Irregular bleeding and pelvic pain can be caused by common issues such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Symptoms of these issues can be addressed with minimally invasive surgical procedures performed by Kornelia Krol, MD, of Women for Women OBGYN, SC in Chicago. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you could benefit from these procedures.
Dr. Krol is an excellent surgeon with specialized training that allows her to treat gynecological problems without conventional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and tiny instruments to resolve your symptoms and remove offending tissue, such as endometriosis, fibroids, or cysts. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
Laparoscopic surgery is often performed in the hospital, but in many cases, you go home the same day. If you have a gynecological issue that requires surgery, discuss your minimally invasive options with Dr. Krol.
A hysteroscopy is an in-office minor surgical procedure that helps Dr. Krol learn more about your reproductive health. If you have heavy menstrual bleeding, serious cramping, or longer or more frequent periods than normal, she may recommend the procedure.
During a hysteroscopy, Dr. Krol inserts a hysteroscope, which is a thin tube with a light, into your vagina. This instrument allows her a better view of your cervix and uterus. If she finds any abnormal-appearing tissue, she can take a tissue sample for testing.
A laparoscope is a thin, lighted telescope that allows Dr. Krol to see inside your body. Surgery with the laparoscope may be diagnostic or treatment-oriented. Dr. Krol inserts the laparoscope through small incisions to look for and diagnose endometriosis or fibroids when imaging tests fail to reveal these conditions, and you have symptoms that suggest them.
She can then remove the offending tissue with miniature instruments that go in through the small incisions. She does her work with the assistance of the image provided by the laparoscope.
Dr. Krol may recommend diagnostic laparoscopic surgery if you have:
Heavy bleeding and painful sexual intercourse are other reasons you might be a candidate for diagnostic laparoscopy.
For more information about minimally invasive solutions to common gynecological issues, call the office of Women for Women OBGYN, SC or schedule a consultation using the online tool.