Surgical Services

Gynecologic surgery may be performed to correct a wide range of conditions, including cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, uterine prolapse, excessive bleeding and more, providing effective symptom relief and reduce the risk of serious complications associated with some of these conditions.

Many of today's procedures take advantage of the latest, state-of-the-art technology to offer patients minimally invasive alternatives that involve faster treatments, shorter recovery times and less scarring. Laparoscopy is used in many gynecologic procedures, and involves inserting an endoscope and tiny surgical instruments into small, strategically-placed incisions.

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus or womb, which can sometimes include the ovaries and fallopian tubes as well. This is the second most common procedure for women in the US and is performed over 600,000 times each year. A hysterectomy stops the menstrual cycle and prevents pregnancy. It is a permanent procedure that cannot be reversed.

This procedure is effective in treatment many different reproductive conditions, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, pelvic adhesions, chronic pain and more.

Hysterectomies can be performed through several different methods, depending on the initial reason and the personal health and preferences of the patient. Many hysterectomies can now be performed laparoscopically, which requires very small incisions. Laparoscopy can often be used during a vaginal hysterectomy, which generally has fewer complications and smaller scars, but cannot be used for certain patients. An open abdominal hysterectomy uses larger incisions but is needed in many cases.

We are proud to offer our patients the latest surgical treatments utilizing our doctors’ extensive experience and skills to provide the very best results.

Laser Laparoscopy

Laser laparoscopy is a minimally invasive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of gynecological conditions. Using advanced technology, this procedure allows patients to achieve effective treatment results for complex conditions with reduced pain and downtimes, as incisions are smaller and yet can achieve more.

During the laser laparoscopy procedure, your doctor can examine the pelvic organs through detailed images displayed on a video monitor. In many cases, surgery can be performed at the same time to correct any abnormalities and reduce the risk of complications. Laser laparoscopy procedures can usually be performed on an outpatient basis. Patients are able to return home within a few hours, and can often return to work and other regular activities within a few days.

Your doctor will provide you with specific details about your procedure, as well as discuss the findings of the procedures with you so that you fully understand your condition.

da Vinci® Surgical System

Complex gynecological surgeries that once required large incisions and long recovery times are now being performed as simple minimally invasive procedures thanks to robotic assistance. This technology allows surgeons to perform their procedures virtually, by controlling the tiny and precise hands of a robotic device. Robotic-assisted surgery is performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System, a device that guides surgeons through complex procedures with ease and safety.

Most procedures are performed through a few tiny incisions that surgical hands are inserted into. Your surgeon controls these hands with controls in the device while looking through a lens in the console that provides a three-dimensional, magnified view of the area. The robotic hands mimic the movements of the surgeon's hands and will not move unless the surgeon is looking through the lens. The da Vinci system can be used for surgeries such as a hysterectomy, sacrocolpopexy or myomectomy, among others.

MiniArc®

The MiniArc® Single-Incision Sling is a minimally invasive treatment for urinary incontinence that places a mesh sling underneath the urethra with just one incision, for less pain, reduced scarring and a faster post-operative recovery. With a smaller mesh implant than the traditional sling procedure, MiniArc provides effective support for weakened or relaxed urethras that leave patients susceptible to involuntary urination.

This outpatient procedure is performed under a local anesthetic, and involves a small incision made in the vagina, into which the mesh material is inserted and then held in place with self-fixating tips. A catheter may be inserted to drain urine from the bladder after the procedure, which will be removed before you return home. Patients can usually return to work and other regular activities within a few days, although heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks.

To learn more about our surgical services, please call us today to schedule an appointment.

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