With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions.
The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny
wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a
result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision,
dexterity and control.
Minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies.
da Vinci is beneficial for performing routine and complex surgery. Your surgeon
is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements
into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci
– taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
For more information about how the da Vinci is used in gynecology click on link
The da Vinci Surgical System
Urinary incontinence is simply urine leakage. Urinary incontinence happens in women
of all ages. There are many different causes of urine leakage and treatment depends
on the cause. Click on the links below to find out more about urinary incontinence
and the treatment options.
Essure is a permanent sterilization method that can be done in the office without
incisions and general anesthesia. The fallopian tubes are blocked using the Essure
inserts. The Essure insert is a spring like device that gets bigger to fit different
types of fallopian tubes.
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Adenomyosis occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus grows
into the muscle of the uterus. This can cause pain with menses, bleeding between
menses, pain with intercourse and heavy menstrual cycle. The cause of adenomyosis
is not known. Adenomyosis is diagnosed using signs and symptoms, a pelvic exam and
ultrasound. Sometimes a MRI may also be ordered. Treatments include using NSAIDs
to control pain. Hormonal contraception can help with heavy bleeding and pain. Uterine
ablation can control bleeding. Hysterectomy (removing the uterus) would be another
option for severe pain or if menopause is years away. Click here for more information.
Forms of contraception
Choosing a contraception method can be complicated and overwhelming. Here are some
basics that you can discuss with your health care provider.
Barrier methods such as condoms, cervical cap and diaphragm prevent pregnancy by
preventing the sperm from getting to the egg.
Hormonal contraception includes a hormonal implant, an injection, vaginal ring,
a patch. Oral contraceptive pill have different hormones and doses.
There are IUDs with and without hormones.
Am I finished with child bearing?
Permanent contraception methods are Essure and tubal removal.
Do I have medical problems and medication that can prevent me from taking certain
types of contraception? Your medical provider will review your past medical history
and options that would be best for you to consider.
I want no devices and no hormones.
Withdrawal and natural family planning method is another option to consider.
Uterine fibroids are growths that develop from the muscle of the uterus. Fibroids
are different shapes and sizes. Fibroids can causes heavy, painful prolonged bleeding,
infertility, pressure and miscarriages. Fibroids are diagnosed by ultrasound, hysteroscopy
and HSG. Other testing could include CT scan and MRI. Treatment options are methods
vary from doing nothing, taking NSAIDS for pain, hormones to decrease bleeding and
surgery either myomectomy (removing the fibroids) or hysterectomy (removing the