Women Procedures & Surgery

Leading SWLA in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Recognized Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women offers minimally invasive gynecologic procedures and same day surgeries conducted by board-certified gynecologists and surgeons using innovative laparoscopic and AIMIShysteroscopic technologies to perform surgery through tiny incisions. This minimally invasive approach enables patients to return to routine activities in a shorter period of time while experiencing less discomfort after surgery.

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women has been designated a Center of Excellence for minimally invasive surgeries by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). A hospital or surgical center can be recognized as a Center of Excellence once it has combined efforts with an accredited AIMIS surgeon and meets AMIS standards. Memorial for Women exceeds the national average for open versus minimally invasive hysterectomies. More than 80 percent of hysterectomies performed at the hospital are minimally invasive. The national average is around 20 percent. AIMIS is the nation's pre-eminent educator of minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Many women's procedures are performed using the latest minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques such as:
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic "Sling" Bladder Lift
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Bladder Cystography
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Laser-assisted Tubal Ligation
  • D & C

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgeries are performed with a laparoscope which is a thin, fiber-optic tube that has a tiny video camera at its tip. The laparoscope is inserted through a small incision in the navel and guided to the problem area. The surgeon then inserts tiny surgical instruments through other small incisions to perform a procedure.

Hysteroscopic Procedure

A hysteroscope is used which is a thin, telescopic tube used to see inside the uterus. The use of a hysteroscope requires no incisions. The hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina and into the uterus. Small micro-surgical instruments can be inserted through the hysteroscope to perform a procedure.

Stereotactic Biopsy

Stereotactic breast biopsies are used to assess a breast abnormality, as well as sentinel node biopsy which uses cutting-edge, pinpoint accuracy to remove the first few lymph nodes into which a tumor drains are also utilized for breast diagnostics and treatment.

Gynecologic and general surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art surgery suites.From pre-admission to discharge, we have designed Same Day Surgery at Memorial for Women with you in mind. Convenient parking, wireless internet, and the women's specialty recovery unit make same day surgery at Memorial for Women the right choice.

What can you expect the day of your surgery?

Memorial Hospital Surgery Guide

Memorial for Women
1900 W. Gauthier Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 480-7000

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