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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF

Edward J. Ramirez, MD, FACOG

Infertility & Fertility Preservation Specialist & General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Monterey, CA

Edward Ramirez, MD, FACOG, is among the first to achieve certification in advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery from the Accreditation Council for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. At The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF in Monterey, California, Dr. Ramirez has performed hundreds of minimally invasive surgeries to treat conditions like endometriosis, tubal issues, and fibroids. He also offers laparoscopic hysterectomies on an outpatient basis. To find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you, contact The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF by phone or schedule an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery requires only small abdominal incisions to treat a wide variety of gynecological conditions. Surgery involves the use of specialized surgical tools that fit through tiny incisions. Attached to a laparoscope is a small camera sending real-time images of your internal structures to an external monitor that Dr. Ramirez watches throughout the surgery.

Dr. Ramirez also performs minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries vaginally, a technique that requires no incisions. This type of surgery often allows you to receive treatment on an outpatient basis, so you can begin your recovery at home.

The team at The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF uses the surgical facilities at The Salinas Surgery Center at Salinas Valley Memorial or the Monterey Surgery Center.

Why would I need minimally invasive surgery?

To determine if you need minimally invasive surgery, The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF team takes time to review your medical history and symptoms. You may benefit from medication therapy and other treatments initially before surgery is an option.

Dr. Ramirez may recommend minimally invasive surgery to address noncancerous conditions that aren’t treatable with conservative care, including:

  • Fibroids
  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts

You may also be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery if you have unexplained pelvic pain. Dr. Ramirez can use laparoscopic techniques to diagnose the cause of your pain and other symptoms before treating them surgically.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Because minimally invasive surgery needs only small incisions to repair damage to your reproductive structures or remove cysts or fibroids, you can expect to heal faster than you might with traditional open surgery.

Additionally, minimally invasive surgery causes less trauma to your body, and you can enjoy benefits like:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Reduced risk for infection
  • Shorter recovery period

Following your procedure, The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF monitors your healing process through routine checkups. They also provide pain management services to keep you comfortable after your surgery.

To find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, schedule a consultation online or call The Fertility & Gynecology Center - Monterey Bay IVF today.