Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

New England Women's Healthcare

OBGYNs located in Woburn, MA

When you have a gynecological or pelvic organ issue that requires surgical intervention, the team at New England Women’s Healthcare offers minimally invasive techniques that yield faster recovery and less pain. Women in Woburn, Massachusetts, can take advantage of the skilled OB/GYNs who can help with hysterectomies, fibroid removal, and endometriosis treatment. Many minimally invasive surgical procedures can be performed in-office for your convenience. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn if minimally invasive surgery is the right course of action for your gynecological health concerns.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is gynecological minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery refers to procedures performed without a large incision, such as what’s required with conventional open surgery. The procedures include:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic devices
  • Hysteroscopy

When performed with minimally invasive strategies, these procedures are less traumatic to your system and yield results equal to or that exceed conventional methods.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery affords a great number of benefits when compared to open surgery. These include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Improved accuracy
  • Minimal scarring

While minimally invasive surgery is usually the preferred treatment route, every case is different. Discuss your condition with the doctors at New England Women’s Healthcare to determine if it will give you the best results.

What is laparoscopy?

A laparoscope is a surgical device that includes a small camera, giving your surgeon the ability to see your reproductive organs without having to make a large incision. During laparoscopy, the doctor may make additional small incisions in your abdomen to insert small, specialized instruments to perform the procedure.

What procedures can be performed with laparoscopy?

Common laparoscopic procedures include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of fibroids, uterine polyps, and fibroids
  • Tubal ligation
  • Treatments for urinary incontinence
  • Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Endometriosis removal


Sometimes a laparoscopy is used to assess your reproductive health or confirm a diagnosis.

What is a hysteroscopy?

The doctors at New England Women’s Healthcare may recommend a hysteroscopy to assess the health of your uterus. The procedure uses a hysteroscope – a type of telescope – inserted into your vagina through to your uterus. During the process, you may also have surgical tubes inserted through the hysteroscope to complete sterilization, locate an IUD, or remove pelvic adhesions (scarring.) Sometimes the doctors use a hysteroscopy to evaluate cases of infertility and determine why you’re having trouble getting pregnant.

When you need pelvic organ surgery, trust the expert team at New England Women’s Healthcare. To learn more about the minimally invasive surgical techniques and skills of the team at the practice, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.