Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women

Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA

If you need gynecological surgery, choose a method that causes few scars and allows for a fast recovery. At Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Gregory Fountain, MD, FACOG, uses da Vinci® minimally invasive surgery to perform essential gynecological surgeries, including hysterectomies and endometriosis treatment. To learn about the advanced techniques and how they can benefit you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery. Instead of large incisions that result in notable blood loss, long recoveries, and extensive scarring, minimally invasive surgery uses tiny incisions and specialized tools so that the surgeon can perform procedures with minimal trauma to your body.

At Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women, Dr. Fountain uses the da Vinci Surgical System, an innovative platform that features a specialized console, small-wristed instruments, and a 3D view of your anatomy. He remains in the operating room the entire time but manipulates small robotic tools using the console.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is an advanced surgical technique not offered by every practice. If you have a condition that requires gynecological surgery, contact Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women to learn if da Vinci surgery is for you.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci system provides Dr. Fountain with unparalleled precision and control. The wristed instruments move like a human hand but have an even greater range-of-motion capabilities.

The system’s technology also gives a close-up 3D view of your anatomy projected onto a screen right in the operating room. This gives Dr. Fountain the ability to see far more precisely than he could in a traditional surgical setting.

As compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery offers:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter or no hospital stays
  • Faster recovery

Minimally invasive surgery makes gynecological procedures less traumatic to your system and less disruptive to your life.

What procedures are performed using minimally invasive surgery?

While surgery is usually the last resort to treat gynecological problems, Dr. Fountain may recommend it to address:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Some gynecological cancers
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Dr. Fountain evaluates your case to determine if a minimally invasive surgical approach is right for your particular diagnosis. 

You may qualify for hysterectomy, removal of abnormal endometrial tissue or cancerous tumors, oophorectomy to remove your ovaries, myomectomy to remove fibroids, or sacrocolpopexy to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

Contact Gwinnett's Progressive Healthcare for Women to learn more about minimally invasive surgery for gynecological concerns. Call or use the online tool to schedule your consultation today.