Minimally Invasive Surgery at Penn Presbyterian
 
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Gynecologic Surgery

For women with gynecologic conditions requiring surgery, access to the least invasive and latest treatment options and technology is as equally important as receiving outstanding care. The surgeons at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center offer women the latest technical advances in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery to provide state-of-the-art care, in a compassionate environment. Sonya Lee, MD, Chief of Gynecology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, states, "One of the main objectives in performing minimally invasive surgery is to prove a safer and more effective alternative to traditional open surgery."

Minimally invasive surgical solutions are rapidly replacing traditional surgeries. In fact the majority of gynecologic surgeries performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center are minimally invasive. Most minimally invasive procedures offer similar, and often better, outcomes than traditional gynecologic surgery. These benefits include reduced trauma, shorter recovery, less chance of infection and less postoperative pain. Women who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery typically report a quick return to normal activity.

Gynecologic minimally invasive surgeries performed at Penn 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.
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation – Using small incisions for access, surgeons perform sterilization procedures.
  • Hysteroscopy – One of the most common performed surgical procedures in the U.S. 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.


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