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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Sushma Bhadauria, MD -  - OB-GYN

Sushma Bhadauria, MD

OB-GYN located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Sushma Bhadauria is an accomplished obstetrician and gynecologist who takes advantage of the latest techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, or laparoscopy. She has been practicing for over 15 years, first as a faculty member of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and later with Cedars Sinai Medical Group before going into private practice. Dr. Bhadauria welcomes you to her Los Angeles office and is ready to discuss minimally invasive surgery options with you.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, is a surgery performed through small incisions in your skin. Dr. Bhadauria inserts a laparoscope, or tiny camera, that takes images of the surgical site. These images are projected onto a screen to let Dr. Bhadauria visualize the surgical site. She controls tiny surgical instruments to perform the procedure.

In most cases, minimally invasive surgery is a lower-risk option than open surgery, and you’re likely to have less pain and smaller scars. It is also less costly. It can reduce the number of days you need to stay in the hospital, and many patients can go home the next day or even the same day.

Which laparoscopic procedures does Dr. Bhadauria perform?

A number of gynecological conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Procedures include the following.

  • Hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus. This may or may not include removal of the ovaries at the same time.
  • Burch procedure, or joining of the bladder to the pubic bone to reduce urinary incontinence.
  • Vault suspension to correct pelvic prolapse by reattaching the vagina to the uterosacrial ligaments.

I have a minimally invasive surgery scheduled. What should I expect?

A few days or weeks before your procedure, you may be asked to stop taking medications that prevent blood clotting. Examples include aspirin and ibuprofen. You will be asked to fast overnight the night before your surgery, and not eat anything the day of your surgery. You will receive general anesthesia and will be unconscious during the procedure.

When you wake up after the surgery, you will remain in the clinic or hospital for a few hours, overnight, or a couple of days. Dr. Bhadauria will give you instructions on how to take care of yourself while you are recovering, and when you can go back to your regular activities.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major PPO insurance plans. Below is a short list of the plans we accept. Additionally, we will accommodate all cash patients so that every patient can receive high quality medical care at a reasonable rate. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Please feel free to reference Dr. Bhadauria's Tax ID number to see if you are in-network: 800961833

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
UnitedHealthcare