Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Services
Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery has become the mainstream in operating rooms across the United States. The field of gynecologic surgery is clearly not an exception, as minimally invasive gynecology has gained enormous momentum within the specialty.
Advances in computer technology and laparoscopic instruments have allowed us to offer a minimally invasive approach to a much broader range of patients. The field of gynecologic surgery is proudly included in this medical and surgical marvel.
As of today, many procedures can be successfully done by a minimally invasive approach in most patients including:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
- Myomectomy (removal of the fibroids)
- Treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain
- Radiation Oncology
Treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and hysteroscopy (the visualization of the inside of the uterus), myomectomy (removal of uterine myomas), cervical stenosis, and sacrocolpopexy (treatment of the prolapse of the vagina) and treatment of pelvic pain are among common procedures done using a minimally invasive approach.
In July 2014, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) was designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. As advocates for the advancement of minimally invasive surgery worldwide, COEMIG provides an independent third party assessment to recognize centers that provide the highest quality of care for many of the procedures and conditions outlined above. This designation recognizes the achievements of the physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team within Minimally Invasive Gynecology who work to maintain the highest standards of care, leading to better patient outcomes.
Minimally invasive procedures offered through a COEMIG center must adhere to strict guidelines to receive this designation. While the surgeries and technology are very complex in scope, they routinely lead to better patient outcomes and shorter recovery times – and are often times offered as same-day procedures. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, UMMC’s nationally-recognized experts rigorously review and analyze outcomes data to continuously raise the bar on quality metrics and patient safety. COEMIG centers constantly strive to improve care standards both at home and globally.
General Gynecology Services
Gynecological staff at the University of Maryland provide both routine gynecologic care as well as assistance for a broad range of gynecologic problems facing women.
We emphasize wellness and healthy lifestyles in a caring and attentive atmosphere during annual well-woman evaluations. We believe screening, early detection and treatment and education provide a solid foundation on which you can reach and maintain personal health care goals. In addition, our physicians and nurse providers work collaboratively with other specialties in resolving or managing health problems affecting women; for instance, if you’re having problems with urinary incontinence, the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction offers complete diagnostic evaluation using the most advanced technologies in treating this condition.
Gynecologists provide routine gynecologic care as well as treatment for conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, Menorrhagia (abnormally heavy or prolonged vagina bleeding) and pelvic pain.
Through our Midwifery Program, you can receive routine gynecologic care from adolescence through menopause from specially trained midwives, who have extensive teaching experience and practical expertise.
We offer extensive menopausal care.
From adolescence and young adulthood through the more mature years, we are your resource for women's health needs throughout your lifetime.