Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Capital Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Silver Spring, MD & Laurel, MD

It’s normal to feel nervous about needing gynecological surgery, but the expert OB/GYN surgeons at Capital Women’s Care in Laurel and Silver Spring, Maryland, are trained in the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures. They offer minimally invasive options for all gynecological conditions, including fibroids. To find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive gynecological surgery, call or book an appointment online.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery refers to procedures that use advanced technology to reduce the amount of damage to healthy tissue. The expert surgeons at Capital Women’s Care offer minimally invasive procedures as an alternative to traditional open surgery whenever possible.

Opposed to traditional surgery, minimally invasive procedures require much smaller incisions. When the doctors at Capital Women’s Care perform minimally invasive surgery, they use specialized equipment, such as a laparoscope. In some cases, they may use robotic technology to help accurately guide surgeries.

A laparoscope is a thin, flexible instrument that has lights and a tiny camera lens at one end. Your surgeon at Capital Women’s Care only needs to make an incision about the size of a buttonhole to insert the laparoscope.

The camera lens projects an image of the inside of your body onto a screen so your surgeon can diagnose and treat your gynecological condition without making a large incision.

Why Would I Need Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery?

The team at Capital Women’s Care offer minimally invasive procedures for many gynecological conditions that require surgery. They may recommend minimally invasive surgery to diagnose or treat one of the following:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cervical incompetence


Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Your provider at Capital Women’s Care will discuss the risks and benefits of any procedure and recommend the best choice for you.

What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an appealing alternative to traditional surgery. Although these procedures are still surgery and require anesthesia, the smaller incisions have many benefits, including:

  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Reduced scarring
  • Less bleeding
  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Minimal damage to healthy tissue
  • Less risk of complications such as infections


In some cases, such as a transvaginal hysterectomy, your surgeon at Capital Women’s Care can make an incision on the inner wall of your vagina, leaving you with no visible scars.

To learn more about minimally invasive gynecological surgery, call Capital Women’s Care or book an appointment online today.

What we offer

Obstetric & Gynecological Services