly put to greater use as surgical procedures become more device-driven and even more precise than ever, utilizing cameras, robotics, and hand access devices in order to execute a variety of complex surgeries that would once have required larger, more open incisions.

Consequently, recent years have also led to the development of advancements such as the DaVinci® Surgical System. This robotic surgical system makes even the already minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries more streamline and even less invasive because it allows surgeons access to a patient’s internal organs through the use of mechanically-driven arms that actually perform the surgery through tiny holes and grant the surgeon a clearer operating field through the use of high resolution video cameras. These specially designed cameras offer highly magnified views and allow greater depth perception, which ensures that incisions can be made with more precision, despite the fact that the surgeon is in a remote position from the actual patient, seated at a computer console without any direct physical contact. Instead, the operating field is navigated as the surgeon maneuvers camera views and incisions through the controlling devices in their hands, watching as their own commands are executed and displayed on the screen of a computer monitor. From beginning to end, the surgery becomes less intrusive without sacrificing the the degree of detail with which a surgeon can conduct their incisions; and because of this, robotically assisted surgery has launched laparoscopic surgery to become one of the preferred methods of treatment in many areas of medicine.

As an early adopter of the DaVinci® System and other methods of laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Coyle has honed his skills to such a degree that he has become pre-eminent in the medical community, traveling the United States to train his colleagues and introduce other medical professionals to the benefits and possibilities provided by robotically-assisted surgeries.

As you consider the ways that laparoscopic surgery might benefit your own needs for treatment in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, give Dr. Coyle his team at Coyle Institute a call today!