What Gynecologic surgeries do you offer?
Dr. Apel and Smith perform a variety of minor gynecologic procedures including diagnostic hysteroscopy; operative hysteroscopic myomectomy (removal of fibroids) and polypectomy (removal of endometrial polyps); Novasure 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. Dr. Apel and Smith are well trained in vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH), and 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 prefer to do hysteroscopy and endometrial ablations at the hospital or surgicenter at this time. 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
- Novasure or Minerva Endometrial Ablation
- Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
- Operative Hysteroscopy for removal of fibroids and endometrial polyps
- Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation and Salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes)
- LEEP Procedure
- Cold Knife Cone Procedure