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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

When you need gynecologic surgery, take comfort in knowing that minimally invasive surgery is an option for a growing number of women today.

As a result of advances in technology and laparoscopy techniques, procedures that once required a large incision and long recovery (such as hysterectomy) can often be performed by our surgeons through a few tiny incisions – or no incisions at all.

Our surgeons were among the first in the state to use minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids and gynecologic cancers. This means we have a depth of experience and expertise that’s unmatched in Central Massachusetts – and which delivers consistently excellent results for our patients.

Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Conditions

For some patients, minimally invasive surgery – including robotic surgery – is available for appropriate patients as an alternative to traditional open surgery for a number of gynecologic and urogynecologic conditions, including:

  • Cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy, painful periods
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction/uterine prolapse
  • Sterilization and tubal ligation reversal
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine polyps and masses

Our gynecologists perform robotic surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you’re a candidate for minimally invasive or robotic surgery, these techniques offer significant benefits compared to open surgery, including:

  • Less scarring
  • Less pain (and pain medication)
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to regular activities

We carefully evaluate each patient to determine if minimally invasive surgery is the most appropriate approach. This ensures the best-possible outcomes – and your peace of mind.