MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY
Are You Tired Of Feeling Broken?
Drs. DeNoble and Damian-Coleman specialize in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) for treatment of many conditions including fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. Dr. DeNoble, in fact, is a fellowship-trained MIG surgeon and highly skilled to perform these surgeries with the utmost care and attention to detail to ensure a successful outcome.
Surgeries We Perform
Drs. DeNoble and Damian-Coleman perform gynecologic surgeries using minimally-invasive surgical techniques. This includes both the use of laparoscopy and robotic surgery with the daVinci Robotic system.
As a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon (MIGS), Dr. DeNoble is highly skilled to perform all types of hysterectomies using laparoscopic surgery techniques.
Drs. DeNoble and Damian-Coleman have many years of experience performing myomectomy surgery for patients suffering from fibroids. As a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon (MIGS), Dr. DeNoble is highly skilled to perform myomectomies using laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery when necessary.
Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy
An ovarian cystectomy is where an ovarian cyst (a fluid‐filled sac in or on the ovary) is removed. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques are usually used to remove these cysts.
Laparoscopic Oophorectomy and Salpingectomy
An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both of your ovaries, while a salpingectomy removes one or both of your fallopian tubes. Depending on your condition, these may be performed at the same time.
Laparoscopic Resection of Endometriosis
As a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon (MIGS), Dr. DeNoble specializes in minimally-invasive surgery for treatment of many gynecologic conditions including resection of endometriosis. Drs. DeNoble and Damian-Coleman are proud to empower women by offering innovative surgical techniques in order that they may recover quicker than with traditional surgery techniques.
Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
Hysteroscopy D&C and Polypectomy
Hysteroscopy is performed using a long, thin camera which is introduced into the uterine cavity. It allows us to diagnose problems inside the uterus and to remove fibroids, polyps, and resect uterine septums and scar tissue.
Cervical Cone Biopsies / LEEP
Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty
Why Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Traditionally, gynecologic surgery has been performed through large abdominal incisions which require longer hospital stay and longer time for recovery before return to usual activities. We know this is not ideal, especially for today’s modern, busy woman!
Minimally-invasive surgery (also known as laparoscopic surgery) is performed through 2-4 tiny incisions, each less than an inch long, and associated with:
- Less blood loss
- Less cutting and internal scarring
- Smaller, more cosmetic scars
- Less pain as you heal
- Less complications such as infection
- Quicker discharge from the hospital (same day or next day)
- Faster overall recovery and return to normal activities
What Surgeries Can Be Performed Laparoscopically?
- Total or Supracervical Hysterectomy
- Ovarian Cystectomy
- Removal of Ovaries and/or Fallopian Tubes
- Resection of Endometriosis or Adhesions
- Tubal Ligation
Why Don’t All OB/GYNs Offer Minimally Invasive Procedures?
More than 50% of hysterectomies done for benign conditions in the US are still performed by open surgery! Many OB/GYNs lack the training and expertise to perform these surgeries, or are skilled for more simple laparoscopic surgeries but not more complex ones such as for hysterectomy or myomectomy. In addition, many general OB/GYNs’ focus is on obstetrical care and not surgical.