Minimally invasive Gynecologic surgery (MIGS)
A minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon is specially trained to offer evaluation and treatment for complex benign gynecologic conditions. Our MIGS surgeons are board-certified in OB/GYN and fellowship trained for experience in the management of complex gynecologic conditions such as chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, and fibroids, while providing minimally invasive approaches when surgical intervention is needed.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are performed with a digital camera connected to a telescope that is inserted either into the abdomen (laparoscopy) or through the cervix into the uterine cavity (hysteroscopy). A surgeon uses the lighted camera, as well as a variety of small instruments, to complete the procedure. The camera provides the surgeon with a clear view of the procedure, which is projected on high definition digital video monitors located throughout the operating room. Robotic surgery (utilizing the Da Vinci® robot) is a form of minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally invasive procedures have a number of advantages over traditional procedures, including:
By integrating research, education and clinical expertise, the Northwestern Medicine Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery is dedicated to offering less invasive alternatives to traditional gynecologic procedures in both the operating room and office settings, and we have consistent high patient satisfaction.
Our mission is:
The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery division offers a number of advantages compared with programs at other medical centers and community hospitals, such as:
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