Procedures & Conditions

Laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgery is performed for a variety of gynecologic conditions:

  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Through three or four small incisions (5mm) in the abdomen, a camera and long instruments are used to facilitate the surgery through these incisions. After the surgery, the incisions are closed with small stitches under the skin or band-aids only.

Advantages of Minimally-Invasive surgery include:

  • Less Pain
  • Decreased Risk of Infection or Bleeding
  • No Dietary Restrictions
  • Minimal Activity Restrictions
  • Faster Recovery

Most patients do not have to stay in the hospital overnight after their surgery and can return to work in 1-2 weeks.

Here is a list of laparoscopic gynecologic surgeries we perform:

  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Removal of Endometriosis
  • Removal of Ovarian Cysts (Ovarian Cystectomy)
  • Removal of Fibroids (Myomectomy)
  • Removal of Uterus (Total Hysterectomy or Supracervical Hysterectomy)
  • Suspension Surgery for Orolapse (Sacrocolpopexy or Uterosacral Ligament Suspension
  • Permanent Sterilization (Tubal Ligation or Salpingectomy)

Post-op Instructions – Laparoscopy

Hysteroscopic Surgery

Hysteroscopic procedures involve a small camera (Hysteroscope) that is passed through the cervix. No incisions are needed. The uterus is filled with saline to aid in visualization. Many procedures can be performed this way including removal of:

  • Endometrial Polyps (Polypectomy)
  • Fibroids (Myomectomy)
  • Scar Tissue (Treatment for Asherman’s Syndrome)
  • Uterine Septum

Post-op¬†Instructions –¬†Hysteroscopy

Office-based procedures
We also do many procedures in the office including:

  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Simple Operative Hysteroscopy (removal of small polyp or mild scar tissue)
  • Permanent Sterilization

Also performed in the office or operating room:

  • Endometrial Ablation – a procedure to decrease or stop abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Procedures for Abnormal Pap Smears (LEEP, Cone Biopsy)
  • Vulvar Procedures for Patient-Specific Issues including Pelvic Pain (Hymenectomy, Labiaplasty)