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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Arizona Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ

Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits, including lowered risks of infection and scarring and accelerated recovery times. The board-certified OB/GYNs and clinical team at Arizona Women’s Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, offer minimally invasive surgery options, including robotic surgery, whenever possible to improve your potential health outcomes. Call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule an appointment online today if you need gynecological surgery and want to explore your minimally invasive options.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What are the available minimally invasive surgeries?

The Arizona Women’s Care team includes five board-certified minimally invasive surgeons. Dr. Julie Kwatra was the first gynecologic surgeon in the entire Southwest to be trained on the daVinci robot. Drs. Kwatra and Heathcott were the first gynecologic surgeons to perform daVinci at Honor Health Shea Medical Center.

These surgeons offer a comprehensive range of minimally invasive procedures, including:


The surgeons offer laparoscopic, robotic, and single-site hysterectomies to remove your uterus. If necessary, they can also extract your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. 


The team offers minimally invasive myomectomy procedures to remove uterine fibroids and relieve related symptoms, including pelvic pain and abnormal periods. 


The surgeons can perform minimally invasive cystectomies to excise cysts from your ovaries. 

Tubal ligation

If you have finished growing your family, the doctors can perform minimally invasive tubal ligation to block or sever your fallopian tubes and prevent pregnancy.

What makes surgery minimally invasive?

Traditionally, surgeons needed to make a large incision in your body to see your organs and complete an operation. However, advances in medical technology, laparoscopy, and the daVinci robotic arm, eliminate the need for large surgical incisions. 

During a minimally invasive surgery, your doctor only needs to make a few small incisions. A laparoscope is a thin surgical tube with a light and camera on its tip that sends a video feed from inside your body to a monitor in the treatment room, allowing your doctor to see your organs. 

Your surgeon uses specially designed surgical instruments or the daVinci robotic arm to complete your procedure through small incisions. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery provides several potential benefits. The smaller incisions have a lower risk of blood loss, infection, and scarring. Recovery after a minimally invasive procedure is usually quicker and less painful, and you typically have a shorter hospital stay. 

Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

The surgeons at Arizona Women’s Care provide comprehensive consultations before recommending any surgical procedures. Some of the factors that influence eligibility include scar tissue from prior operations, obesity, the size of your uterus, fibroids or cysts, and overall health. 

Call Arizona Women’s Care or book an appointment online today if you’re looking for expert, minimally invasive gynecological surgery in the Scottsdale area.