Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Bestcare OB/GYN

Board Certified OBGYN, Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Nutley, NJ

When medical treatments fail to improve your gynecological problem, then surgery may be recommended. At Bestcare OB/GYN, Michael Straker, MD, and Massiel De La Cruz, PA-C, use minimally invasive surgery to diagnose and treat gynecological problems. They use the most advanced tools and techniques, including robotic surgery with the da Vinci® surgical system, so you get the best outcomes. To schedule a surgical consultation at Bestcare OB/GYN’s office in Nutley, New Jersey, call the friendly staff or book online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a type of surgery that uses special surgical tools and techniques that limit trauma to your body. 

Traditional open surgery for gynecological conditions requires a large incision through your abdomen to access your reproductive organs and perform the necessary procedure.

With minimally invasive surgery, the experts at Bestcare OB/GYN use special surgical tools and small incisions to perform the procedure. Minimally invasive surgery causes less damage to your body, which means less postsurgical pain and a faster recovery. 

What types of minimally invasive surgery are available?

Bestcare OB/GYN is a state-of-the-art women’s health practice. The experienced providers use many tools and techniques to perform minimally invasive surgery. Types of minimally invasive surgery may include laparoscopic or robot-assisted surgery or hysteroscopy.

Laparoscopic surgery

During laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon makes a small incision in your abdomen to insert a laparoscope. The laparoscope is a thin, flexible tube outfitted with a light and camera, which provides detailed images of your internal organs on a computer screen.

Your surgeon uses the images to diagnose your gynecological condition. Then, they make additional incisions to insert the surgical instruments needed to perform your surgery. 

Robotic surgery

Robot-assisted surgery combines advanced robotic technology with minimally invasive surgical techniques. Bestcare OB/GYN uses the da Vinci surgical system to perform robotic surgery. 

With robotic surgery, the surgeons can perform complex gynecological procedures with greater precision.


A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your provider to examine your uterus using a hysteroscope, which is a thin, lighted tube with a camera. 

Your provider performs a hysteroscopy to diagnose problems in your uterus and treat them using small surgical instruments inserted into your uterus through your vagina.

Can minimally invasive surgery be performed at the office?

Yes, the team at Bestcare OB/GYN can perform minimally invasive surgery at the office. Their in-office procedures include:

  • Placement and removal of an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Placement and removal of Nexplanon®, a birth control implant 
  • Colposcopy to evaluate your vagina, vulva, and cervix
  • Hysteroscopy with Endosee®
  • Uterine endometrial ablation with NovaSure® 

To remove abnormal cervical cells, your provider performs a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), which may be conducted at the office or in a surgical center. 

To schedule an appointment with the compassionate women’s health experts at Bestcare OB/GYN, call the office or book an appointment online today.