Baystate’s multidisciplinary team of urogynecology experts experts provide professional and compassionate care for pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) and urinary incontinence.
We specialize in both vaginal and robotic hysterectomy and minimally invasive sling procedures. We also provide the latest treatment options, including Botox therapy for urge incontinence.
If your condition is affecting your quality of life, you can rely on our specially trained surgeons to help. We prioritize your safety and comfort, finding the best treatment for your needs.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY CLOSER TO HOME
Using the latest advances in robotic surgery and urogynecology procedures, our team treats a variety of problems in the urinary and reproductive systems.
Whenever possible we use minimally invasive techniques, which typically require fewer incisions and lead to less pain, faster healing, and shorter downtime.
Many conditions can even be treated in your doctor’s office with no hospital stay. If you do require a hospital stay, you can expect a seamless transition to Baystate Medical Center as well as access to Baystate’s comprehensive patient resources.
Surgical procedures we provide include:
- Vaginal hysterectomy—Our skilled vaginal surgeons are experts in removing the uterus. This technique requires no incision and typically only an overnight stay in the hospital. Vaginal hysterectomy may be an option if you’ve been diagnosed with an enlarged uterus due to fibroids, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis, or cancer.
- Robotic hysterectomy—Sometimes called laparoscopic hysterectomy, this technique may be an option if you are not the best candidate for vaginal hysterectomy.
- Urinary incontinence sling procedures—During a minimally invasive sling procedure, your surgeon uses mesh or your own tissue to make a sling under your urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder). This technique is one of the most effective cures for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), when urine leaks during coughing, exercise, laughing, or sneezing. Sometimes called a bladder sling, this surgery can be done in about 30 minutes and is appropriate for most women.