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Gynecology Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Gynecology Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms for women, surgery remains the most accepted and effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. At LifeBridge Health we offer the latest advances in surgical innovations.


Women who receive MIS most often have post-surgery recovery times measured in days, not weeks, and experience less pain, scarring and risk for infection. Also, MIS means the procedure can be done on an outpatient basis, making an overnight hospital stay unnecessary. Gynecologists were among the first physicians to use laparoscopy in treating patients.


Hysterectomy is only one of many different gynecologic surgeries completed with minimally invasive methods. Treatments for urinary stress incontinence, female hernias and chronic pelvic pain can also be performed with MIS. Minimally invasive procedures may be performed using either traditional "straight stick" laparoscopic methods or with robotic assistance, depending on individual circumstances and physician preference.


  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Incontinence
  • Ovarian cysts and tumors
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Uterine prolapse

Types of MIS Procedures Performed

  • Total laparoscopic hysterectomy*
  • Subtotal or laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy*
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy*
  • Myomectomy (removal of fibroids while preserving the uterus and fertility)
  • Treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • Presacral neurectomy to treat pelvic pain
  • Treatment of ovarian cysts and tumors
  • Treatment of tubal cysts and tumors and tubal pregnancy
  • Sacrocolpopexy to treat vaginal prolapse
  • Paravaginal repair
  • Burch-Tanagho procedure to treat stress urinary incontinence


*These hysterectomies can be performed with or without removal of fallopian tubes and/or ovaries.



Luckily for women, there is the da Vinci® Surgical System, which provides surgeons with an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. It puts a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform and enables them to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small 1-2 cm incisions.

  • Benefits of the da VinciSurgical System include:
  • Greater precision and control
  • Reduced pain
  • Faster recovery