Minimally invasive surgery is performed entering the body through the skin or an anatomical opening, avoiding major scalpel cuts necessary in conventional or open surgery. It uses fiber optic cables, television monitors and specifically designed tools.

Its advantages include lower post-op pain and less risk of bleeding and infection. It thus shortens both hospitalization and recovery period. It has also aesthetic advantages, with smaller scars.

Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and other surgical techniques


The technique of entering the abdominal cavity using a laparoscope (a long thin round instrument with a video lens at its tip) that is inserted through a small incision around the belly can be used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Fertility study – determining of uterine tubes permeability – chromopertubation
  • Diagnosis and study of pelvic pain
  • Cancer diagnosis and staging

Therapeutic procedures

  • Family planning. Tubal ligation
  • Solid or cystic ovarian tumors
  • Pelvic endometriosis
  • Infertility – Ovarian drilling
  • Removal of uterine fibroids
  • Removal of uterus and surrounding structures
  • Treatment of malignant pathologies
  • Surgical treatment of cervical, endometrial an ovarian cancer


Endoscopic inspection of the uterine cavity through the cervix for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. It is usually an outpatient procedure.

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Endometrial pathologies
  • Anomalous uterine bleeding
  • Early diagnose and study of the spread of endometrial and cervical cancer
  • Diagnose of congenital uterine anomalies
  • Infertility study

Surgical procedures:

  • IUD removal
  • Removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
  • Correction of congenital anomalies
  • Resection of uterine septum

Other surgical techniques

  • Laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) without prolapse.
  • Correction of genital prolapse and urinary incontinence with TVT, TOT, IVS and surgical mesh techniques.


Hospital Ruber Internacional

Centro Médico Ruber Internacional