Ghent Minimal Invasive Gynaecology (GMIG)

Within this line of research, the 'Gynecology' research group researches new methods and new applications within gynaecological minimally invasive surgery, particularly in the field of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.

Research projects

New hysteroscopic techniques for the treatment of intrauterine abnormalities

Using a hysteroscopy allows to treat abnormalities in the uterus under direct vision. These projects focus on the value of newer techniques for operative hysteroscopy.


Prevention of intrauterine adhesions after hysteroscopic surgery

Hysteroscopy can be used to loosen adhesions in the uterus in order to restore fertility. On the other hand, scar tissue may also develop after hysteroscopic removal of intrauterine abnormalities. The research focuses on the prevention of (new) adhesions after surgical hysteroscopy.


Optimisation of pain relief during outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopy

This research focuses on patient comfort during outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopy.


Newer techniques for endometriosis surgery

In this project, newer techniques for the laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis are studied.


Duration of hospitalisation after minimally invasive procedures

It is investigated whether the standard hospital stay can be shortened after minimally invasive gynaecological surgery.


For multicentric research projects, the department collaborates with several national and international hospitals namely Bergman Clinics, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Catharina hospital, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Cliniques universitaires St. Luc, Brussel, CHR de la Citadelle, Liège, CHU Liège, Imelda hospital, Bonheiden, Isala hospital, Zwolle (The Netherlands), Jessa hospital, Hasselt, OLVG Oost and West, Amsterdam (Netherlands), University Hospital Brussels, University Hospital Leuven, Zaans Medisch Centrum, Zaandam (The Netherlands).



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