Minimally Invasive Surgery

We offer a wide range of minimal invasive procedures as well, so before undergoing major surgery, consider these high-tech solutions that offer less pain quicker recovery and faster results.

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Some surgeries that can be performed using the da Vinci Surgical System are:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Pelviscopy
  • Endometriosis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Sacrocolpopexy

With the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci® enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

The da Vinci® System represents the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci® System at all times. da Vinci® technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

See Dr. Toft and Dr. Grootwassink demonstration the da Vinci Surgical System at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E8D-r9K_nI&sns=em

 

Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

Some people do look at you strangely when you mention using a robot for surgery,” admits Dr. Gregg Tiegen. “But after you explain how it works and the advantages you gain,” they’re all for it.

The advantages of robotic surgery are quite remarkable. By using several small incisions—“about the size of your pinky”, states Dr. Teigen—OBGYN West doctors are able to carefully guide surgical instruments and a magnifying camera into their patient without making the traditional, and large, 3-4 inch incision. Because of the magnification, explains Dr. Wes Grootwassink, “I can literally sew using suture I can’t see with my naked eye” and “do more delicate work than I could do with my hands” unassisted.

“There are not that many hysterectomies and other procedures we can’t do this way,” explains Dr. Heegaard. The result: What once required potentially months of recuperation and restriction can “usually be a same day procedure,” says Dr. Christine “Tina” Larson, “where you can be admitted in the morning and go home that same evening.” “OBGYN West has really been on the forefront of these procedures in the Twin Cities,” explains Dr. Heegaard. In fact, “we were asked by da Vinci to be the first group at Fairview Southdale to be trained in this. There aren’t that many people who do it.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO ON ROBOTIC SURGERY

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Dear Dr. Teigen and the other OBGYN West staff,

We wanted to take a moment to say how thankful we are for everything you have done for us. On January 20th you helped welcomed our first baby girl into the world. Sweet, little Annabelle was supposed to be a Valentine’s baby and ended up arriving a month early. We actually got to take her home on my birthday! She is happy, healthy and definitely keeping us busy.

You have all been so wonderful and helpful during my numerous pregnancy visits and we truly appreciate how kind and welcoming everyone is.

Please help yourselves to a treat on us and thank you thank you THANK YOU!!

Dr. English is a great fertility doctor! He has a lot of knowledge & cheerfulness mixed with the perfect amount of awkward nerdiness that puts me at ease during my appts. I am a scientist to awkward nerdiness is what I do best. I typically do not prefer male OBGYNs, but the male staff here is awesome!

I love Dr. Stecher. I followed her to this practice. She was kind, efficient and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone in need of an OBGYN. She did an incredible job on my surgery!

Dr. Weinrich is a fabulous Doctor. I had a number of procedures done by him that required hospital stays. He spent a great deal of time with me making sure that I understood everything clearly. He is personable, and competent. I would recommend him to any of my friends without hesitation. Only good things to say about him.

I love OBGYN West. Dr. Toft is caring and an excellent listener. I have been coming here for years. All the nurses, techs, PAs- everyone is always so nice and upbeat. Thank god when I switched insurance OBGYN West was still in my network!

I feel like I really matter when I visit Dr. Teigen. He understands what my needs are and how to best go about treatments. I don’t ever feel pressured. I feel optimistic about my future fertility issues, general health and well-being because of him. I am very thankful for the knowledge and professionalism that he shows.

I have been incredibly please with Dr. Larson. Her knowledge of me and my health is beyond impressive. I really feel that she had my best interest in mind and truly listens to me. The second I hear that someone is looking for an OB, I can’t wait to tell her how amazing Dr. Larson is.

My sister and I both see Dr. Johnson & have for many years. We both work in the medical prof. and have very high expectations. She exceeds our expectations. Dr. Johnson shows genuine interest in me as a patient & is also willing to engage in small talk about what’s going on in your life.

Dr. Heegaard is one of the most thorough and caring doctors around. He spends as much time as needed with you and makes you feel at ease. I just can’t say enough good things about him. You cannot go wrong seeing him.

Wonderful OB; he delivered my second baby. He is wonderful doctor who listens and is extremely knowledgeable. He makes an effort to deliver his own patients which I appreciate. He is confident and reassuring. I would highly recommend him.

Dr. English is very focused on his patients. He is very knowledgeable, kind & attentive. Exactly what a worried pregnant woman needs! I always feel important when I come to an appointment with him. I transferred from a different clinic to keep Doctor English as my provider.