Minimally Invasive Surgery

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Marietta and Powder Springs, GA

Minimally Invasive Surgery

About Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is an innovative procedure that provides safe and effective outcomes. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates in Marietta and Powder Springs, Georgia, and the expert team of surgeons use the advanced robotic da Vinci® Surgical System to perform many procedures. Call the office nearest you today to learn more, or use the online scheduling tool to book online now.


Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) refers to surgical techniques that minimize the size of incisions needed to perform a procedure. 

This approach reduces trauma to the body, decreases blood loss, shortens recovery times, and lowers the risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery. 

The Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates medical team performs robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System, a notable advancement in minimally invasive surgery.

It allows your surgeon to perform complex procedures with enhanced precision and control. 

What gynecological conditions does minimally invasive surgery treat?

Minimally invasive surgery treats a variety of gynecological conditions, including:

Pelvic pain

MIS techniques can help identify and treat the underlying causes of pelvic pain, such as endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease.

Abnormal bleeding

Your surgeon can perform procedures like hydrothermal ablation or hysterectomy using minimally invasive techniques to address abnormal uterine bleeding.


MIS allows for the precise removal of endometrial tissue implants that cause pain and infertility.


Minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic myomectomy or uterine artery embolization, can be used to remove or shrink fibroids while preserving the uterus.


Minimally invasive approaches, such as laparoscopic or robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy, are used in the treatment of gynecologic cancers like cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.

Pelvic prolapse

MIS techniques can repair pelvic organ prolapse using mesh or native tissue repair methods.

How does minimally invasive surgery work?

To perform minimally invasive surgery, your Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates surgeon sits at a console using robotic arms equipped with surgical instruments while using a high-definition 3D camera system. The system offers your surgeon greater precision, flexibility, and control.

The surgery involves making small incisions, typically less than one centimeter. Your surgeon manipulates the robotic arms from the console, which precisely moves the surgical instruments inside your body. The camera provides a highly detailed view of the surgical site, allowing your surgeon to visualize and navigate your anatomy with precision. 

Your surgeon uses surgical instruments, including graspers, scissors, and energy devices, to perform the procedure while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer pain medications after surgery

To learn more about minimally invasive surgery, call Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates now or book online anytime.