Minimally Invasive Surgery in York
With Dr. Bornt, a board-certified gynecologist in York PA, laparoscopic surgery is always an outpatient procedure. She performs different types of laparascopic procedures to diagnose endometriosis, remove cysts or ovaries, evaluate infertility or pelvic pain and perform hysterectomies or lysis of adhesions.
Sterilization/Tube Removal/Reducing Risk of Cancer
Are you finished having kids? Do you want a safe, effective method to be sure?
Sterilization by removing both tubes is slowly replacing tying the tubes, as it is believed to decrease the incidence of ovarian cancer. Some studies claim that up to 80% of the ‘ovarian’ cancers really start in the fallopian tubes.
Studies show that there are no more complications with removing the tubes than with tying the tubes. Infections rates, fevers, blood loss, transfusion rates, and hospital stay times were not different. The long-term failure rates with burning, clipping or tying the tubes, leading to pregnancies in the tubes [called ectopic pregnancies] does not happen when the tube is removed. The procedure is done by outpatient laparoscopy and the patient is usually back to normal in 2 to 4 days. Women who are considering getting their fallopian tubes tied should instead have them removed altogether, some doctors say. Even women undergoing any type of abdominal surgery should also have their tubes removed, as long as they don’t want any more children. That’s because recent research suggests a woman’s fallopian tubes are the true source of some of the deadliest ovarian cancers, and removing them could lower her risk of developing the disease.
Outpatient Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a particularly ‘patient-friendly’ procedure, too. The tiny incisions used with minimally invasive surgery generally mean less pain, a shorter, easier recovery and a return to normal activities in about half the time vs. ‘open’ surgery. You’ll recover in the comfort of your own home with your loved ones. You’ll go home the same day of your surgery, usually by 5:00 pm. You will avoid the antibiotic resistant organisms that are often found in hospitals and have a lower infection rate. Infections are extremely rare for outpatient procedures when compared to patients operated on in the hospital.
Dr. Bornt’s expertise comes from more than two decades of experience with minimally invasive outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomies. We’re here for you with the understanding and comfort that really counts. And we’re sure you’ll agree with our many other patients who have had minimally invasive surgery at Apple Hill Surgical Center it’s a positive experience that makes surgery far easier than most women would ever expect.
Patients come to us for minimally invasive surgery from in and around Hanover, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Red Lion and York. If you live beyond York County and you are scheduled for a laparoscopic hysterectomy, you will stay in a local hotel so the visiting nurse can see you the night after surgery and the following morning. After her second visit, you may return home.