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Gynecologic surgery’s future

As gynecologic surgery continues to evolve rapidly, it is easy to forget the origins of our specialty. Only 205 years ago, Conrad Langenbeck performed the first planned hysterectomy on record. It was a vaginal procedure done in the surgeon‘s living room with no assistants and he had to use his teeth at one point to tie suture. Miraculously the patient survived, but no one believed that Dr. Langenbeck actually performed this procedure until it was confirmed at autopsy several years later.

In today‘s environment, the laparotomy approach is still overutilized, but it is now gradually being replaced by laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The original minimally invasive method, the vaginal…

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 Gynecologic surgery’s future

In today‘s environment, the laparotomy approach is still overutilized, but it is now gradually being replaced by laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The original minimally invasive method, the vaginal hysterectomy, is slowly on the decline despite efforts by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to turn the tide.

Gyn Laparoscopy is geared towards a wide range of audiences who are interested to learn about laparoscopic procedures in the world of Gynecology, whether their search is sparked by research projects, personal need, or simple curiosity.

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

The is an international clinical forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas, findings and techniques relevant to gynecologic endoscopy and other minimally invasive procedures.

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Although the organization had outgrown American roots, its name and acronym had become highly recognized worldwide. To best portray its expanding mission and international constituency, while still preserving its heritage and brand recognition, the organization eventually dropped its full name, “American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists” and became known simply as the AAGL, along with the phrase “Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide.”


da Vinci Surgery is another minimally invasive option for women facing gynecologic surgery. With da Vinci, surgeons make just a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy.

Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecology and Oncology

With the goal of increasing the practice of minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Kate O’Hanlan founded the Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecology and Oncology® (LIGO) in 2006. Devoted to training gynecologic general and oncologic surgeons in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, LIGO is the only training institute of its kind.

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

SLS is the largest Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Society in North America and perhaps worldwide with over 6000 active members. Many Laparoscopic and MIS specialties are represented; the main three are Surgical Endoscopy, Gyn Laparoscopy, and Endourology.


Please find here videos of surgical procedures, lectures, operative techniques, case reports and expert's interviews in gynecological surgery.

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