Sutter Surgical Hospital - North Valley
From treatment for fibroids to gynecologic oncology, we specialize in offering advanced and minimally invasive treatment that helps our patients recover faster so they can regain their active-life.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeries
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery times
- Less pain
- Smaller incisions
- Less blood loss
- Fewer infections
- Earlier return to normal activities
- Less scarring
Gynecologic Surgeries performed at Sutter Surgical Hospital
Hysteroscopy requires no incisions, instead allowing doctors to insert small video cameras and fiber-optic lights through the vagina to examine the interior surfaces of the vagina, cervix (colposcopy), uterus (hysteroscopy), and fallopian tubes (falloscopy). Images are projected onto a screen, making it possible for doctors to “see” structures clearly, without opening the area. When abnormalities are found, the doctor can also insert tiny surgical tools to remove them, perform biopsies or repair structures. Hysterectomies, fibroid tumors removal, tubal occlusion for permanent sterilization, and endometrial ablation to treat heavy menstrual bleeding are often performed using hysteroscopy.
Laparoscopic requires one or more small incisions to allow doctors to place fiber-optic lights, cameras and small surgical tools into the abdominal or pelvic cavities. When diagnostic imaging techniques do not provide an adequate view of the area of concern, laparoscopy may be used as a diagnostic tool. Laparoscopy enables doctors to examine tissue and organs and perform surgery within the abdominal and pelvic regions using small incisions (less than one-half to one inch) rather than opening up the area with large incisions.
Click on the links below for a complete list of physicians by specialty performing gynecologic surgeries at Sutter Surgical Hospital.
- Obstetrician/Gynecologists: Gynecological specialists focus on conditions affecting women’s reproductive systems.
- Urogynecologists: Urogynecologists are physicians who have completed three years of specialized training in women’s pelvic health and pelvic reconstructive surgery, a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology, with an emphasis on medical and surgical treatment of benign conditions affecting the female pelvis.