Skip to main content

Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Women's Medical Connection

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Holmdel, NJ & Old Bridge, NJ

The idea of having minimally invasive surgery might seem scary, but Rahab Khalil, MD, is an experienced OB/GYN with advanced training in robot-supported techniques. Dr. Khalil founded her clinic Women’s Medical Connection in Holmdel, New Jersey, to provide the most innovative healthcare possible in a comfortable and compassionate environment. For skilled gynecological care, you can trust, call Women’s Medical Connection or schedule an appointment online today.


What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is performed using vaginal or laparoscopic techniques.

During a laparoscopic procedure, Dr. Khalil makes one or more small incisions in the pelvic area to allow a tiny camera and miniature surgical instruments. This procedure enables her to see inside your body and perform the surgery in a minimally invasive way.

Using this surgical approach avoids large incisions that post a higher risk of infection and longer recovery times. In addition to faster healing, there is typically less pain following the procedure and fewer complications.

Dr. Khalil performs laparoscopic procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System, a robot-assisted technology that is currently the most advanced technology available.

Which gynecological conditions can minimally invasive surgery treat?

Dr. Khalil uses minimally invasive surgical techniques for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic organ prolapse — the bladder, uterus, or rectum coming through the vaginal opening
  • Cervical incompetence — the cervix begins to dilate before your pregnancy is full term

During your appointment, Dr. Khalil discusses your gynecological issue and reviews the various treatments available.

What are common types of minimally invasive gynecological surgeries?

In addition to removing cysts or masses in the uterus, there are several common minimally invasive gynecological surgeries. Dr. Khalil might recommend these treatments for several specific purposes.

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation surgically removes the lining of your uterus. Dr. Khalil might recommend this treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding or as an alternative to a hysterectomy.


Dr. Khalil performs a hysterectomy to remove your uterus, and sometimes, the cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. A hysterectomy can also treat gynecological conditions such as:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Cancer treatment
  • Pelvic floor issues
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Hysteroscopy

During a hysteroscopy, a camera enters your uterus through your vagina. Dr. Khalil might recommend this procedure to remove polyps or fibroids from the uterus, diagnose the cause of multiple miscarriages, perform sterilization, or locate an intrauterine device (IUD).


Laparoscopy is used to remove one or both ovaries, masses, or a hysterectomy. Dr. Khalil might suggest this minimally invasive surgery to treat ovarian cancer, a twisted ovary, abscesses, or endometriosis.

Tubal ligation

A tubal ligation blocks or severs fallopian tubes. This minimally invasive surgery is a permanent form of birth control.

For compassionate gynecological care with an experienced surgeon you can rely on, call Women’s Medical Connection or schedule an appointment online.