Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)

Minimally Invasive, Personalized Treatment

Medical imageMinimally invasive surgical procedures are associated with significantly less blood loss during surgery, less scarring, less postoperative pain and faster recovery than traditional open surgery. This allows patients to recover faster and return to their lives and daily activities with improved quality of life.

We highly encourage you to explore the MIS for Women website to learn more about minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which is a service of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 

What We Treat

Medical imageDepending on your personal history and symptoms, our expert physicians may recommend one or a combination of minimally invasive treatments to address your individual condition. The MIGS Center team treats gynecologic conditions including:

  • Bleeding issues, including abnormal bleeding, heavy or abnormal periods (menorrhagia), and peri- or post-menopausal bleeding
  • Cervical or endometrial polyps
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Mild to severe endometriosis
  • Painful period cramps(dysmenorrhea)
  • Pelvic pain and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pelvic scar tissue (adhesions)
  • Ovarian cysts and pelvic masses
  • Simple or complex ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Teratomas/dermoids
  • Tubo-ovarian abscess
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Essure removal


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Innovative Treatment Options

Medical imageYour doctor will talk with you about a range of innovative treatment options and develop an individualized treatment plan that may involve one of these minimally invasive gynecologic approaches:


  • Hysteroscopic surgery: This technique does not require any incisions and has minimal recovery time.Medical image
  • Laparoscopic surgery: This technique has been shown to be an effective treatment that results in shorter hospital stays, less discomfort and a shorter recovery period than traditional surgery.
  • Robotic surgery: This approach has the same advantages as advanced laparoscopy, but uses the DaVinci robot to the maneuver the instruments while the surgeon operates the robot from a console.


Our Doctors

Frequently Asked Questions About MIGS


Information and Appointment

For information and appointment please contact Midlife Health and Gynecologic Subspecialties Center.

UVA Northridge Medical Park
2955 Ivy Rd., Suite 104
Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 243-4720