The problems are different. The procedures vary. But our goal is always the same: Solving your problems with smaller (or no) incisions. Less discomfort. Fewer restrictions. And a quicker return to your regular day-to-day life.
See below for descriptions of the minimally invasive procedures represented in this list:
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
When simply coughing, sneezing or even laughing cause you to lose control, it’s time to take action. Fortunately, for many women, this annoying condition can often be easily corrected with a simple outpatient treatment. True, it can be difficult to talk about. But the doctors at OBGYN West deal with this problem every day–and have brought relief too many women just like you. Tired of thinking you had to live with this condition? Please make an appointment with one of our doctors today. You may be surprised what we can do for you.
BLADDER CONTROL THERAPY
Bladder control problems , including overactive bladder (OAB) and non-obstructive urinary retention, are treatable conditions. They’re not a normal part of aging and are not something that you should have to live with.
InterStim therapy is a reversible therapy used to treat urinary incontinence, frequency and incomplete bladder emptying. An implantable device is used and send mild electronic pulses to the sacral nerves. Located near the tailbone, the sacral nerves control the bladder and the muscles related to urinary function.
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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 pinkie”, 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.”
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