Minimally Invasive Surgeries at Longmont United Hospital
Patients who undergo minimally invasive procedures or surgeries can now experience less pain, reduced blood loss, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays. The more frequent minimally invasive procedures requested, but not limited to, at Longmont United Hospital are listed below.
Acid Reflux, GERD, Barrett’s Esphagus
Da Vinci Surgeries
da Vinci Urologic Procedures/Surgeries
At Longmont United Hospital we perform the following urological procedures: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Disorders, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sacrocolpopexy -Surgery for Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse.
Ear, Nose and Throat - Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Procedures or Surgeries
Longmont United Hospital offers advanced laparoscopic and daVinci Surgical System robotics, which is the most, advanced technology available today to perform gynecologic surgical procedures.
Laparoscopy - diagnostic & operative
Pelvic laparoscopy is surgery to examine pelvic organs using a viewing tool called a laparoscope. The surgery is also used to treat certain diseases of the pelvic organs. Laparoscopy uses a smaller surgical cut than open surgery.
This means you will likely have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. There is less blood loss with laparoscopic surgery and less pain after surgery. Pelvic laparoscopy is used both for diagnosis and treatment. It may be recommended for:
- An abnormal pelvic mass or ovarian cyst found on pelvic ultrasound
- Cancer (ovarian, endometrial, or cervical) to see if it has spread or to remove nearby lymph nodes or tissue
- Chronic (long-term) pelvic pain, if no other cause has been found
- Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy
- Difficulty getting pregnant or having a baby (infertility)
- Sudden, severe pelvic pain
A pelvic laparascopy may also be done to:
- Remove your uterus (hysterectomy)
- Remove uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
- "Tie" your tubes (tubal ligation/sterilization
Hysteroscopy - diagnostic & operative
Hysteroscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the womb (uterus). Your doctor can look at the opening to the womb (cervix), inside of the womb, and the openings of the fallopian tubes. This procedure may be done to diagnose or treat a health problem.
This procedure may be done to:
- Treat heavy or irregular periods
- Block the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy
- Diagnose abnormal structure of the womb
- Diagnose thickening of the lining of the womb
- Find and remove abnormal growths such as polyps or fibroids
- Find the cause of repeated miscarriages or to remove tissue after a pregnancy loss
- Find uterine or cervical cancer
- Remove an intrauterine device (IUD)
- Remove scar tissue from the womb
- Take a tissue sample (biopsy) from the cervix, womb
- Minimally Invasive Spine Fusions
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