What to Expect with Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery

In general, patients who undergo traditional (open) abdominal GYN surgery, with larger incisions, may need to stay in the hospital for several days and curtail some of their normal activities, such as taking a bath or resuming sexual activity, for six to eight weeks.

In comparison, patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery typically go home the same day as their procedure. Depending on the laparoscopic surgery performed, many patients return to work, and their normal activities, within approximately one week.