If you have pelvic pain, irregular periods, or excessive bleeding, the gynecologic surgery team at Luminis Health can help. Plus, we have some of the latest treatments available anywhere, including Acessa®, a brand new, minimally invasive treatment to shrink fibroid tumors.
What Is Gynecologic Surgery?
Gynecologic surgery involves the organs of a woman's pelvic area, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and fallopian tubes. At Luminis Health, our gynecologic surgeons treat women who suffer from:
- Fibroid tumors.
- Ovarian cysts.
- Abnormal Pap tests.
- Irregular menstruation.
- Pelvic pain.
- Excessive bleeding.
Why Choose Luminis Health for Gynecologic Surgery?
When you pick Luminis Health for gynecologic surgery, you're choosing some of the country's leading specialists. We offer compassionate care, a modern facility, and cutting-edge treatments right in your own neighborhood.
Here are some of the reasons you should choose Luminis Health for gynecologic surgery.
- Our doctors have extensive speciality training. Our gynecologic surgeons undergo rigorous training through fellowships and post-graduate certifications. They can provide you with cutting-edge treatments for various gynecological conditions.
- We take a team approach. Our specialists work side-by-side with health care providers from other departments, including those in oncology (cancer) and urogynecology (pelvic floor issues). Your care team may include radiologists, anesthesiologists, and nurses. We offer a personalized consultation before any surgery, so you know you're getting the right treatment for your particular symptoms.
- We have a diverse surgical team. If you'd prefer a female or male doctor, or need access to a multilingual provider, you'll find someone here who meets your needs. Our caring team brings vast resources of education and experience to the operating room.
- We offer a new approach to treating fibroids. We offer a number of non-surgical treatments for fibroids. But if you need surgery, your doctor may recommend Acessa®, an advanced new method of shrinking fibroids with controlled heat. We are one of the only area hospitals offering the treatment.
- Our procedures are done on an outpatient basis. You'll usually go home the same day as your surgery. That means a faster return to your normal activities with less risk of infection.
Types of Gynecologic Surgery We Offer
Surgical removal of the uterus.
A procedure that allows your doctor to examine the inside of the uterus and treat causes of abnormal bleeding.
Surgical removal of fibroids.
To treat pain or remove a cancerous growth.
Removal of growths from the cervix or uterus.
Removal of abnormal tissue growing outside the uterus.
Blocking, cutting, or sealing your fallopian tubes for permanent birth control.
A “D&C" is a procedure where the cervix is dilated so that the uterine lining can be scraped to remove abnormal tissues.
The Acessa® procedure, where heat is delivered directly to the fibroid tumor, causing it to shrink.
Procedure to shrink fibroids by blocking off their blood supply.
A New Solution for Fibroids: What to Expect from Acessa®
Acessa® is an advanced new uterine-sparing, minimally-invasive procedure for treating fibroids. These non-cancerous tumors can cause pelvic pain, back pain, excessive bleeding, constipation, and urinary incontinence.
Traditional treatment methods include hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and myomectomy (open abdominal surgery to remove fibroids). The procedure is available at Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center.
- Our specially trained surgeons apply controlled heat to the fibroid, causing it to shrink over time. It eventually gets absorbed into your body like any other dead tissue.
- You'll be under general anesthesia (asleep) for the procedure. Your doctor will make three small incisions to access the uterus.
- Using ultrasound, Acessa® allows your doctor to find and treat more fibroids than other standard imaging methods.
- The procedure preserves healthy tissue because treatment is focused only on the fibroid, not the uterus.
- Acessa® is an outpatient procedure. That means you'll go home the same day. You can usually return to work in four to five days.
- Acessa® isn't for women who plan to become pregnant in the future. Talk to your doctor about whether it's right for you.