Offering less-invasive laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and robotic assisted surgery options for women with benign gynecologic disorders
Advancements in technology techniques now provide women many options to address certain gynecological conditions with less invasive surgical procedures. The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Service (MIGS) of Atrius Health offers treatment options for women with benign gynecologic disorders through use of laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, vaginal, and robotic-assisted surgery.
The following conditions can potentially be treated with minimally invasive gynecologic surgery:
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Evaluation for potential cancerous or precancerous changes of the reproductive tract
Investigation and treatment of pelvic pain
Laparoscopic removal of the uterus or ovary
Removal of ovarian cysts
Treatment for some types of infertility
Dr. Elizabeth Gagliardi, OB/GYN and member of the Minimally Invasive Surgery team at Atrius Health, describes a myomectomy and the different options for women, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Unlike conventional surgical procedures, there are several benefits to a patient who chooses to have minimally invasive surgery:
Most of these surgeries can be done on an outpatient-basis; hospitalization is not usually required.
Recovery is typically much faster than with conventional surgery.
There is usually only minimal post-operative discomfort.
There is less blood loss, less likelihood of infections and faster return to normal activities.
Many of these procedures can improve or maintain fertility.