Gynecology

Samaritan Medical Center offers a full array of Gynecologic care and women's health care in general. Gynecologic surgery focuses on the health of the female reproductive system, including the uterus, vagina and ovaries. Many Gynecology procedures are also being performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System. Ask your doctor about this surgery option, which boasts minimally invasive techniques.

Common conditions our Gynecologic surgeons treat include:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia)
  • Irregular menstrual periods (metrorrhagia)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dysplasia
  • Vulvar dysplasia

Some of the most common Gynecologic Surgery procedures:

  • Cyrosurgery
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Endometrial ablation (for painful, heavy cycles)
  • Laparoscopic vault suspension (for pelvic prolapse)
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) (removal of the uterus)
  • LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)
  • Myomectomy (removal of fibroid tumors without a hysterectomy)
  • Oophorectomy (removal of one or both ovaries)
  • Ovarian cystectomy (removal of ovarian cysts)
  • Pelvic floor repair
  • Removal of fallopian tubes
  • Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) (for urinary incontinence)
  • Tubal ligation & tubal ligation reversal
  • Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)

Our Gynecologic Surgeons:

Barett, John MD
Cain, Kenya MD

Cohen, Elliott MD
Dodard, Walter DO
Eugene, Pierre, MD
Hawkins, Nanci L. MD
Novak*, Christopher MD
Oliva*, Jonathan, DO
Rakestraw*, Ciara

*denotes military only physician

If you are undergoing any Gynecology surgery or procedure please refer to information about being prepared for surgery. Being preparing for your surgery is vital, understanding Pre-Admission TestingAnesthesia, and Post-Surgery Care is critical to the success of your surgery.

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