Minimally Invasive Procedures

Stellar Women's Care

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Memorial City, Houston, TX

Woo Hyun Sohn, MD, at Stellar Women’s Care in Houston, Texas, is an experienced OB/GYN who takes a conservative approach to managing women’s health. However, he’s also dedicated to providing the most innovative, up-to-date treatments to ensure the best outcomes. Dr. Sohn performs many minimally invasive procedures and uses the advanced Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery system. For expert gynecological care from a practice that strives to provide compassionate care, call the office, or use the online tool to book an appointment today.

Minimally Invasive Procedures Q&A

What are minimally invasive procedures?

Minimally invasive procedures are surgeries that use advanced tools and techniques to minimize surgical incisions. The innovative type of surgery reduces trauma to your body, as well as scarring, blood loss, and pain. You can also expect a faster recovery from a minimally invasive procedure.

Dr. Sohn is an experienced OB/GYN and stays up-to-date with the most advanced tools and techniques for treating and managing your health needs and uses a minimally invasive approach to perform many common gynecological procedures. 

How are minimally invasive procedures performed?

Stellar Women's Care is a state-of-the-art OB/GYN practice and performs many minimally invasive procedures. Some procedures performed at the office include:

  • NovaSure® (endometrial ablation)
  • MyoSure® (fibroid removal)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) placement
  • Birth control implant placement (Nexplanon®)    
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Placement of BioTE® hormone pellet

In-office minimally invasive procedures generally require minimal downtime. However, Dr. Sohn reviews the details of your procedure at your consultation, so you know what to expect during and after. 

What are minimally invasive surgical procedures?

Dr. Sohn is also a skilled surgeon and performs many minimally invasive surgical procedures using innovative tools and techniques. Types of minimally invasive surgical procedures include:

Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

The Da Vinci surgical system is an advanced surgical tool that combines minimally invasive techniques with robotic technology that allows Dr. Sohn to perform your procedure with accuracy and precision. Robotic surgery offers many benefits, including significantly less pain, shorter hospital stays, and a faster return to your normal daily activities. 

Dr. Sohn has been performing robotic surgery since 2013 and has had excellent results with more than 250 patients to date.

Laparoscopic surgery  

Laparoscopic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that uses a laparoscope, which is a flexible, lighted surgical camera. During the procedure, Dr. Sohn inserts the laparoscope through a small incision in your abdomen to view your organs and then makes additional small incisions for insertion of the surgical instruments needed to perform the procedure. 

What types of gynecological conditions benefit from minimally invasive procedures?

Dr. Sohn uses minimally invasive procedures to treat many gynecological conditions. Some of the gynecological conditions that benefit from the minimally invasive approach include:

  • Fibroids
  • Menorrhagia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

Dr. Sohn determines the best treatment for your gynecological condition during a consultation. He takes a conservative approach to care, but utilizes minimally invasive procedures when he feels they provide the best outcomes for you and your health.

To learn more about minimally invasive procedures, contact Stellar Women's Care by phone or online today.