The Duke Department of OB-GYN is engaged in an initiative to reduce maternal death and childbirth related injury in Africa. Learn more at bluejeanball.mc.duke.edu
At the Duke Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, our providers offer minimally invasive alternatives to traditional gynecologic procedures, both in the operating room and in the office.
We treat of range of benign gynecological conditions including:
Specific treatments offered at this location include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and in-office uterine cavity treatments.
Our center offers laparoscopic surgery, or keyhole surgery, in which the surgeon inserts a camera through the belly button and several other small incisions in order to operate inside the pelvis.
Laparoscopy can be used to perform advanced procedures such as total laparoscopic hysterectomy (uterus and cervix are removed) or laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (uterus only is removed).
We also use laparoscopy to diagnose and treat endometriosis, a common cause of pelvic pain and infertility. Our approach to the surgical treatment of endometriosis is complete excision, which can provide lasting pain relief.
Robotic surgery affords the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to patients, as well as the benefits of three-dimensional vision and intuitive “wrist-like” movements for the surgeon. All of our advanced procedures for fibroid removal or hysterectomy are offered robotically.
We are also developing cutting-edge, single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), which involves a single, minimal incision on the abdomen.
The Duke Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery offers a variety of in-office procedures for the evaluation and treatment of the uterine cavity:
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: