Hany H Ahmed, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Houston, TX
With advances in surgical technology and techniques, many gynecological procedures are performed using minimally invasive surgery. At his private practice Hany H Ahmed, MD in Houston, Texas, Dr. Ahmed, an experienced OB/GYN and surgeon, specializes in minimally invasive surgery. To schedule a consultation with the board-certified OB/GYN to discuss your gynecological surgical options, contact the office by phone or book online today.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced surgical technique that uses small incisions and specialized instruments to perform complex surgical procedures. Dr. Ahmed is an experienced OB/GYN and skilled surgeon who specializes in gynecological minimally invasive surgery.
Whether you need surgery to save your life or alleviate symptoms, it’s never an easy decision to make. However, when compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive techniques offer many benefits that may ease your mind and help your decision-making process.
Some of the benefits include:
- Less scarring
- Reduced recovery time
- Minimal blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
Dr. Ahmed performs minimally invasive surgery when possible because it offers you so many benefits.
How is minimally invasive surgery performed?
Dr. Ahmed uses laparoscopy to perform minimally invasive surgery. During the procedure, he inserts a laparoscope, a flexible lighted surgical camera, through a small incision in your abdomen that allows him to view the surgical site on a computer monitor.
He then makes a few additional incisions to insert small surgical instruments to perform the necessary procedure.
Though laparoscopy is minimally invasive, Dr. Ahmed performs the surgery under general anesthesia, which means you’re asleep during the procedure.
What minimally invasive surgical procedures are there?
Dr. Ahmed performs many gynecological surgeries using minimally invasive surgery. The most common include:
During a hysterectomy, Dr. Ahmed removes your uterus. It’s the second most common surgical procedure performed on women in the United States.
When using a minimally invasive approach to perform your hysterectomy, your recovery may take 3-4 weeks. By comparison, it may take 4-6 weeks to recover from a traditional open hysterectomy.
Ovarian cyst removal
Dr. Ahmed also removes ovarian cysts using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Though ovarian cysts often resolve on their own over time, if your cyst is large or causes severe symptoms, surgical intervention may be necessary.
If you’re suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, Dr. Ahmed may suggest endometrial ablation. During this minimally invasive procedure, he uses a special tool inserted in your uterus through your vaginal canal to destroy the endometrial lining.
Dr. Ahmed removes fibroids using minimally invasive surgical procedures that offer fewer complications and a quicker recovery. He may recommend surgery depending on the location of the fibroids, type of fibroids, and if they cause pain or heavy bleeding.
To discuss minimally invasive surgery with an experienced OB/GYN, contact Hany H Ahmed, MD by phone or book an appointment online today.