Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Surgery is used to correct or alleviate many gynecological conditions. The decision to operate is based on careful evaluation of each patient’s personal medical history, medical tests, overall health and exact diagnosis.
North Shore-LIJ’s division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery offers less invasive options to patients considering surgery. Some gynecologic procedures can be performed through the vagina, which may not require any incisions on the outside of the body. Robotic assisted surgery uses tiny, 1-2 cm incisions and highly specialized equipment to give surgeons greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Depending on the diagnosis, patients have several surgery options: