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HCA Neighborhood Health Watch: minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

There are several gynecologic conditions that can affect a woman's life like pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids or abnormal bleeding. When lifestyle changes, medicine or other treatments do not ease symptoms, doctors may suggest minimally invasive surgeries like laparascopic or robotic surgery.

Dr. Ramzi Aboujaoude of Johnston Willis Hospital explains these surgeries offer a speedier recovery.

"If we're talking about any of these procedures, usually, this is same day surgery or the second day. They go home the second day. So it means staying at the hospital is much shorter or by far shorter, the recovery is by far faster, there is minimal pain or no pain, less risk of infection, and the list goes and goes."

Doctors believe there are other advantages to these type of surgeries.

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