Regular gynecologic check-ups are key to lifelong women’s health. Your needs will change in different stages of your life. Talk to one of our providers about our individualized service.
Preventative care is essential to your health and wellbeing. Regular check-ups, including breast and cervical cancer screening, help you stay healthy and live a balanced life. Schedule an appointment today.
Even the healthiest of us develops problems from time to time. Are you experiencing pain, bleeding, itching, or something else altogether? Have you ever wondered if you might have fibroids, endometriosis or ovarian cysts? We have on-site ultrasound and a team of experts who can help you find the right diagnosis.
No two women are the same. We provide individualized treatment plans for all gynecologic conditions that focus on your overall health and wellness. From recommendations for behavioral modification to medications and surgery, we’ll help you find the treatment that is right for you. Feel free to ask us questions about your options.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery involves specialized techniques that allow you to have surgery without a large open incision. This approach has many benefits, including reduced risk of infection, the ability to recover at home and decreased cost. Our expert surgeons offer many different minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopy, robotic assisted laparoscopy, vaginal surgery, hysteroscopy and cystoscopy.
Our expert gynecological surgeons specialize in four primary surgical techniques to treat a variety of issues from a laparoscopic hysterectomy to a reconstructive vaginal surgery.
These four techniques include the following:
This is a surgical technique that reduces tissue damage and dramatically decreases the chance of infection. During this type of procedure, your surgeon will make a few small cuts, and then insert a small lighted camera (called a laparoscope) and specialized surgical instruments to perform the necessary procedure. Laparoscopy is sometimes performed with a robotic assist, utilizing robotic arms to control the camera and instruments.
Alaska Women’s Health pioneered the outpatient total laparoscopic hysterectomy in Alaska. Our expert gynecologic surgeons utilize a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach to safely remove the uterus. Most patients do not require an overnight stay at the hospital, and are able to recover in the comfort of their own homes.
We offer the following laparoscopic surgeries:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy (removal of the ovary)
- Ovarian cystectomy (treatment of ovarian cyst)
- Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Salpingectomy (removal of the fallopian tube)
- Sacrocolpopexy (vaginal support for prolapse)
- Diagnostic laparoscopy (diagnosis for pelvic pain or infertility)
This minimally invasive surgery involves inserting a lighted camera (called a hysteroscope) through the cervix to view the inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy can be performed for diagnosis or treatment. After hysteroscopy, most patients do not need to stay overnight, and need only a few days to recover at home. While most hysteroscopies are performed at a surgery center or hospital, some can be performed in our office.
Hysteroscopy can be used to diagnose or treat the following:
- Thickened endometrium
- Endometrial polyp
- Uterine fibroid
- Postmenopausal bleeding (bleeding after menopause)
- Heavy or painful periods
This type of minimally invasive surgery is performed entirely through the vagina. After vaginal surgery, most patients are able to return to their daily activities after a short recovery at home. This approach is commonly used in urogynecology.
Vaginal surgery includes the following:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Vaginal support procedures (anterior repair, posterior repair, vaginal suspension)
- LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure for treatment of cervical dysplasia)
- Mid-urethral sling (for treatment of stress urinary incontinence)
This is minimally invasive surgery of the bladder. A lighted camera (called a cystoscope) is inserted through your urethra and into your bladder. Cystoscopy can be performed in our office or in the operating room at a hospital or surgery center.
Cystoscopy can be used to diagnose or treat:
- Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
- Urinary incontinence
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