Emerson Hospital

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional open surgery for many conditions affecting a woman’s reproductive tract. 

Since minimally invasive gynecologic surgery avoids a large abdominal incision, patients experience less pain, little to no scarring, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

Emerson Hospital’s gynecologic surgeons perform an array of today’s most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures, giving you access to expert care in a comfortable location that is close to home.

The conditions treated using minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Emerson’s gynecologic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the female reproductive tract, including:
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Cervical incompetence
  • Ovarian cysts

The minimally invasive gynecologic surgery techniques available at Emerson 



The surgeon inserts a thin, lighted tube through the vagina and into the uterus; this procedure is used to diagnose uterine conditions, and the surgeon can insert other tools through the hysteroscope to perform procedures as needed


A laparoscope is a fiber-optic tube with a tiny video camera on the end that projects images onto a monitor. The surgeon inserts the laparoscope through a tiny incision near the belly button, and may make several other small incisions to allow for the use of other surgical tools.