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October 24, 2017  
COMMUNITY: Frequently Asked Questions
Uterus1: How much better of a recovery can a patient expect with minimally invasive surgery compared with an open procedure?
Dr. Amy Garcia: Of course not all patients are alike. The return to regular activity is often a function of a patient’s baseline fitness level. In general, compared to the six to eight week recovery for an abdominal hysterectomy, patients recover from a laparoscopic hysterectomy in about two weeks. Complications can also be minimized with more experienced surgeons, especially given that the learning curve for laparoscopic surgery is steep. This is why more gynecologists do not perform these advanced procedures.
Dr. Hugo Ribot: In the late 1980s, another resident and I started doing advanced laparoscopic surgeries. At that time, most doctors were only using laparoscopy to peek inside the abdomen, maybe clip the fallopian tubes, and see what was wrong to plan for a later surgery. We quickly realized the potential. We were doing things even our own professors weren’t capable of doing, such as completely treating ectopic pregnancies through a laparoscope. Patients could go home with a couple small bandages the same day rather than open surgery and the associated discomfort and recovery time.
Dr. Amy Garcia: Of course not all patients are alike. The return to regular activity is often a function of a patient’s baseline fitness level. In general, compared to the six to eight week recovery for an abdominal hysterectomy, patients recover from a laparoscopic hysterectomy in about two weeks. Complications can also be minimized with more experienced surgeons, especially given that the learning curve for laparoscopic surgery is steep. This is why more gynecologists do not perform these advanced procedures.
Dr. Hugo Ribot: In the late 1980s, another resident and I started doing advanced laparoscopic surgeries. At that time, most doctors were only using laparoscopy to peek inside the abdomen, maybe clip the fallopian tubes, and see what was wrong to plan for a later surgery. We quickly realized the potential. We were doing things even our own professors weren’t capable of doing, such as completely treating ectopic pregnancies through a laparoscope. Patients could go home with a couple small bandages the same day rather than open surgery and the associated discomfort and recovery time.

Dr. Amy Garcia


Dr. Amy Garcia is currently the only fellowship-trained, laparoscopic gynecologist in New Mexico who offers advanced, minimally invasive surgical options for women. This type of surgery means fewer complications and a quicker recovery. Dr. Garcia earned her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Having completed residency and fellowships in advanced gynecologic endoscopy and faculty development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Garcia returned to her home state of New Mexico to build a practice. Now, the Center for Women’s Surgery offers the women of New Mexico high quality care and advanced surgical options. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Garcia has received several awards, participated in numerous committees, and frequently travels to give presentations.

Dr. Hugo Ribot


Hugo D. Ribot Jr., MD, FACOG, is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cartersville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he grew up in the Bahamas. After earning his bachelors degree from Dartmouth College, Dr. Ribot attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency at Emory University. He was Emory’s first recipient of the annual American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists resident award in advanced laparoscopic gynecology. In his medical community, he was the first to perform total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic removal of ectopic pregnancy, and laparoscopic bladder suspension and pelvic floor reconstruction. Most recently, he was the first to perform the TVT procedure for minimally invasive treatment of urinary incontinence. In 2006 he became the first gynecologic surgeon in the state of Georgia to routinely perform outpatient total laparoscopic hysterectomy, which does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Dr. Ribot also became the first surgeon in Georgia to demonstrate the feasibility of performing endometrial ablation for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding in an office setting, providing women with a non-lifestyle-disrupting alternative to hysterectomy. He is now involved in training other physicians in this procedure.

Dr. Ribot also has been active in his community, serving on the board of the local battered women’s shelter and the local chamber of commerce. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Ob/Gyn at Cartersville Medical Center.

Dr. Amy Garcia


Dr. Amy Garcia is currently the only fellowship-trained, laparoscopic gynecologist in New Mexico who offers advanced, minimally invasive surgical options for women. This type of surgery means fewer complications and a quicker recovery. Dr. Garcia earned her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Having completed residency and fellowships in advanced gynecologic endoscopy and faculty development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Garcia returned to her home state of New Mexico to build a practice. Now, the Center for Women’s Surgery offers the women of New Mexico high quality care and advanced surgical options. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Garcia has received several awards, participated in numerous committees, and frequently travels to give presentations.

Dr. Hugo Ribot


Hugo D. Ribot Jr., MD, FACOG, is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cartersville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he grew up in the Bahamas. After earning his bachelors degree from Dartmouth College, Dr. Ribot attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency at Emory University. He was Emory’s first recipient of the annual American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists resident award in advanced laparoscopic gynecology. In his medical community, he was the first to perform total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic removal of ectopic pregnancy, and laparoscopic bladder suspension and pelvic floor reconstruction. Most recently, he was the first to perform the TVT procedure for minimally invasive treatment of urinary incontinence. In 2006 he became the first gynecologic surgeon in the state of Georgia to routinely perform outpatient total laparoscopic hysterectomy, which does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Dr. Ribot also became the first surgeon in Georgia to demonstrate the feasibility of performing endometrial ablation for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding in an office setting, providing women with a non-lifestyle-disrupting alternative to hysterectomy. He is now involved in training other physicians in this procedure.

Dr. Ribot also has been active in his community, serving on the board of the local battered women’s shelter and the local chamber of commerce. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Ob/Gyn at Cartersville Medical Center.

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