With advances in technology and laparoscopic surgery techniques, minimally invasive surgery is an option for a growing number of women today. Procedures such as hysterectomy that once required a large incision and long recovery can now be performed through a few tiny incisions – or no incisions at all.
At UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, our surgeons were among the first in the state to use minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids and gynecologic cancers. This means we have a depth of experience and expertise that’s unmatched in Central Massachusetts – and which delivers consistently excellent results for our patients.
Our gynecologists perform robotic surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System as an alternative to traditional open surgery for a range of gynecologic and urogynecologic conditions, including:
- Cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer
- Heavy, painful periods
- Pelvic floor dysfunction/uterine prolapse
- Sterilization and tubal ligation reversal
- Urinary incontinence
- Uterine polyps and masses
When compared with open surgery, minimally invasive surgery – including robotic surgery – offers significant benefits:
- Less scarring
- Less pain (and pain medication)
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to regular activities
We carefully evaluate each patient to determine if minimally invasive surgery is the most appropriate approach. This ensures the best-possible outcomes – and your peace of mind.