We are among the busiest centers in the state for treating cancers specific to women. Gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists and urogynocologists performed over 2,000 procedures last year, drawing patients from throughout the region.
Common gynecologic surgery procedures include hysterectomy, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence procedures, rectopexy (to correct weak rectal muscles), and urethropexy (to support a weak urethra).
The field of urogynecology is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse (bulging) of the vagina, bladder or uterus. Surgical treatments such as urethral slings are very successful.
Minimally Invasive Approaches
Many gynecological surgeries, including those for early stage gynecologic cancers, are performed using robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgical techniques. General benefits to the patient include:
- Less post-operative pain
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery
- Fewer complications
- Better cosmetic results