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Get to know the Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery program

The Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (MIGS) program at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women provides advanced gynecological care by world-renowned professionals, who are also leading researchers in this field. Our consistently exceptional clinical and research outcomes led us to being accredited as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, an internationally recognized patient safety organization.

Minimally invasive gynecological procedures have several advantages over traditional surgery. Patients undergoing these procedures have limited or no hospitalization, minimal post-operative pain, shorter recovery time, and smaller or nonexistent scarring. Such a robotic or laproscopic approach is useful to treat conditions like abnormal uterine bleeding, adhesions, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, incompetent cervix and many others.

Our surgeons have diverse expertise in several cutting-edge minimally invasive technologies such as robotic surgery, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, single port surgery and natural orifices transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), which they employ for procedures such as hysterectomy, removal of fibroids (myomectomy), ovarian cyst, cervical polyp (polypectomy) and endometriosis, adhesion lysis, abdominal cerclage to prevent miscarriage or premature birth, correction of genital tract malformations, repairing uterine and vaginal prolapses (sacrocolpoplexy and colporrhaphy), urinary incontinence, loop electrosurgical excision procedure to diagnose and/treat cancers, reversal of tubal ligation, sterilization,  as well as IUD insertion.

With this program, our team strives to offer the safest, most effective and least invasive procedures for your gynecological needs. For further information, visit this page.


Dr. Joseph Nassif is a gynecological surgeon in the MIGS program at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Pavilion for Women and an associate professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. He obtained a fellowship in Minimal Access Gynecological Surgery from the European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS/IRCAD) as well as a diploma in medical education and an MBA in hospital and health care systems management from Strasbourg University in France.