Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery provide clinical care through Indiana University School of Medicine’s partnership with IU Health. Because of their strong commitment to research and education, these faculty physicians provide modern and innovative procedures for patients with a variety of concerns. Minimally invasive procedures performed by faculty in this division include hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, robotic-assisted surgeries, vaginal surgeries and more.
Shorter Recovery Time and Decreased Pain
One benefit of minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures is that patients often experience shorter recovery times and less pain than other procedures. Because methods include smaller incisions with smaller, specialized tools, patients usually feel less discomfort after surgery and see less scarring as their bodies heal from the incisions. In addition, decreased pain can decrease the need for narcotics after surgery.
Improving Overall Surgical Experience
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures can improve the overall surgical experience a patient has as well as enhance overall quality of life. IU School of Medicine faculty physicians use modern, advanced techniques to achieve a wide range of surgical techniques, including removing a mass from a woman’s reproductive organs without affecting those organs, making it possible to conceive if they choose to in the future. These new, innovative procedures provide more options for women with many different conditions or concerns.