Women's Cancer Care Center Surgeries & Procedures

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions.

These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine
cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.

Office Procedures

Colposcopy of Cervix/Vagina: A diagnostic procedure using a magnifying scope to examine and often biopsy the cervix and vagina areas after a positive PAP smear or positive for the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Colposcopy of Vulva: A diagnostic procedure using a magnifying scope to examine and sometime biopsy for vulva dysplasia, bumps or lumps, or severe itching.

Endometrial Biopsy: A diagnostic procedure where sampling of the lining of the uterus is obtained, when menopausal women experience bleeding, or when on ultrasound the lining the endometrium is thickened.

 

Hospital Procedures

Advanced Laparoscopy: A procedure where a small camera is inserted in the abdomen through three small incisions to examine the abdomen and reproductive organs to determine the cause of conditions such as endometriosis, severe pelvic pain, ovarian cysts.

Robotic Surgery: This procedure uses a state of the art da Vinci® Surgical System designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive hysterectomy available today.  Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

 

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Pelvic Reconstruction Procedure: This procedure is to correct uterine prolapse (uterus drops down into the vagina), cystocele (a bulge like a hernia in the vaginal wall, when the bladder pushes on the front vaginal wall and causes it to protrude into the vagina), rectocele (occurs when part of the rectum pushes on the back vaginal wall and causes it to protrude into the vagina), enterocele (the small bowl protrudes into the front of the vagina). The doctor will reposition the prolapsed organs and secures them to surrounding tissues and ligaments, sometimes with synthetic mesh such as that used in abdominal hernia repair.

Incontinence Procedure: This new minimally invasive procedure can implant a tension free sling under the urethra, giving it the support it needs to seal properly.

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