Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally invasive — so you recover faster

What is gynecologic surgery

Our gynecological surgery team offers minimally invasive surgery options for a wide range of gynecologic issues. For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System can mean:

  • less pain during and after surgery, allowing you to recover more comfortably.
  • faster recovery so that you can return to your normal routine sooner.
  • improved quality of life as you get back to the activities you love and enjoy life to the fullest

Some conditions that may be treated with minimally invasive gynecologic surgery include:

  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • endometrial lesions
  • surgical birth control
  • cervical cancer prevention
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • ovarian cysts
  • ovarian torsion
  • pelvic pain
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • pelvic prolapse
  • urinary incontinence
  • uterine prolapse

Who is a candidate?

We’ll consider several factors to decide if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including:

  • your overall health
  • the severity of your condition
  • your preferences

If you’re a good fit for a minimally invasive surgery, we'll discuss the procedure with you in detail. We'll also answer any questions you may have.

What to expect for your surgery

We'll provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. Depending on your procedure, you may need a physical exam and blood work before your surgery.

We'll review all plans with you for your procedure. We'll make sure you understand:

  • how long the surgery takes
  • the anesthesia we’ll use during surgery
  • the plan for pain management after surgery

We'll also provide clear instructions regarding your recovery.

Nationally recognized expertise

Our gynecologic surgeons are recognized as leaders in the field.

Access to high-level care

Our teams provide coordinated care across our health system, meaning you experience a level of convenience that is unique to the region.

Care that works for you

We know how busy you are. So we try to provide appointments and surgical schedules that work for you and your goals. We also offer the flexibility of online virtual visits, including virtual follow-up appointments.

Depending on your procedure, you may also be a candidate for same-day discharge. That means you can go home from the hospital on the same day as your surgery and recover in the comfort of your own home.

Advanced care facilities

WellSpan York Hospital is a recognized Robotics Center for Excellence. Regardless of which location you choose, you'll receive outstanding, advanced care. You and your safety are at the center of all we do.