Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Services
Women's Medicine Collaborative

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Services Treatment Options

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Our center is the only of its kind with interventional radiology specialists who offer uterine artery embolization for nonsurgical management of fibroids, nonsurgical ablation of soft tissue endometriosis, and nonsurgical treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome.

Surgical Treatment Options

Our team of surgeons specializes in minimally invasive treatment for women who have gynecologic conditions. Surgical treatments include vaginal “scar-free” surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robot-assisted surgery. The advantages of these approaches are numerous, and include less post-operative pain, a quicker recovery, less blood loss and scarring, a lower risk of wound infections and a shortened hospital stay.

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery without a large incision. Expected results are shorter recovery times, less blood loss, fewer complications and reduced trauma. Vaginal surgery and laparoscopy are examples of minimally invasive surgery. The newest type of minimally invasive surgery is robot-assisted laparoscopy with the da Vinci Surgical System (da Vinci).

Many patients benefit from procedures that utilize da Vinci, a state-of-the-art technology that helps doctors perform more precise operations than conventional instrumentation allows. da Vinci takes the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robot-assisted, minimally invasive approach. The precision and dexterity of da Vinci enables surgeons to perform procedures with smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time for the patient.

Robotic surgery is a type of laparoscopy using a three-dimensional camera and standard surgical instruments with a broad range of motion. Gynecologic surgeons are using robot-assisted surgery to perform a hysterectomy for bleeding or pain, hysterectomy for cancer of the uterus, cervix and ovaries, cancer staging, complex surgeries to remove endometriosis, fibroid removal to preserve fertility, fallopian tube surgery to preserve fertility, and urogynecologic procedures for prolapse and incontinence.