Dr. David Ghozland offers a variety of minimally invasive procedures (MIP) for the benefit of his patients. These procedures improve a women’s quality of life by utilizing the latest technology available to minimize downtime and risks of the surgery for the patient.
A minimally invasive procedure is performed by using the smallest incisions necessary to safely perform each surgery. It is less invasive than its open surgery counterpart and thus typically safer, easier to recover from and more cosmetically appealing for the patient.
Dr. Ghozland provides the following minimally invasive procedures for women who may suffer from heavy periods, fibroids, pelvic pain and stress urinary incontinence, among other issues.
- Endometrial Ablation: Removes, or ablates, the endometrial lining (or endometrium) of a uterus via the circulation of hot water. This allows Dr. Ghozland to treat and cure most patients with heavy periods without a single incision and therefore nearly no downtime or pain.
- Endometriosis Resection: Laparoscopy is performed to visualize endometriosis within the pelvis. This allows the surgeon to resect and remove endometriosis safely and effectively.
- Tubal Ligation — This procedure seals a woman’s fallopian tubes in order to prevent pregnancy.
- Tubal Reversal — Undo a tubal ligation procedure to improve your chances to become pregnant again with this outpatient surgery.
- Hysterectomy: Partial or full removal of the uterus
- Myomectomy: A surgical procedure to remove fibroids, or noncancerous growths, on the uterus
- Stress Urinary Incontinence: A fractional CO2 laser, an intravaginal device, is used to reverse the involuntary loss of bladder control
- Bladder Sling: A minimally invasive outpatient procedure that helps to correct and treat urinary stress incontinence with little discomfort and quick healing.
Continuing technological innovations help make minimally invasive procedures possible and even more accurate and beneficial to patients.
- Less operative trauma
- Less scarring
- Less post-operative discomfort and pain, resulting in less pain medication required or needed
- Faster recovery, which allows patients to return to normal activities more quickly than traditional surgery
- Shorter hospitalization time
- Less risk for post-operative complications
- Greater accuracy, precision and control due to better video-assisted equipment and better visualization and magnification instruments
Normal risks involved, as with any type of surgical procedure, include:
- Anesthesia or medication reactions
Even though these minimally invasive procedures are less invasive for the patient and therefore add the advantage of a quicker recovery than traditional surgery, they still need to be completed in a surgery center. Most patients return home the same day after their minimally invasive procedure, and they resume their daily activities very quickly.
Dr. Ghozland has performed these minimally invasive procedures for 10 years as a pioneer in pelvic reconstruction surgery. These procedures, which provide as minimal injury to the body as possible, are safer than open surgery options and are a preferred first-line treatment for ailments involving the bladder or uterus.
If you are interested in exploring one of these minimally invasive procedures, please call Dr. Ghozland’s Santa Monica office to schedule a free consultation at (310) 393-9359. View each procedure page in more depth to answer any questions you may have regarding each minimally invasive procedure.