Advanced, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery resources in Independence, Mo.
Healthcare for Women Medical Group has a strong focus on prevention, healthy living and activity, using medical treatment when beneficial, and surgical treatment only when necessary.
Sometimes, however, menstrual problems, fertility issues or other gynecologic concerns require a diagnostic or surgical treatment procedure.
In those cases, you can be assured our Gyn physicians are skilled and abreast of the most recent advances in surgical techniques and current technology. Surgery advances now allow procedures that previously required a large abdominal incision to be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Smaller incisions often reduce hospital stay and may significantly speed recovery. Our physicians specialize in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery, and several of our surgeons are credentialed in the use of the da Vinci® robotic surgical system.
Convenience and a Single Point of Care
Our physicians perform many gynecologic procedures in our Independence office. For times when we feel you would benefit from a surgical environment, our office is conveniently located near Centerpoint Medical Center and the Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgery Center, a same-day surgery facility.
In-Office Gynecologic Procedures
Our physicians offer in-office procedures including:
- Routine pap smears and HPV screenings
- Colposcopy – Usually performed after an abnormal pap smear or positive HPV test, a colposcopy allows your physician to closely examine the cervix through a special magnifying instrument (colposcope) to further diagnose.
- Endometrial biopsy – Often done to diagnose bleeding problems, the doctor takes a small piece of tissue from the lining of the uterus and examines for cancer or cell abnormalities.
- LEEP tissue excision – a treatment to prevent cervical cancer, a LEEP excision uses a small electrical wire loop to remove abnormal cells from your cervix.
Outpatient and Hospital Procedures
- Diagnostic laparoscopy for pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts
- Endometrial ablation – A procedure in which a thin layer of tissue in the uterus is removed to control excessive menstrual flow or bleeding between periods
- Hysteroscopy – a procedure in which a thin, lighted tube is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus, allowing your doctor to diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding
- Laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy – a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the uterus
- Laparoscopic sterilization – a minimally invasive procedure in which a laparoscope is inserted through a small incision made in or near the navel and another small incision may be made for an instrument to close off or remove the fallopian tubes
World-Class Gynecology Care in the Heart of Your Community
Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgery Center is an accredited surgery center located on the campus of Centerpoint Medical Center. The center offers the most advanced and state-of-the-art equipment with four operating rooms, three procedure rooms and a large privacy-conscious pre- and post-operative area. These areas are designed and appointed with the patient, families, physicians and staff in mind
Whether inpatient or outpatient, the Centerpoint Medical Center surgery team understands there's no such thing as “routine” surgery. The staff works closely with Healthcare for Women Medical Group gynecologists to ensure women undergoing surgery, and their families have questions answered and concerns addressed.
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Advantages
Centerpoint Medical Center’s robotic surgery program focuses on the minimally invasive surgical needs of women. Gyn procedures that traditionally have been done via open surgery can now be performed with robotic surgery technology. Robotic surgery allows for better visualization and greater precision while making it easier for surgeons to operate using small incisions. This innovation results in many potential patient benefits, including:
- less risk of infection
- blood loss
- significantly less pain
- shorter hospital stays with many women going home the same day as their procedure
- faster recovery times
The hospital’s advanced surgical recovery protocols promote faster recovery in patients, helping them get up and moving sooner and with less reliance on narcotics.