Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
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Gynecologic Surgery

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Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic minimally invasive surgeries include:

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy - Using small incisions for access, surgeons diagnose and treat the causes of chronic pelvic pain.
  • Laparoscopy for endometriosis and ovarian cysts - Using small incisions for access, surgeons treat endometrial damage and ovarian cysts. In addition, we offer adolescent gynecologic laparoscopy to treat ovarian cysts in adolescents 10 to16 years of age.
  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation - Using small incisions for access, surgeons perform sterilization procedures.
  • Hysteroscopy - A hysteroscope is a scope that is placed through the vagina and through the cervix to look inside the womb. Surgeons use it to diagnose and treat causes of heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding.
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy - Using a hysteroscope, surgeons remove fibroids from the lining of the womb.
  • Endometrial ablation - Using a hysteroscope, surgeons remove the uterine lining to control heavy bleeding.
  • Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) - Using small incisions and the vagina for access, surgeons remove the uterus and ovaries.

We also offer minimally invasive services to diagnose and treat unique anatomical variations including bicornuate uterus, mullerian agenesis, vaginal septums and more.

Gynecologic Surgeons:

Peter Gearhart, MD
David M. Goodner, MD
Philip Hayes, MD
Thomas Randall, MD


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