Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Procedures

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Our team of specialists uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques – allowing for more precise incisions, less discomfort and risk of infection, and a faster recovery. 

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What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is preferred for many conditions over traditional, or open, surgery. Unlike open surgery, which requires your provider to make larger incisions, minimally invasive procedures use smaller incisions, allowing you to recover faster often with less pain and discomfort and can also be performed as an outpatient procedure.

Several small incisions will enable the surgeon to insert tiny cameras and specialized tools to perform the surgery. Further technological developments have allowed for newer, more advanced forms of minimally invasive surgery.

Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS)

A SILS operation, available at select Novant Health locations, is similar to standard laparoscopic surgery, except the entire operation is performed through a single incision in the belly button. This approach reduces the physical trauma in routine procedures and virtually eliminates scarring.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery uses advanced automated tools and 3D imaging to allow your surgeon to better view the surgery site and perform tiny movements with a more precision.

How does robotic surgery help?

At Novant Health, we use the da Vinci Surgical System for our robotic gynecological operations. This set of tools includes a camera that magnifies the surgical site tenfold. These robotic tools filter out tremors, giving your surgeon a smoother, calmer hand than would be possible in traditional surgery.

Benefits of a robotic-assisted procedure include:

  • Reduced bleeding
  • Less scar tissue
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Lower risk of infection

Your surgeon will determine whether robotic surgery is right for you based on your medical history and the type of operation you need to have.

Types of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeries