Minimally invasive surgery allows a surgeon to correct problems without causing extensive trauma to the body. Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery lets you return to your life without the need for hospitalization. In most cases, you can go home the same day as the procedure.
There are two types of minimally invasive surgery: robotic surgery and laparoscopic (sometimes called endoscopic) surgery.
Dr. Oktay use 3D technology to get a comprehensive “map” of the surgical site and robotic arms that make incisions with extreme precision and safety.
Dr. Oktay inserts tiny tubes and cameras into the body. These provide him with a better view of the area being operated on and help him make smaller, less damaging incisions.
Minimally invasive surgery represents a new frontier in treating fertility problems and many other complicated health conditions.
Dr. Oktay offers several minimally invasive surgical procedures that address fertility issues, including:
Myomectomy: removes uterine fibroids
Fertility sparing cystectomy and endometrioma removal: done with the goal of preserving ovarian function and not compromising fertility
Tubal surgery including reversal of sterilization: reverses tied tubes
Ovarian transplantation (under research protocol): involves the implantation of your previously frozen ovarian tissue
Hysteroscopic surgery: treatment of polyps, intrauterine fibroids, intrauterine scars, or uterine septum
Any surgical procedure — minimally invasive or not — involves risks. While minimally invasive surgery is safe, there’s always a chance of minor complications like bleeding, infection, or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. As with any surgery, it’s important to follow post-surgery care instructions and seek medical advice if you have any concerns.
Dr. Oktay works with you to determine how your unique health history impacts your eligibility for a minimally invasive fertility procedure. As an experienced robotic and laparoscopic surgeon, he prioritizes your safety and comfort above all else, both before and after your surgery.
Schedule a consultation online or call Dr. Oktay’s office today.