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    Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

    For women with gynecologic conditions requiring medical attention, access to the least invasive and most up-to-date options and advanced technology, such as robotic surgery, is as important as receiving outstanding personalized care.

    The Center for Advanced Surgical Options in Gynecology offers individualized treatment options paired with the latest technical advances to provide state-of-the-art care in a compassionate and respectful environment.

    What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

    Using a high performance digital video camera connected to a small telescope, the surgeon places it through the naval (laparoscopy) into the abdomen or through the cervix into the uterine cavity (hysteroscopy). A variety of very small instruments, no larger than a quarter inch in diameter, are then employed to complete the procedure. All the while, the surgeon has a crystal clear view of the procedure as it is projected on high definition digital video screens set throughout the operating room.

    Procedures are performed in our one-of-a-kind operating suite, using high-definition video technology and miniaturized electronics. "This equipment allows us to see the human anatomy with a clarity and detail we've never had before," says Dr. Andrew I. Brill, Director of our Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program. "The technology enables us to reduce risk, to increase safety and precision, and to improve the overall quality of what we do."

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    What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery?

    Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery eliminates the severe pain, prolonged recovery, and scarring associated with the large abdominal incision (laparotomy) typically used to perform operations for benign gynecologic conditions. Normally completed as a same-day surgery, minimally invasive procedures produce smaller incisions, which dramatically accelerate all aspects of recovery, reduce the need for pain medications, leave small scars that are cosmetically pleasing, and reduce the chance of scar tissue formation.

    Women who undergo minimally invasive surgery typically report a quick return to normal activity and well-being. For certain conditions, minimally invasive surgical procedures can be performed safely and comfortably in an office setting.

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    Robotic Surgery

    Robot-assisted surgery is a new category of minimally invasive surgery which allows surgeons to operate with greater precision and control through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions.
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