Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has revolutionized the field of surgery over the last 20 years. Laparoscopic surgery is one commonly known type of MIS, but MIS has expanded beyond laparoscopy.
Many ovarian abnormalities cannot be treated with minimally invasive surgery; however, some women with ovarian cysts, gene mutations, or other ovarian conditions are candidates for Laparoscopic surgery. Contact your physician if you are interested in learning more about laparoscopic or robotic surgery for removal of ovaries and/or fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts or borderline tumors.
All gynecologic oncologists at Northwestern Memorial are currently using minimally invasive surgery and robotics:
At Northwestern Memorial, the techniques that have been used to treat certain types of ovarian conditions are:
- Robotic/Laparoscopic re-staging procedures for borderline tumors
- Robotic/Laparoscopic surgery for benign ovarian cysts
- Robotic/Laparoscopic surgery for early stage ovarian cancer and for women with BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 mutations
The ovarian cancer section was made possible by a generous grant from Bears Care.