Our surgeons are experienced in the latest advances in gynecological surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery that results in faster healing, less pain, less scarring and and a quicker return to normal everyday activities.
- Anterior and Posterior Repairs. Anterior and posterior repair are minimally invasive procedures used to correct pelvic organs that have dropped out of their normal positions. The tissues that support the pelvic organs may become weak, stretched or damaged due to age or childbirth. This may result in the organs slipping out of place, dropping down and pressing against the walls of the vagina. Anterior and posterior repair are used to tighten the support tissues that hold these organs in place, restoring their normal position and function.
- Cervical Cone Biopsy. This is surgery to remove tissue from the cervix. You may need a cervical biopsy if cells that are not normal are found during a Pap test.
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to view your reproductive organs. A laparoscopy is often recommended when other diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound and X-ray, cannot confirm the cause of a condition.
- Dilation and Curettage (D&C). A D&C is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Doctors perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage.
- Hysteroscopy. This procedure allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding.
- Laparoscopic Assisted Hysterectomy (LAVH). This procedure allows your surgeon to remove the uterus vaginally while being able to see your pelvic organs through a laparoscope, a slender viewing instrument. Your surgeon performs most of the procedure through small abdominal incisions aided by long, thin surgical instruments inserted through the incisions. Your surgeon then removes the uterus through an incision made in your vagina. An LAVH has many benefits for patients, including quicker recovery and less blood loss than traditional open surgery.
- Oophorectomy. This is the removal of one or both ovaries. This may be combined with removing the fallopian tubes (salpingo-oophorectomy). Removal of the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes is often done as part of a complete or total hysterectomy.
- Urinary Incontinence Procedure. Often called a vaginal sling procedure, this type of surgery helps control stress urinary incontinence. This is urine leakage that happens when you laugh, cough, sneeze, lift things, or exercise. A vaginal sling procedure helps close your urethra and bladder neck.