Laparoscopy is a complex technique. Our surgeons have extensive skill and decades of experience performing laparoscopic procedures to treat the most complex gynecologic conditions. Unlike traditional open surgery that requires a large incision, laparoscopic surgery is achieved through incisions that are less than half an inch.

Laparoscopy is performed by placing a laparoscope — a thin, lighted telescope — and other instruments inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. Through these incisions, our surgeons can examine the abdominal and pelvic organs and remove any abnormalities. Because incisions are small, patients typically heal very quickly and recovery time is minimal. When possible, our experts perform single-incision laparoscopic surgery.

Conditions treated with laparoscopy include:

Our surgeons also perform laparoscopic tubal ligation, a female sterilization procedure commonly referred to as "having your tubes tied."

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