You may need surgery to treat your gynecologic condition and improve your quality of life. The latest gynecologic surgeries use minimally invasive techniques that improve your condition with fewer risks than traditional surgeries.
University of Miami Health gynecologists offer advanced and effective minimally invasive and robotic surgeries to care for a wide range of gynecologic conditions. Our expert doctors are leading experts in these surgical procedures, helping women experience less pain and faster recoveries after surgery.
Who Is a Candidate?
Most women who have been diagnosed with a gynecologic condition that requires surgical treatment will be a good candidate for minimally invasive procedures. Our doctors can use minimally invasive surgeries to treat conditions including:
- Adenomyosis (thickening of the walls of the uterus)
- Gynecologic cancers
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Uterine fibroids
You and your doctor can discuss if surgery is the most effective treatment option for you.
What to Expect
During minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, your gynecologist uses only a few small incisions. They use specialized tools, such as a laparoscope (small camera), to carefully complete your procedure.
Because minimally invasive surgeries use smaller incisions than traditional open surgeries that use large incisions, you may see benefits such as:
- Faster recovery time
- Less time in the hospital (sometimes going home the same day as your surgery)
- Less pain
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusion
- Lower medical costs
- Lower risk of infection
- Less visible scars
At the University of Miami Health System, our experienced gynecologists perform the latest robotic surgeries. During robotic surgeries, your surgeon controls each aspect of surgery, making more delicate motions than they could by hand. We perform a variety of robotic surgeries, including:
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy for uterine cancer with lymph node sampling
- Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer
Our expert gynecologists also perform a variety of in-office procedures, saving you time and making your care more convenient. In-office procedures include:
- Colposcopy to examine the cervix
- Endometrial ablation to treat heavy periods
- Hysteroscopy to examine the uterus
- Intrauterine device (IUD) insertion for contraception
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to remove abnormal tissues in the cervix
- NEXPLANON® insertion in the arm for contraception
- Genital warts removal
- Vulvar biopsy to remove lesions on the vulva
- Pudendal nerve blocks to treat genital pain
Before any minimally invasive procedure, your gynecologist will talk to you about what to expect, any risks, and any benefits of your treatment.
Why Choose UHealth?
Care designed with women in mind. Our obstetrics and gynecology experts provide research-backed care that is tailored specifically for each woman. We help make care more convenient - offering advanced in-office procedures, the latest diagnostic tests for fast results, and access to comprehensive women's health services for women of all ages - all in one location. Our highly-trained physicians and staff are sensitive to the needs of every woman, so you can feel comfortable and confident in your care and treatment.
Leaders in advanced robotic surgery. We have some of the world's most experienced robotic surgeons for gynecologic laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery. In fact, doctors come from all over the world to learn from our expertise. The University of Miami Health System was the first academic medical center to get the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system and complete more than 5,000 robotic surgeries - procedures that offer less pain, lower risks of infection, and a quicker recovery.
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