Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Alice Yung, MD -  - OB/GYN

Alice Yung, MD

OB/GYN located in Pasadena, CA

Minimally invasive surgery truly changes and positively improves the surgical experience for patients in many ways. OB/GYN Alice Yung, MD, offers highly effective minimally invasive surgeries, such as laparoscopic hysterectomies and operative hysteroscopies, in Pasadena, California. Dr. Yung utilizes the latest advanced diagnostic tools, technology, and techniques. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

What is a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a diagnostic surgical procedure used to examine certain organs inside the abdominal and pelvic area. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive and low-risk procedure that only requires small incisions in the abdomen.

With laparoscopy, Dr. Yung uses an instrument called a laparoscope to view the abdominal and pelvic organs. 

A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high-resolution camera at the front and a high-intensity light that Dr. Yung carefully passes through a small incision in the abdomen. The camera transmits images to a video monitor as the laparoscope moves along.

In gynecology, diagnostic laparoscopy can be used to view a woman’s reproductive organs. Dr. Yung uses the laparoscope to look directly at the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and nearby organs.

A laparoscopy avoids the need for open surgery and allows Dr. Yung to view inside your body in real-time. During the procedure, biopsy samples or removal of abnormal masses or cysts can be performed..

Dr. Yung offers a range of innovative minimally invasive surgeries to treat various disorders.  Dr. Yung also specializes in laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and can be performed in different ways. 

A partial hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus. A total hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus and cervix.

With a laparoscopic hysterectomy, Dr. Yung removes the uterus through small incisions in the abdomen. Both a total and a partial hysterectomy can be performed in this way.

Operative hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure used to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and the inside of the uterus.

Dr. Yung can perform a hysteroscopy to investigate abnormal bleeding and remove polyps (polypectomy) and/or other masses in the cavity of the uterus as needed.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits, including:

  • Faster recovery and less downtime
  • Minimal scarring
  • Smaller incisions (No incisions in the case of Hysteroscopy)
  • Advanced surgical techniques and tools
  • Fewer risks and complications

Dr. Yung has extensive experience performing laparoscopic and minimally invasive gynecologic procedures to help women improve their quality of life and resolve complications and concerns. 

If you have questions about minimally invasive surgery and you’d like to know more, call for an appointment.

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