Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 152–158 | Cite as

Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecology: Underutilized?

  • Amanda RamosEmail author
  • Amanda N. Fader
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (A Fader, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery


Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery encompasses vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgery. In this review, we highlight the current use of laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery in benign and oncologic gynecology and explore whether utilization is optimal. Given the many benefits associated with minimally invasive surgery, including fewer perioperative complications, less blood loss, and faster recovery times, it is critical to offer as many gynecologic surgery patients as possible a minimally invasive approach.


Laparoscopic gynecologic surgery Robotic gynecologic surgery Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery Utilization of minimally invasive surgery 


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Conflict of Interest

Amanda Ramos and Amanda N. Fader declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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