Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • We help you understand your condition and match you with the best treatment.
  • Our doctors are highly trained in the most advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques.
  • Our doctors are researching more minimally invasive treatment options.

During a woman’s lifetime, it's possible to face a reproductive problem that requires evaluation and possible surgery from a gynecological specialist. Some conditions that may require surgery are endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, intrauterine scarring, damaged fallopian tubes, pelvic pain or abnormal development of the reproductive tract.

“Open” surgery, or surgery performed through traditional large incisions (similar to a cesarean section), is associated with longer hospitalizations, increased pain, increased surgical risk, and longer post-operative recovery times. Fortunately, minimally invasive surgery is oftentimes a reasonable surgical approach. Patients are often able to go home on the day of surgery or the next morning with less postoperative pain. Yale Medicine Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility utilizes a minimally invasive surgical approach to treat reproductive conditions.