Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery has advanced considerably over the last 15 years.  During this time period, Dr. Margolis has honed his experience and expertise to become an excellent minimally invasive surgeon, including laparoscopic and robotic approaches.  The laparoscopic and robotic approaches provide the distinct advantage of less postoperative pain and an easier recovery for most GYN conditions.  Having performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries, Dr. Margolis can often find a laparoscopic approach when abdominal approaches might have otherwise been offered.

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Surgical procedures which the laparoscopic approach are particularly suited to and which Dr. Margolis has perfected include (but are not limited to) Laparoscopic Burch procedure, Laparoscopic abdominal sacral colpopexy, Laparoscopic hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) with or without salpingo-oophorectomy, (removal of the tubes and ovaries) Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy and myomectomy (removal of fibroids), Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain, Laparoscopic repair of ureteral injuries, Laparoscopic treatment of rectal prolapse.  Dr. Margolis has performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries with excellent success rates.

The following series of pictures shows a laparoscopic myomectomy done recently on a woman in her thirties with a large uterine fibroid on the right hand side that was obstructing her ureter and destroying her kidney.  The surgery was done laparoscopically with cosmetically placed incisions.  It took approximately 3 hours to perform with a barely measurable blood loss.  The patient went home the day after surgery and her kidney is no longer at risk.

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