Minimally Invasive Surgery Overview

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) uses special tools which allow the surgeon to complete procedures through small holes, or port sites. Cameras and special instruments are inserted through these incisions and manipulated by the surgeon to perform the surgery.

Prior to the advent of MIS, the majority of gynecological procedures were performed using a large abdominal incision, or laparotomy. This type of surgery required a hospital stay and up to six weeks recovery time. MIS has many benefits including smaller incisions and shorter recovery time.

MIS in gynecology includes laparoscopy (surgery through small holes) and hysteroscopy (surgery through the uterus). Our surgeons also use the da Vinci Surgical System to compliment and expand their expertise.

Last modified: Aug 20, 2013
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