When your reproductive system develops a problem, it can affect many aspects of your health and quality of life. After discussing all options, you and your doctor may have determined that your condition requires surgery.
In the past, surgeons only made large incisions in skin and muscle so that they could directly see and work on the area of concern. This is called open surgery. Our doctors still perform open surgery, but they can also perform many gynecologic procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotic-assisted surgery, using da Vinci® technology.
Both minimally invasive approaches require one or a few small incisions that doctors use to insert surgical equipment and a camera for viewing. In laparoscopic surgery, doctors use special long-handled tools to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.