Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Leon J. Baginski MD, FACOG

Board Certified OBGYNs & Functional Medicine Doctors located in Mission Viejo, CA

Though conservative medical treatment is preferred, in some cases, surgery is necessary to manage a gynecological condition. All surgery involves some risk; however, minimally invasive surgical procedures usually mean shortened recovery time and less scarring. Leon Baginski, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified OB/GYN and functional medicine physician who specializes in minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery. To schedule a surgical consultation with an expert, contact the office in Mission Viejo, California, by phone or online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced method of surgery that utilizes surgical cameras and miniaturized surgical tools that allow surgeons like Dr. Baginski to perform surgery through small incisions. These procedures offer many benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:

  • Shortened recovery time
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less risk of infection

Using minimally invasive surgical techniques may also mean Dr. Baginski can perform your procedure as an outpatient. 

What are the types of minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Baginski specializes in minimally invasive surgery and received additional training to perform these procedures. The types of minimally invasive surgical techniques he uses include:

Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery

Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery utilizes a laparoscope, which is a thin tube equipped with a light and surgical camera that serves as Dr. Baginski’s eyes during your procedure. He inserts the laparoscope through a small incision in your abdomen, and it transmits video to a computer monitor. 

Dr. Baginski then creates additional small incisions to insert his surgical tools to perform the procedure.

Robotic surgery

Dr. Baginski is also trained to perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system. This innovative surgical tool allows Dr. Baginski to perform surgery with ultra-precision using robotic arms he controls from a computer console. 


Hysteroscopy is both a diagnostic and operative tool. Dr. Baginski may recommend a diagnostic hysteroscopy to determine the underlying cause of your abnormal uterine bleeding. As an operative tool, Dr. Baginski may be able to treat the cause of your abnormal bleeding during your diagnostic test. 

What are minimally invasive surgical procedures?

Dr. Baginski uses minimally invasive surgical procedures to perform many gynecological surgeries. Some of the most common include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Fibroid removal
  • Cyst removal
  • Excision of endometrial tissue
  • Vaginal or rectal repair
  • Uterine suspension
  • Bladder support

Dr. Baginski reviews the details of your surgical procedure during your consultation, including the technique he plans on using, how you need to prepare, and what to expect during your recovery.

To schedule a minimally invasive surgery consultation, call the office of Leon Baginski, MD FACOG, or request an appointment online today.