Gynecological surgery refers to surgery on the female reproductive system usually performed by gynecologists. It includes procedures for benign conditions, cancer, infertility, and incontinence. Gynecological surgery may occasionally be performed for optional or cosmetic purposes.
Intermountain’s gynecologic surgery team uses the least invasive methods possible for surgery. Many gynecologic surgeries are done as laparoscopic surgeries. This means the doctor does the surgery by using a laparoscope, which lets the doctor look inside the body and do the surgery without opening the body up. With laparoscopic surgery, the incisions (cuts) are much smaller than with open surgery. Recovery time is typically faster and there is a smaller risk of infection.