The division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery offers advanced surgical techniques. Minimally invasive techniques using laparoscopy and hysteroscopy provide many benefits to the patient including: smaller incisions, less pain, faster recovery, less risk of infection and shorter hospital stay. It is a fast growing field used to treat fibroids, abnormal periods, endometriosis, ovarian tumors, pelvic prolapse, and female cancers. Using the minimally invasive technique, gynecologists can perform hysterectomies, myomectomies, and other gynecologic procedures. The need for large abdominal incisions is virtually eliminated. McGill is one of the few Canadian universities offering a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.
This division is comprised of several highly trained specialists from three teaching sites:
- McGill University Health Centre - Royal Victoria Hospital (MUHC)
- Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
- St. Mary's Hospital Centre (SMHC)