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Gynecologic Surgery (benign)

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The gynecological surgery team at WellSpan offers alternative, less-invasive surgical options, bringing patients the advantages of a faster recovery and less pain rather than traditional procedures.

Traditional open gynecologic surgery – using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy – has been the standard approach to many benign (non-cancerous) gynecologic procedures. However, with open surgery you may experience significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process, and potential damage to nearby organs and nerves.

For complex hysterectomies and other benign gynecologic procedures, robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, and least invasive, treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci Surgical System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

At WellSpan, we perform a variety of surgeries on the female pelvic anatomy and urologic areas – from minor to major procedures. Our board certified gynecologists and their staff offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans in a compassionate environment, respectful of your sensitivities. By choosing WellSpan, you are choosing a system that covers all spectrums of life. Our close coordination with multiple departments ensures that you are covered for any type of treatment that you may need, including gynecologic oncology procedures or urogynecological and pelvic reconstructive procedures. With WellSpan, you are choosing a partner who will guide, educate and provide individualized care for you every step of the way.

Conditions Treated

Our experienced team of gynecologic experts treat and manage the full range of conditions related to the female pelvic anatomy and urologic areas, including:

How We Can Help

In-Office and Hospital Procedures

We offer certain procedures in the office setting, which allows you the convenience of staying close to home for your procedure. When required, we perform other procedures in a hospital setting.

Evaluation and Management of Abnormal PAP Smears

As part of preventative women's care, WellSpan gynecologists recommend that most women have routine PAP smears. It can be concerning if this test comes back abnormal, but we are here to help. When needed, gynecologists can perform procedures including a colposcopy to more closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. When needed, we can also perform in-office or same-day surgical procedures including LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) and cone biopsy, which are two methods of removing abnormal tissue from the cervix.

Superior Experience, Superior Results

Our team has years of experience in performing minimally invasive, robotic surgeries. Our diverse team of surgeons has a wide range of specialties and backgrounds, and we commonly self-refer within our practice to ensure you are matched with the surgeon whose skill-set best fits your situation.

Whole-Person Care

Here at WellSpan, our philosophy of practice is caring for the whole person throughout the entire health care process. We understand that surgery is just one part of that process, and we strive to get to know you as an individual with complex needs and desires, and not just as a surgical candidate. Our team works to connect you with the complete support network you need on your road to wellness.

Surgical Scheduling Nurses to Streamline Your Care

Our office team features a surgical scheduling nurse to help you throughout the surgery process, including support with your insurance provider, working through qualifying for short-term disability and time off work, and other details that can slip through the cracks without an experienced team on your side.

Preparing for Surgery

It is important to prepare for surgery properly to reduce the chance at infection. You should receive a tool kit and instructions at the time your surgery is scheduled. The preparation begins the day before your surgery, so please review the video here and instructions early.