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Minimal Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

If you have a gynecologic condition that will not respond to medication, you may need surgery. While surgery involving large abdominal incisions may be appropriate in certain circumstances, it often poses risks. Large incisions can cause unnecessary trauma and can be associated with post-operative complications. Allegheny Health Network offers several minimally invasive surgical options that can help you make a safer and, often, easier recovery.

Our experienced gynecologic surgeons are highly skilled in the latest minimally invasive procedures. During a minimally invasive procedure, our surgeons can perform procedures using natural openings or make one or more band-aid-sized incisions to accomplish what used to be done through large incisions in the abdomen. That often provides several benefits to the patient, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to normal daily activities

Our gynecologists are pioneers in the use of robotic and other minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Surgical options such as laparoscopy, hysteroscopy or vaginal procedures are used to perform:

  • Total and radical hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
  • Myomectomy (removal of the fibroids)
  • Treatment for endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • Treatment of prolapse (dropping) of the vagina, bladder and rectum

Find out more about this specialty at a location near you.

To be referred to a physician who specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Allegheny Health Network, call 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677).

Conditions Treated

Our specialists use vaginal, robotic and minimally invasive surgery to treat:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Uterine and cervical cancer
  • Ovarian tumors
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility