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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Women's Health

Shorter Recovery with Less Scarring

At Rochester Regional Health’s Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program, we are committed to providing you with superior treatment for gynecologic and urogynecologic conditions that require surgery. Our gynecologic specialty surgeons work with you to determine whether a robotic, laparoscopic, vaginal or hysteroscopic procedure is an option for you. Every step of the way, our team will work with you to offer the latest in minimally invasive approaches–treatments that provide the best possible results with the fastest return to regular functioning.

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is designed to make the smallest amount of incisions to complete a surgery, which provides a faster recovery time and minimizes postoperative complications. Procedures may include vaginal surgery (such as vNOTES) where all the incisions are made through the vagina. Other minimally-invasive procedures may use specialized tools with small skin incisions (smaller than an inch in size). This type of surgery is called laparoscopy, which can be performed with and without robotic assistance.

The most common concerns for women considering gynecologic surgery are:

  • Will my body function normally after surgery?
  • How long will my recovery take?

Minimally invasive surgery helps overcome some of these concerns with a faster return to normal living (on average) and smaller incisions resulting in a reduction in risk and less scarring. Our compassionate gynecologic surgery specialists encourage open communication and are here to answer any questions you may have. We will work together to build a treatment plan that meets your goals and needs.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery may vary for each patient and procedure. The advantages include:

  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Significantly less pain

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a specific type of minimally invasive surgery that uses the da Vinci technology to provide surgeons with a better picture of the surgical site, magnifying it by 10 times what the human eye sees. Your surgeon controls a camera and tiny instruments to perform the surgery. Surgery performed through these smaller incisions typically results in less pain and a faster recovery time.

Your provider will work with you to determine if a da Vinci robotic surgery is the right procedure for you.

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Nationally Recognized Excellence

Our minimally invasive surgery program for gynecology is a leader in safe, high-quality care. In 2012, our program at Rochester General Hospital was recognized by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Surgical Review Corp as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. We have continued to be recognized for our excellence in this area with re-designations in 2015, 2018, and 2021.
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Conditions and Treatments

Minimally invasive surgical techniques use smaller incisions. Not only do these incisions leave behind less scarring, but they also offer quicker recovery and less pain.

Conditions We Treat

If your gynecologic condition requires surgery, we can help ease your concerns and offer effective treatments focused on helping you heal. The conditions we treat with minimally-invasive surgery include:

If your condition requires surgical treatment, you’ll be in the most experienced hands in Rochester.

Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries Offered

Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries are minimally invasive and are often more effective than traditional treatments. Our treatment options include:

Women's Specialty Surgery Team

Meet the expert surgeons at Rochester Regional Health who use the latest procedures to treat gynecological and other women's health conditions.

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If you have a gynecologic or urogynecologic condition that can benefit from women’s specialty surgery, look no further. Our expert providers are experienced and specially trained in minimally invasive surgical approaches, and are here to provide you with the best women’s surgical care in Western New York.
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