Minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
Minimally invasive surgical procedures differ from conventional surgery in that they require smaller incisions and minimal damage to muscle tissue, cartilage, and bones, resulting in smaller scars and faster recoveries for eligible patients. NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center surgeons have special training in minimally invasive surgical techniques, providing eligible patients with the best possible outcomes. Your minimally invasive gynecologic surgery may include small vaginal incisions and the use of laparoscopes and other specialized equipment.
MIS helps us achieve our goal of allowing patients to return to normal activity as soon as possible, with a minimum of pain and the shortest possible recovery. Some people refer to MIS surgery as only laparoscopic surgery. While our practice specializes in laparoscopic surgeries such as hysterectomy and myomectomy (fibroids), we also strive to perform vaginal and open abdominal surgeries in the most minimally invasive way possible.
Learn more by making an appointment with your NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center provider.
NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center
500 Doyle Park, Suite 103
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
- Shazah Khawaja, MD, practice director, obstetrician & gynecologist
- Erin MacDonald, MD, obstetrician & gynecologist
- Cecelia Rondou, CNM, midwife
- Suzanne Saunders, CNM, midwife
- Kirsten Eckert, CNM, WHNP, midwife