Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Hysterectomy -  The national rate of minimally invasive hysterectomy is 33%.  At Southdale OG/GYN, we used a minimally invasive approach to perform 72% of our hysterectomies in 2010.  This equates to a much shorter recovery time for patients with less time in the hospital.  Our physicians are trained in the latest vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted techniques.

Endometrial Ablation - Endometrial ablation is a same-day surgery technique that can significantly improve the quality of life for women with heavy vaginal bleeding.  This procedure can be done right in our office or in the Women’s Procedure Suites at Southdale Medical Center.  The Women’s Procedure Suites offer a comfortable atmosphere and IV sedation during the procedure. http://www.novasure.com/

Sterilization - The ESSURE procedure for sterilization can comfortably be done right in our office.  It typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete.  The long term data shows an excellent success rate of 99.7%  (i.e. very few unintended pregnancies). http://www.essure.com/

Incontinence - Urodynamic testing is offered in our clinic to evaluate and treat women with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.  Urinary incontinence can often be treated with a same-day surgical procedure.  This, once again, equates to a significant improvement in quality of life for a woman, in one day.