Gynecological Surgery

When women look for a gynecologist, they look for someone they can trust, who has experience and expertise. At Morton Plant Hospital, we offer state-of-the-art facilities and leading-edge services, as well as postoperative care in a special inpatient unit dedicated to gynecological surgical patients.

Our gynecology surgeons offer the following surgical procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Colporrhaphy - surgical repair of the vagina
  • Myomectomy - removal of fibroids
  • Oophorectomy - removal of ovaries
  • Salpingectomy - removal of fallopian tube
  • Endometrial ablation - removal of uterine lining
  • Dilation and curettage - dilation of the cervix and scraping of the lining of the uterus

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

The following procedures and conditions can often be treated through minimally invasive surgery:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Endometriosis

In the past, traditional gynecological surgery meant a large abdominal incision, extended hospital stay, increased blood loss and up to six weeks of recovery. Today, many surgical patients are candidates for robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. This cutting edge robotic technology offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery of the past, and offers the following benefits:

  • Less invasive procedure 
  • Lower blood loss
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Smaller incisions and minimal scarring
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay (usually one night)
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities

For more information or a physician referral, call (727) 462-7500.