Surgical Procedures

What Gynecologic surgeries do you offer?

Drs. Apel, Hodges, and Smith perform a variety of  minor gynecologic procedures including diagnostic  hysteroscopy; operative hysteroscopic myomectomy (removal of fibroids) and polypectomy (removal of endometrial polyps);  Endometrial Ablation;  LEEP and cold knife cone procedures of the cervix, dilation and curettage or D&C, hymenectomy, and labioplasty.

We also perform laparoscopic evaluation of pain or abnormalities;  laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and tubal pregnancy;  laparoscopic tubal ligation or salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes).

We also perform hysterectomies and strive to complete all procedures through minimally invasive techniques.   All our doctors are well trained in  laparoscopic hysterectomies.  Dr. Apel is trained and credentialed in the Da Vinci Robotic surgery but is not currently offering this service.  We also perform hysterectomy with an abdominal or open incision if you are not a candidate for one of these more minimally invasive procedures.

Do you do procedures in your office?

We now offer hysteroscopy in our office! Some patients, however, may still be best suited for  hysteroscopy  in the surgicenter.  We do endometrial biopsies and colposcopic evaluations of the cervix at our office.  We offer Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, or Paragard IUD placement.  Our providers are Nexplanon certified for insertion and removal.


Our common surgical procedures include:

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Hysterectomy including vaginal, laparoscopic, and abdominal/open approach
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy for removal of fibroids and endometrial polyps
  • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation and Salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes)
  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Cold Knife Cone Procedure