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Whether linked to fibroids, chronic pain, or heavy bleeding, some conditions can only be resolved through surgery. It is the last resort, but the good news is that new advances, available at Duke, mean virtually no scars and accelerated healing time.
When you’re ready to take the next step, the OB–GYN experts of Duke Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery are here to offer personalized care and state-of-the-art alternatives to open surgery.
We treat a range of benign gynecological conditions, including:
Many of these conditions can be treated through a minimally invasive approach. Minimally invasive surgical options generally include hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. The advantages of minimally invasive procedures include:
Our surgeons offer the following types of minimally invasive surgery tailored to fit our patients' needs:
Hysteroscopic surgery involves placing a small camera through the cervix to look at the inside of the uterus. Specialized instruments can be passed through the camera which allows the surgeon to operate inside the uterus without an incision.
Patients having laparoscopic surgery will have a small incision inside or near the belly button, and may have other small (less than 1cm) incisions beneath the belly button. These small incisions allow the passage of a camera and special instruments into the abdomen, allowing the surgeon to carry out the surgery.
Laparoscopy can be used to perform:
Our skilled providers tailor the treatment plan and surgical approach to each individual patient. Together, you and your provider will decide which approach is best for you and your condition.
For more information about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, learn about the Duke Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 919-684-2471. To find a physician or get a referral, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
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