Gynecologic surgery is often used as a last resort when other noninvasive treatments are not effective in relieving symptoms. Surgery may be used to treat cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, uterine prolapse, excessive bleeding and more, and often offers patients the most effective relief from their troubling conditions.
Traditional gynecologic surgery uses open procedures that require large incisions and general anesthesia. Large incisions are needed in order to access the uterus and surrounding organs. Unfortunately, this technique is very invasive and painful for patients. It also required a long recovery time and would take weeks before women could return to work and other normal activities. Fortunately, there are less invasive techniques now available.
Our surgical procedures utilize the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide fast, effective treatment with minimal downtime and side effects. We are proud to offer robotic or laparoscopic techniques for a majority of our procedures.
Robotic (da Vinci®) uses a state-of-the art surgical system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive hysterectomy available today. For most woman, da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including: significantly less pain, less blood loss and need for transfusion, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, smaller incisions for minimal scarring and better outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Laparoscopy involves the use of an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light on the end that lets your doctor see real-time images of your inner organs on a video monitor as he/she looks for any potential problems or performs your surgery. The endoscope is inserted through a tiny incision, and surgical instruments may be inserted through additional incisions as well.
While robotic or laparoscopy offers many benefits, it is not for all patients. Some complex procedures may require open surgery to open surgery to allow the surgeon more direct control of the procedure. Talk with your doctor to find out if robotic or laparoscopy is right for you.
Expertise and Experience
Each member of our team is specially trained and experienced to perform a wide range of surgical procedures. We stay informed of the latest techniques and equipment available and are proud to offer these advantages to our patients. When you choose to have your surgery performed by a member of our team, you will be guaranteed personalized, dedicated care from a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon. We will gladly address any concerns you may have about your procedure and will be available before, during and after your surgery.
We also ask patients to make follow-up appointments after surgery to ensure the effectiveness of the procedure and to let our doctors examine you for any complications or problems. We will help you through a quick and simple recovery.
We perform many surgical procedures to treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions. Some of the surgical services we provide include:
Please call us today to find out more about these procedures and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve the best results possible.
Tubal ligation and Essure are both methods of permanent birth control for women who already have children and do not want any more, or for those who know they never want to have children. Tubal ligation involves blocking, tying or cutting a woman's fallopian tubes to stop eggs from traveling into the tubes and being fertilized. It is not considered 100% effective, as pregnancy can occur if the tubes grow back together, but these cases are rare. Most women experience complete protection against pregnancy from tubal ligation.
Although this procedure can be reversed, reversal may not be successful, so women should weigh the benefits of this procedure before undergoing surgery. Tubal ligation reversal involves reattaching the fallopian tubes.
Essure is a minimally invasive procedure which involves the implantation of a tiny, flexible insert into the fallopian tubes, and is over 99.95% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Implanting the Essure device does not involve any cutting into the body, instead the device is inserted through the natural passages of the vagina, cervix and uterus before being placed in the fallopian tubes. Within the next three months, your body will work together with the device to create a natural barrier within the tubes that prevents sperm from reaching the egg and therefore eliminating the risk of pregnancy. Essure inserts are removable, but require surgery to do so. Please talk to your doctor if you are considering the tubal ligation or Essure procedure for permanent birth control.
A colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the vulva for abnormalities that may indicate cancer or HPV. This procedure is performed with a colposcope, a microscope that can help identify malignant lesions on the vulva. It is often performed after abnormal results from a Pap smear are found.
The colposcopy procedure is similar to a Pap smear in that a speculum is inserted into the vagina and the cervix is cleaned. The colposcope then allows your doctor to view a magnified image of the vulva and identify any abnormal cells. If abnormalities are found, a biopsy may be taken as well. This procedure is very safe as has few mild complications such as light bleeding or discharge.