14 doctors weighed in:
Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jonathan Song
Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Not yet
Not yet but that's the goal.
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however.

In brief: Not yet
Not yet but that's the goal.
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however.
Dr. Jonathan Song
Dr. Jonathan Song
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
The surgery should fit the diagnosis, and minimally invasive approaches should be available to all patients.
Dr. Jamal Mourad
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: To a certain degree.
As technology and medicine advance together, better instrumentation, better medications and innovations in minimally invasive surgery allow for most benign and some cancer gyn surgeries to be performed this way.
In our center we perform nearly 99% of all of our surgeries in a minimally invasive way. Less scarring, less bleeding, less pain and shorter recovery. Less is better!

In brief: To a certain degree.
As technology and medicine advance together, better instrumentation, better medications and innovations in minimally invasive surgery allow for most benign and some cancer gyn surgeries to be performed this way.
In our center we perform nearly 99% of all of our surgeries in a minimally invasive way. Less scarring, less bleeding, less pain and shorter recovery. Less is better!
Dr. Jamal Mourad
Dr. Jamal Mourad
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Laparoscopy
Not necessarily - the treatment needs to fit the diagnosis, the patient, and the expertise of the physician.
Laparoscopy is a very useful technique or tool.

In brief: Laparoscopy
Not necessarily - the treatment needs to fit the diagnosis, the patient, and the expertise of the physician.
Laparoscopy is a very useful technique or tool.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
One type of surgery has not replaced the standard, traditional, and well respected open surgical procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery is one good option for some patients in gynecology surgery, depending on the patient's condition and the surgeon's expertise.

In brief: Not necessarily
One type of surgery has not replaced the standard, traditional, and well respected open surgical procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery is one good option for some patients in gynecology surgery, depending on the patient's condition and the surgeon's expertise.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Not completely
There are minimally invasive gynecological surgeries available, including those done with the DaVinci robot.
That being said, there are still some conditions that are better done through the traditional open surgical technique. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon.

In brief: Not completely
There are minimally invasive gynecological surgeries available, including those done with the DaVinci robot.
That being said, there are still some conditions that are better done through the traditional open surgical technique. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics
In brief: In many ways yes
Many gun procedures can now be done minimally invasively and have or should replace many open surgery techniques.

In brief: In many ways yes
Many gun procedures can now be done minimally invasively and have or should replace many open surgery techniques.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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