Minimally invasive surgery is any surgical procedure that avoids the large traditional incision (laparotomy) that allows the patient to return home the day of surgery (outpatient). In Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery, Laparoscopy is the minimally invasive method utilized whereby small 5 mm incisions in the abdomen are made through which the camera and instruments are placed to perform the procedure. Our practice offers all aspects of minimally invasive surgery, from traditional laparoscopy to the DaVinci Robotic System. Robotics is proposed to offer distinct surgical advantage in some complicated cases, yet simply represents another instrument or tool for surgeons to utilize in caring for patients via the laparoscopic method.
Through progressive innovation over time, JCRM, now performs more than 98% of cases utilizing minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy). Aside from surgical innovation, our extensive innovation in the area of anesthesia has allowed our patients to experience much less operative discomfort and return to normal activity sooner. In addition to the surgical treatment, we believe it is important to treat the entire patient and address the medical, hormonal, and psychological issues that often coexist with surgical problems. That is why our patients’ care is closely coordinated with their referring physicians.