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.