Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Hoag utilizes state-of-the-art technology for minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries. The operative suites at the Hoag Women's Health Institute are staffed by specially trained teams of nurses, anesthesiologists, surgical technicians and gynecologic surgeons to ensure safety for the best patient outcomes.
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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Options
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is any procedure that is considered less invasive than open (traditional) surgery and results in minimal scarring, less pain, and a quicker return to normal activities. MIS options include laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopy) and robotic-assisted surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed through small incisions, using the assistance of a video camera illuminating the surgical field within the body.
Benefits of Laparoscopy:
- Smaller incision
- Lower costs
- Faster recovery
- May not require an overnight stay at the hospital
Gynecologic Robotic-Assisted Surgery
The most advanced type of minimally invasive surgery is robotic surgery. At Hoag, we have a team of dedicated gyn surgeons that specialize in this technique as a treatment option for several gyn conditions. These conditions include fibroids, endometriosis, gynecological cancers, pelvic organ prolapse and fertility preservation.
GYN Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Explore an MIS option where surgeons are assisted by robotic technology. Benefits include less pain, a smaller incision, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.
Hoag Advantage: Center of Excellence
Hoag is certified as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, with superior medical staff, physicians, and technology. To earn this distinction, surgeons and hospitals must partner together and demonstrate a cross-organizational commitment to robotic surgery. Hoag provided information on all aspects of its robotic surgery program and processes, including data on its surgical outcomes.