Gynecologic surgery can provide potentially life-saving treatment for women experiencing chronic pain, reproductive challenges, or abnormal bleeding. At Women’s Specialty Care SC, with offices in Grayslake and Lake Forest, Illinois, the team led by Karen Mass, MD, FACOG, and Leslie Rubeck, CNM, perform a wide range of gynecologic procedures with minimal incisions. Dr. Mass is an experienced gynecologic surgeon with privileges at Northwestern Lake Forest, Grayslake, and NorthShore Highland Park hospitals. Call Women’s Specialty Care SC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Gynecologic surgery refers to procedures that affect the pelvis and reproductive organs in women. These structures include the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, and vulva. Seeking gynecologic surgery from a trained women’s health professional can result in better outcomes for your pelvic and reproductive health.
The Women’s Specialty Care SC team has an experienced gynecologic surgeon on staff with privileges at Northwestern Lake Forest, Grayslake, and NorthShore Highland Park hospitals. With unparalleled experience and cutting-edge technology, the team can perform gynecologic surgery without damaging your surrounding tissues or structures.
Some of the most common types of gynecologic surgery that the team performs include:
A hysterectomy is a procedure that removes the uterus. Depending on your condition, the team may remove your entire uterus or a small portion. The team uses minimally invasive techniques to perform hysterectomy procedures through small incisions.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that form in the walls of the uterus. Many women experience uterine fibroids during their childbearing years. While most of these growths cause no symptoms at all, they can be uncomfortable if they grow too large.
A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the team to see inside your uterus. The team may recommend a hysteroscopy to diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. During this procedure, they may also perform surgery to treat your condition.
Hysteroscopic endometrial ablation removes the outer lining of the uterus to treat endometriosis and heavy menstrual bleeding. The team may perform this minimally invasive procedure if you frequently experience intense pelvic pain, heavy periods, and other uncomfortable symptoms of endometriosis.
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery typically results in better outcomes than traditional open surgery. Benefits of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery include:
Most minimally invasive procedures also result in less scarring than open surgery.
Call Women’s Specialty Care SC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about gynecologic surgery.