For women, a big part of staying healthy is maintaining good gynecological care. At Emanate Health, it's the goal of all our gynecologists and staff that you feel safe and comfortable during your treatment with us.
From routine well-woman exams to minimally invasive gynecological surgery, discover how our award-winning care empowers you to make the best decisions possible for your body and your lifestyle.
Part of maintaining good gynecological health is keeping up with your annual well-woman exams. Your well-woman exam checks on your pelvic health and includes a routine breast exam plus a possible Pap test to screen for cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus).
Minimally invasive gynecological surgery
Some gynecological conditions can cause severe pain or discomfort to the point that surgery is necessary. We're proud to offer minimally invasive gynecological surgery options at Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital, including robotic surgery, that can shorten recovery time and leave little to no scarring.
Minimally invasive surgery can be used to perform a hysterectomy as well as to treat many other gynecological conditions, including:
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Gynecological cancer
- Pelvic prolapse
- Uterine fibroids
Gynecological surgeons specially trained evaluating and treating women who have a wide range of noncancerous (benign) gynecologic conditions, including heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia), irregular menstrual periods (metrorrhagia), pelvic pain, endometriosis and ovarian cysts. MIGS surgeons are trained to perform robotic surgery, laparoscopy, laser-assisted surgeries and vaginal surgeries. Patients benefit by being able to go home the same day.
Robotic excision with CO2 laser for endometriosis
Combining CO2 laser with robotic surgery can allow the surgeon to gently lyse or break up adhesions and excise endometriosis (painful) implants.
In robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, the surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments. The computer station is in the operating room and the surgeon is able to control the robot's movements steadily and precisely.
Hysteroscopy (truclear) polypectomy
Hysteroscopic polypectomy is a minimally invasive gynecological procedure (MIGS) in which a small fiber-optic camera is gently placed inside the uterine cavity. The patient may be awake for the procedure and a small forceps instrument is used to gently pull out polyps to help decrease bleeding and increase fertility.
Awards and special designations
Since 2014, Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Surgical Review Corporation. We're extremely proud to see our robotic surgery team recognized for its excellent record of performing safe and superior gynecological procedures.
Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital was also honored with an Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award by the consumer rating service Healthgrades.