Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist


Rubin Frenkel, MD

Gynecologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Gynecologic surgery can be intimidating, but minimally invasive surgery techniques simplify the process and accelerate healing. At Bay OB-GYN, PC, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, gynecologist Rubin Frenkel, MD, performs minimally invasive surgeries like laparoscopy to remove obstructions, abnormal growths, and tissue biopsies. To explore the complete list of minimally invasive surgeries at Bay OB-GYN, PC, call either New York City office or book a consultation online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a category of surgery using small incisions or none at all. It differs from conventional surgery, which typically uses a large incision for easy access to your organs. 

Laparoscopy, a specific type of minimally invasive surgery, is especially useful within gynecology. During laparoscopy, Dr. Frenkel inserts a lighted camera on a long and flexible tube in a small incision. 

The camera transmits a live video feed on a nearby high-quality screen. Through other small incisions, Dr. Frenkel can manipulate small tools to make repairs or remove structural abnormalities. 

Which conditions can minimally invasive surgery treat?

Minimally invasive surgical techniques like laparoscopy can treat many of the most common gynecological conditions. At Bay OB-GYN, PC, Dr. Frenkel often uses minimally invasive approaches for surgeries such as:

  • Endometrial ablation (uterine lining removal)
  • Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
  • Oophorectomy (ovary removal)
  • Fibroid removal
  • Cyst removal
  • Fertility treatments
  • Tubal ligation
  • Ectopic pregnancy treatment
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease treatment
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

Dr. Frenkel also uses laparoscopy for diagnostic purposes in some cases. Using a laparoscopic approach, he can collect tissue biopsies for thorough lab testing. Laparoscopic biopsies help him investigate pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, and other symptoms and complications. 

If a minimally invasive approach is not what’s best in your case, Dr. Frenkel will explain why and tell you the process he’ll use instead. 

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgical techniques like laparoscopy make many surgeries far less complicated than with a more traditional open surgery approach. There are several specific advantages to minimally invasive surgery worth considering. 

With minimally invasive surgery, you’ll experience:

  • Faster healing
  • Shorter recovery
  • A more comfortable recovery
  • Less bleeding
  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Less time in the office
  • Reduced risk of infection

Most laparoscopic surgeries and other minimally invasive surgeries are available in the office at Bay OB-GYN, PC, on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day after a short time under supervision in the recovery room. 

Before your surgery, Dr. Frenkel will tell you if you need general anesthesia or if local anesthesia with or without light sedation will suffice. 

If you have an upcoming surgery and would like to learn more about minimally invasive surgery strategies, call Bay OB-GYN, PC, or schedule an appointment online today.