Minimally Invasive Gynecological Clinic
Many gynecological issues can now be addressed with minimally invasive techniques instead of requiring large surgical incisions. The Women’s Health Center is committed to providing you with the highest quality gynecological services. Annual exams and diagnostic testing are available, provided by dedicated healthcare providers.
The physicians of the minimally invasive gynecological clinic at the Women’s Health Center offer services including:
- Endometrial ablation for heavy bleeding
- Essure sterilization (tube ligation) performed in a medical office setting
- Urodynamic testing for urinary incontinence
- Evaluations for pelvic floor prolapse
- Consultations for minimally invasive hysterectomy, including da Vinci robotic hysterectomy
These procedures can often be done on an outpatient basis some in your physician’s office.
What issues can be treated using minimally invasive techniques?
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Endometrial ablation is a very effective, minimally invasive treatment for women who experience heavy, prolonged vaginal bleeding. It’s usually recommended for women who have not responded to other treatments and for whom childbearing is completed.
If a woman has completed childbearing and wishes to have permanent form of birth control, tubal ligation may be an option. This procedure may be done in the office without incisions using the Essure procedure.
Pain related fibrosis and polyps
Hysterscopy is a diagnostic and surgical procedure for examining the inside of the uterus without making an incision. The procedure allows your physicians to locate and evaluate some causes of uterine bleeding, such as fibroids and polyps.
Urinary stress incontinence
If you are experiencing urinary incontinence you may benefit from urodynamic testing, a minimally invasive technique to examine your bladder and aid in developing a management plan.
Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. The gynecologists at the Women’s Health Center can offer minimally invasive approaches to most patients. In addition, robotic surgery is also available as another minimally invasive option. Minimally invasive surgery requires no abdominal incisions with the vaginal approach, or only a few small abdominal incisions with the laparoscopic and robotics approaches. It also means a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal activity, and less risk of infection compared to open surgery.
For more information about these services or to schedule an appointment, please call the Women’s Health Center at 517-424-3611.