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Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC

Minimally Invasive Surgery

OBGYN located in Brooklyn , New York and Bronx, NY

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Midwood and Homecrest, Brooklyn, Upper East Side, New York and Co-Op City, Bronx, NY

Access to empathetic and approachable obstetrics and gynecology care means distinguishing between good and excellent health care. Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC provides superior obstetrics and gynecology services throughout the Homecrest and Midwood Brooklyn neighborhoods, the Upper East Side, and the Co-Op City of The Bronx in New York City.

Dr. Shifrin first obtained a medical degree from Samara State Medical University (formerly known as Kuibyshev Medical Institute) in Samara, Russia. His passion and drive for quality OB/GYN care led him to the United States, where he obtained additional training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York, and Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey, where he went on to serve as the attending gynecologist.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery that uses certain techniques to operate on the body with the least and smallest incisions possible.

The team at Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC uses minimally invasive tools to provide services like:

  • Vaginal rejuvenation and reconstruction
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Sonohysteroscopy
  • Elective termination of pregnancy
  • Endometrial ablation

Minimally invasive surgery can also repair pelvic floor and bladder injuries.

How does minimally invasive surgery work?

Broadly, the practice uses three main types of minimally invasive procedures:

Hysteroscopic procedures

Hysteroscopic procedures use hysteroscopes to look inside the uterus. Hysteroscopes are narrow telescopes equipped with a tiny light and camera that doctors feed into the uterus via the vagina and cervix, eliminating the need for any incisions.

Hysteroscopic procedures are popular for procedures like fibroid and polyp removal and displaced IUD removal. Hysteroscopies are also a popular alternative to traditional D&C procedures, during which doctors examine and remove abnormal uterine growths.

Laparoscopy procedures

Laparoscopy procedures use a series of several small cuts to insert multiple tubes into the body. Inside these tubes, doctors slide tiny cameras and surgical instruments into the body, where they diagnose and treat issues like ectopic pregnancies and endometriosis. 

Though they do require a few small incisions, laparoscopic surgeries cause less pain, heal quicker, produce fewer internal and external scars, and offer shorter downtimes than traditional procedures.

Robotic procedures

During robotic procedures, doctors use computer-controlled technology to help them perform surgery. Like laparoscopic procedures, this type of minimally invasive surgery relies on small incisions on the abdomen to insert surgical instruments into the body. These instruments are miniaturized and mounted on three robotic arms, which surgeons control to perform delicate procedures with extreme precision.

Regardless of the type, with minimally invasive surgery, you can get the care you need and return to your regularly scheduled life more rapidly.

What are some benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries offer patients numerous benefits over traditional surgery, including:

  • Increased physician precision and accuracy
  • Minimal trauma to surrounding tissue
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter, less painful recovery periods
  • Little to no scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection

Minimally invasive surgery is the present and future of gynecological surgery. 

To protect your health and ensure better results with your gynecological surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC online or over the phone today.

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