Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Elliece S. Smith, MD, PC -  - Gynecologist

Elliece S. Smith, MD, PC

Gynecologist & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Lanham, MD

Minimally invasive surgery offers the best possible results with a low risk of complications. For minimally invasive gynecological procedures, trust Elliece Smith, MD, PC. She has the skills and training necessary to perform advanced surgeries with state-of-the-art techniques. To learn how you can benefit from minimally invasive surgery for many uncomfortable gynecological issues, call the Lanham, Maryland, office or book an appointment online.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

How is minimally invasive surgery different?

Minimally invasive surgery offers a less traumatic way to address numerous gynecological issues as compared to conventional surgery. 

Conventional surgery requires a relatively large incision and with it, longer recoveries, more blood loss, and a higher chance of infection. 

Minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery, give you the same outcome as conventional techniques with a far easier process.


What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy involves using a very slim surgical tool called a laparoscope, which is fitted with a light and telescope. 

Dr. Smith makes small incisions to access the surgical site and inserts the laparoscope. The camera gives her a fantastic view of your internal organs and affected tissues. 

She sees your surgical site on a large screen in the operating room and can then use small instruments to complete the necessary surgery.

What types of issues can laparoscopy address?

Dr. Smith may recommend laparoscopic techniques for issues including:

  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Hysterectomy
  • Tubal ligation

You may also undergo laparoscopy for diagnostic purposes. The procedure can help the doctor confirm a diagnosis of uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery is a powerful innovation that gives Dr. Smith greater accuracy and dexterity when it comes to gynecological surgeries. During the surgery, Dr. Smith is in control of your procedure at all times.

She uses a specialized platform that allows her to get a better view of the area to be treated. Tiny wristed instruments that have more movability than the human hand repair or remove affected tissue.

Compared to conventional surgery, you experience a:

  • Lower risk of complication
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss and reduced need for blood transfusions
  • Faster recovery

Robotic surgery has been in use for more than a decade, treating millions of patients.

What issues can be treated using robotic surgery?

Dr. Smith performs a number of gynecological surgeries with robotic assistance. These include:

  • Sacrocolpopexy, or pelvic organ prolapse repair
  • Myomectomy, or removal of uterine fibroids
  • Hysterectomy, or removal of your uterus and ovaries
  • Endometriosis resection, or removal of endometrial tissue

Dr. Smith evaluates each case individually to determine if robotic surgery is the best choice for your case.

To learn more about minimally invasive surgical techniques to address your gynecological concerns, schedule an appointment today. Call the office or book an appointment online.

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