Surgical Procedures:

Laparoscopy:  is a surgical procedure in which a thin telescope in placed into the abdominal cavity. Tubal sterilization, ovarian cyst removal, endometriosis treatment, and hysterectomy procedures are examples of procedures using this technique. A laparoscopy is also used to help diagnose problems.

Advanced laparoscopy:  laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, laparosopic hysterectomy, myomectomy and ovarian procedures.

Hysteroscopy is also a telescope procedure which is placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity. It can be used as a diagnostic tool as well as removing polyps, fibroid tumors, endometrial ablations and tubal sterilization (Essure).

Hysterectomy: Total hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix.
Subtotal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus without the cervix.
Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingoophorectomy is the removal of the uterus, tubes and ovaries.

"I have had major issues with my periods since I was a teenager. Even with birth control I experienced heavy bleeding and severe cramping, so much so that it kept me from living my life during those first few days. The only times I had relief was when I became pregnant and while nursing my two kids. Once my periods were back in full swing I was at my ropes end and considering a hysterectomy. That is when my Dr. suggested the Novasure procedure. I decided to go ahead with the procedure and I am ecstatic that I did. The results are amazing and I am now free to live my life without the worry of an “accident” or the onslaught of pain. The Novasure was the best alternative procedure for me and I am happy I did it.
Thank you so much!!!"
Michelle C.

"Having the Novasure procedure has changed my life. I went from having such heavy flow that I found it difficult to leave the house to absolutely no flow at all!
Having the procedure in the doctor's office was wonderful. I was in and out without a lot of paperwork and I felt the environment was more personal.
There was some pain and down time involved but it was so worth the result."
Sincerely, Nancy K

Endometrial Ablation: is a procedure performed to eliminate or greatly reduce menstrual bleeding. There is the NovaSure method which uses heat. It is a minimally invasive procedure that destroy the uterine lining. (

Essure provides permanent birth control by obstructing the fallopian tubes without any abdominal incisions. Tiny coils are places into the tubes with the aide of a hysteroscope and permanent scar tissue then builds up around the coils to prevent pregnancy.

Endometrial biopsy is when tissue is scraped from the endocervical canal or endometrial wall with a curette to get tissue samplings.

Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a kind of binocular microscope that looks for discharge, inflammation, ulceration, or lesions in the vagina and cervix.

Salpingectomy involves an incision of the abdomen to remove part or all of the fallopian tubes on one or both sides.

Oophorectomy involves an incision of the abdomen to remove all or part of one or both ovaries.

LEEP is a loop electrode excision procedure that uses a hot cautery wire with an electrical cutting current to obtain a specimen for diagnosis.

Monarc sling operation is when synthetic material or fascia from the rectus abdominus muscle is used as support to eliminate stress incontinence.

Myomectomy is the excision of fibroid tumors of the uterus.

Abdominal Surgery:  Treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian issues and hysterectomy if not able to be done in minimally invasive fashion.

Vaginal surgery:  treatment of prolapsed, vaginal hysterectomy, Sacrospinous Fault Fixation, bladder issues and Monarc sling procedures

Dr. Hutchison talks about the Swedish Robotic Assisted Surgical Program: