Minimally-invasive options

Many women who have large, multiple uterine fibroids are told they need a hysterectomy, but they want the option of having another child or they simply want to preserve their uterus. With robotic surgery, a woman’s needs can be met.

Uterine fibroid removal (myomectomy)

The difference between a standard laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery is vast. Removing fibroids on the back side of the uterus with traditional surgical instruments is far more difficult for the surgeon, and the risk of causing infertility is high. Robotic-assisted surgery removes that worry.


Some patients may not qualify for a laparoscopic surgery to remove the ovaries and uterus, but robotic surgery offers a safe alternative to traditional open-abdomen surgery.

Gynecological cancers

Robotic surgery has become the standard of care for endometrial cancers.

Other dervices

The robot also is used to treat vaginal prolapse and dissections for the purpose of staging cancer, sparing patients the long recovery and significant risks of a similar procedure done with open-surgery.

Surgery doesn’t have to interrupt your life with a long recovery or leave you with noticeable scarring.

For many years, the standard approach to gynecologic surgery involved a laparotomy – or “open” surgery – which meant surgeons made a large incision to access the uterus and other anatomy. Open surgery can cause significant pain, trauma and put surrounding organs and nerves at risk. Not to mention the long recovery times. Just the prospect of such surgery caused significant anxiety for many women.

Fortunately, less invasive options are now available. At Providence Medical Group, in some cases, our surgeons access the targeted area vaginally – which might not require any external incision whatsoever.

And, for more complex procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci™ Surgical System allows our surgeons operate with even greater precision and control. This method requires only tiny incisions, which minimizes pain and risk and increases the likelihood of a fast recovery and positive outcome.

Our Services

  • Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

    Screening for cancer is important because it can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early. Early detection is important because when cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.
  • Chronic Disease Management

    Disease management doctors and medical providers specialize in the prevention and treatment of chronic illness, including diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol problems, as well as acute problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
  • da Vinci Gynecologic Surgery

    If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. da Vinci Hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci™ Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions.
  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Gynecologic oncologists specialize in the medical and surgical care of women with gynecologic cancers, as well as complex benign gynecological conditions.
  • Providence Medical Group

    Providence Medical Group is more than just your primary care doctor. Our network offers you access to cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, brain and spine surgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists, infectious disease doctors, oncologists, endocrinologists, urologists, diabetes experts and chronic disease specialists.
  • Surgery

    At Providence hospitals, patient safety is a top priority. Patients who undergo surgery at Providence hospitals can rest assured, knowing that their surgeons have access to leading-edge technology and equipment. By using advanced techniques, surgeons can make safe, effective treatment plans.

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