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OB/GYN & Reproductive Endocrinology

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is a technique that involves fewer incisions than traditional open surgery, which usually means less pain, less blood loss, and a quicker recovery time. Temple gynecologic surgeons prefer to use minimally invasive approaches for our patients when possible to avoid larger incisions and longer hospital stays.

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is used to diagnose and treat conditions such as: 

Types of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Temple gynecologic surgeons offer the latest minimally invasive gynecologic surgery options, including:

Hysteroscopic surgery

A surgeon uses a hysteroscope (small tube with a camera) and surgical instruments to view and perform surgery on your cervix.

Laparoscopic surgery 

Through small incisions in your abdomen, the surgeon uses a tube with a camera (laparoscope) and surgical instruments to perform surgery on your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other pelvic structures. 

Robotic-assisted surgery

Your surgeon uses a robotic surgery system that includes a camera and tiny surgical instruments to perform the surgery. The camera creates a sophisticated 3D color picture to allow for precision and flexibility. 

Vaginal access minimally invasive surgery (VAMIS)

This procedure requires no incisions and uses the vaginal opening to access and view your pelvic area. 

Recovery from minimally invasive gynecologic surgery varies from person to person. Most people are able to go home the same day with minimal pain. You may be instructed to avoid exercise for a couple of weeks before you may return to normal activities. Be sure to follow any discharge instructions.

Why Temple Health for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery techniques continue to evolve. Temple physicians stay up-to-date with the latest advances through extensive training and use some of the most innovative technology available. Our gynecologic surgeons offer years of experience and a high level of skill that helps ensure you have the best gynecologic surgery treatment options. Our program features:

  • Nationally recognized specialistsPhiladelphia magazine’s “Top Doctors” and Best Doctors in America® rank Temple Health physicians among the region’s most outstanding healthcare providers.
  • Advanced technology – Precise and efficient technology-guided systems in fully equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suites. 
  • Expert consultation – For complex gynecologic conditions, Temple surgeons work collaboratively with experts across every specialty to provide precise diagnosis and targeted treatment options. 

Ready for an Appointment?

To see if minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is the right option for you or to get a second opinion from a gynecologist, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536).