Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Surgery is often a necessary treatment for certain conditions. Our doctors offer minimally invasive surgery, which means that most surgeries can be done via a laparoscope on an outpatient basis. Laparoscopy — surgery done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes and tiny video cameras and surgical instruments
Surgeries and medical conditions that can be treated using minimally invasive techniques include:
Endometriosis—If you have endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery may be done to treat it. During this procedure, the endometriosis tissue is removed with a laser, heat, or other methods.
Fibroids—Fibroids are growths that form inside the wall of the uterus or outside the uterus. When fibroids cause pain and heavy bleeding, laparoscopy or hysteroscopy sometimes can be used to remove them, depending on how many fibroids there are, how big they are, and where they are located.
Ovarian cysts—Some women have cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that develop on the ovaries. These cysts may cause only mild discomfort. Over time, ovarian cysts may go away on their own, but if they do not, our physicians may suggest that they be removed with laparoscopy.
Ectopic pregnancy—Laparoscopy may be utilized to remove an ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube.
Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)—LAVH is a type of hysterectomy in which the uterus is removed through the vagina. The laparoscope is used to guide the procedure.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy—During this procedure, the uterus is detached from inside the body. Several small incisions are made in the abdomen for the laparoscope and the instruments that are used to remove the uterus. The uterus is removed through these incisions in small pieces.