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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Kingsley N. Asumugha, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified OB/GYN

A'fina Houston OB/GYN

Kingsley N. Asumugha, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Webster, TX

Minimally invasive surgery involves less pain and scarring and a faster recovery time than open procedures. At A'fina Houston OB/GYN in Webster, Texas, board-certified OB/GYN Kingsley Asumugha, MD, FACOG, provides the highest degree of personalized and progressive care, using minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more about minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

 

 

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses advanced technology to perform surgical procedures with smaller incisions and less damage to healthy tissues, including muscles and nerves. As a highly trained OB/GYN, Dr. Asumugha has expertise in a variety of minimally invasive gynecologic approaches, including:

Laparoscopic surgery

A laparoscope is a thin, flexible fiber optic camera that Dr. Asumugha inserts into a small incision in your abdomen. He uses the laparoscope to view your pelvic organs, including your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. 

Laparoscopy can be diagnostic, therapeutic, or both. Laparoscopy is the only way to definitively diagnose certain conditions, such as endometriosis. If Dr. Asumugha finds a problem during laparoscopy, he may treat it during the same procedure by inserting tiny surgical instruments into additional small incisions. 

Hysteroscopic surgery

This type of surgery doesn’t involve an incision at all. Dr. Asumugha inserts a hysteroscope, which is like a tiny telescope, through your cervix and into your uterus. He may use hysteroscopy to diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding or to remove a growth, such as a polyp or fibroid. 

Vaginal surgery

During vaginal surgery, Dr. Asumugha removes reproductive organs, such as your uterus, through an incision inside your vagina. This is known as a transvaginal hysterectomy. 

What conditions does minimally invasive surgery treat?

Minimally invasive surgery can help Dr. Asumugha diagnose and treat a wide range of women’s health conditions, including:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids and polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Ovarian cysts

For many of these conditions, minimally invasive surgery is one of several available treatment options. Dr. Asumugha makes sure to explore the most conservative approaches to treatment first. When surgery is necessary, he thoroughly explains the details of your procedure and answers any questions you may have. 

What gynecologic procedures can use minimally invasive surgery?

At A'fina Houston OB/GYN, Dr. Asumugha uses minimally invasive techniques to perform a variety of procedures, including:

  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Transvaginal hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy
  • Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy
  • Cervical loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Endometrial ablation

Because minimally invasive surgery involves smaller incisions, it causes little-to-no scarring and leads to a faster and easier recovery. 

For advanced expertise in minimally invasive surgery, call A'fina Houston OB/GYN, or request an appointment online today.