BMC is proud to be named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the largest minimally invasive gynecologic professional organization in the world. The designation is awarded to facilities and surgeons that have met AAGL’s requirements for delivering high-quality perioperative patient care and are dedicated to offering women minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.
The following minimally invasive obstetric and gynecological procedures are performed at BMC:
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)
TLH is the removal of the uterus and cervix through four small abdominal incisions. Depending on the patient’s individual case, the ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be removed.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)
This procedure involves laparoscopic removal of the uterus and the patient is able to keep her cervix. The patient can either keep her ovaries or have them removed at the same time.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
LAVH is a surgical procedure using a laparoscope to guide the removal of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes and ovaries through the vagina.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy for Fibroids
This surgery involves removing fibroids (noncancerous tumors in the muscle of the uterus) from the wall of the uterus.
Meaning through tiny incisions in the abdomen. A thin, lighted tube called laparoscope, as well as other surgical tools, are inserted through these incisions to allow the surgeon to work on the esophagus (For Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain and Infertility).
Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy
Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy is surgery to remove a cyst or cysts from one or both of the ovaries using small incisions and specialized tools.
Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions
This procedure is used to treat abdominal and chronic pelvic pain caused by adhesions. Adhesions are scars that form within the body, typically after surgery, as part of the healing process.
A diagnostic hysteroscopy is a gynecologic procedure to evaluate the endometrial cavity, the layer of mucus membranes that line the uterus.
Hysteroscopic polypectomy is a surgery to remove uterine polyps (noncancerous cells that grow on the inner wall of the uterus and extend into the uterine cavity). This allows the uterus to be preserved.
Hysteroscopic myomectomy involves inserting a thin lighted viewing instrument (hysteroscope) through the vagina and the cervix into the uterus. This instrument then allows the doctor to view the fibroid to remove it through the vagina.
Hysteroscopic Resection of Uterine Septum
This is a minimally invasive surgery to repair a uterine septum. A uterine septum is an upside-down, triangular shaped piece of tissue which divides all or part of the uterine cavity in two.
Hysteroscopic Endometrial Ablation
A thin lighted viewing instrument (hysteroscope) is used to see inside the uterus. Then, to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, an endometrial ablation procedure is performed and destroys (ablates) the uterine lining.
Hysteroscopic Sterilization (Essure)
Hysteroscopic sterilization is a type of tubal sterilization procedure that uses the body's natural openings to place small implants into the fallopian tubes. These implants cause tissue growth that blocks the tubes. No surgical incision is needed.