Leading SWLA in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Recognized Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally
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). 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 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.
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 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.
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Memorial Hospital Surgery Guide
Memorial for Women
1900 W. Gauthier Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605