325 N State of Franklin Rd

Johnson City, TN 37604

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

We provide the least invasive options in gynecologic surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Our services include hysterectomy, oophorectomy, excision of endometriosis, removal of fibroids and other gynecologic procedures.

 

 

Meet Our Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon

Hana Mikdachi, MD

Dr. Mikdachi is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the American University of Beirut. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Riverside Regional Medical Center and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Mikdachi is the first and only fellowship trained MIGS surgeon in the Tri-Cites.

 

Dr. Mikdachi manages and treats patients with fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding, and other gynecologic problems.

Dr. Mikdachi’s interests include:

  • Robotic Surgeries

  • Laparoscopic surgeries

  • Transgender health

 

​Unable to keep your appointment?
If you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. It is a wonderful courtesy to those patients desiring an appointment and may need surgery. We will be glad to reschedule at our next available time. 

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What is Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery (also known as laparoscopic surgery) is becoming the preferred treatment option for most gynecologic surgeries. MIGS uses state-of-the-art technology to minimize the damage to human tissue, reducing postoperative pain and blood loss, leading to a quicker recovery, and lessened scarring.

 

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are:

  • Less pain after the procedure

  • Less blood loss

  • Ability to go home the same day after surgery, in most cases

  • Earlier return to daily activities

  • Smaller incisions

 

What are the different types of minimally invasive surgery?

  • DaVinci robotic surgery

  • Traditional or “straight stick” laparoscopy

  • Vaginal surgery

 

What is daVinci Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery where the surgeon uses a computer controlled robot to assist him/her with the procedure.

 

The major advantages of robotic surgery include:

  • Enhanced dexterity

  • Enhanced visualization

  • Greater precision of the instruments

 

How is daVinci Robotic surgery performed?

The surgeon works from a console in the operating room, controlling robotic instruments mounted on robotic arms working through tiny incisions in the patient. The surgeon looks through a 3-D camera attached to another robotic arm. The surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements are transmitted through the console to the instruments attached to the robot’s arms. The mimicked movements have the same range of motion as the surgeon allowing maximum control. An experienced surgical team supervises the robot at the patient’s bedside.

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