• Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)

    Ami Shah, MD, (right) performs a minimally invasive surgery with resident Nicole Chappell, MD, (center) and team leader Susan Prince, RN.Gynecologists at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center are committed to enhancing patient care through the department's Minimally Invasive Surgery Program (MIGS). Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are available as safe and effective alternatives to more invasive traditional surgery for appropriate patients with conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and abnormal bleeding.

    Both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures are performed using very small incisions and a tiny fiber-optic camera to guide the miniature instruments. The key difference between the two types of procedures is that laparoscopy is done through the abdomen to examine and treat conditions affecting the abdominal and pelvic organs, while hysteroscopy is performed through the cervix, like a pap smear, to examine and treat conditions affecting the uterus.

    Benefits of both types of minimally invasive procedures typically include

    • Faster recovery times
    • Less pain
    • Minimal scarring
    • Lower risk of complications from infection and blood loss

    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center gynecologists are recognized leaders in performing this innovative surgery, actively presenting on minimally invasive hysterectomies at national and international conferences.



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