Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Tests & Treatments

Offering the most advanced minimally invasive surgery procedures

Jefferson Health Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery is committed to advancing minimally invasive surgery treatment techniques using the latest technology and innovative research. In cases that require open surgery at other hospitals, we have the experience and expertise to utilize minimally invasive approaches personalized for each patient. We are recognized as one of the most advanced centers in the region for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery procedures, including the following:

Endometrial Ablation
A quick, minimally invasive procedure, endometrial ablation destroys the uterine lining to treat heavy or abnormal uterine bleeding.

Excision of Endometriosis
A surgical treatment of endometriosis that involves removing the growths and scar tissues without harming the healthy uterine tissue. Many consider this approach the gold standard in the treatment of endometriosis.

Hysterectomy
If you have symptomatic fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cancer or endometrial hyperplasia, you and your provider may decide that the right treatment for you is a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of the uterus. Our team includes experts in vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies.

Hysteroscopy
A hysteroscopy involves inserting a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted instrument with a camera, through the vagina and cervix to examine the inside of the uterus. We can perform a hysteroscopy in the office or in the operating room as a short, out-patient procedure.

Myomectomy
If you have been diagnosed with symptomatic uterine fibroids, your provider may recommend a myomectomy, a surgical procedure that removes the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact, thus preserving your ability to become pregnant.

Ovarian Cystectomy
The removal of ovarian cysts or tumors to preserve the ovary. Our surgeons take extra care to preserve the ovary for patients with future fertility plans.

Oophorectomy
The surgical removal of one or both ovaries. Depending on your particular situation, your provider will discuss options with you to preserve your future fertility