Nonobstetric Surgery in PregnancyMinimally Invasive Surgery in PregnancyCHOHAN, LUBNA MD; NIJJAR, J. BIBA MD, MPH, MSEdAuthor Information Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Division, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Lubna Chohan, MD, 1504 Taub Loop, 3LD 62 001, Houston, TX. E-mail: email@example.com Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2020 - Volume 63 - Issue 2 - p 379-391 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000527 Buy Metrics Abstract If it is medically necessary to perform nonobstetrical abdominal surgery in pregnancy, a minimally invasive approach should be considered. The benefits of laparoscopy are well known and current studies promote the safety of laparoscopy in pregnancy, when certain guidelines are followed. This article will review the safety of surgery in pregnancy, maternal physiology, fetal considerations, maternal obesity, laparoscopic cerclage, large adnexal mass, and complications. Guidelines for surgery will be reviewed as well. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.