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 hysteroscopic 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). Memorial for Women is one of only
41 hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in Louisiana to be designated
a Center of Excellence. 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 in the past
two years were minimally invasive. The national average is around 20 percent.
AIMIS is the nation's pre-eminent educator of minimally invasive surgical
techniques. The organization teaches minimally invasive methods, and also
supports graduates and members with opportunities to find marketing support,
consulting services and strategies to help them grow and strengthen their
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
- Sclerotherapy & Laser Vein Surgery
- D & C
A laparoscope 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.
A hysteroscope 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 breast biopsies 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
What can you expect the day of your surgery?
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From pre-admission to discharge, we have designed Same Day Surgery at Memorial
Hospital 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.
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