Marshall Medical gives you every advantage when you're welcoming that newest addition to your family.
The benefits start with having excellent physicians conveniently located at both North and South campuses. And they continue with our focus on the personal touch during pregnancy and birth, combined with the latest expertise and technology. Add the convenience of Marshall North or the Women's Center at Marshall South, and you get a complete picture of caring for your OB/GYN needs. When you're expecting, expect the best from Marshall Medical. You can count on us to deliver the best possible experience.
Marshall Medical now offers several advanced minimally-invasive procedures for women.
Marshall Medical offers several minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional hysterectomy that might be right for you. Thanks to advanced surgical techniques and special instruments, they offer the advantage of a short or even no hospital stay. And they minimize recovery time while reducing the risk of complications. These procedures include Endometrial Ablation, Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy LAVH) and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH). Since not every procedure is right for every woman, ask your Marshall Medical physician to explain the best option for your specific situation.
This procedure provides an effective outpatient alternative to having a hysterectomy, while avoiding the potential side effects and long-term risks of hormone therapy. This is an option for women who have completed childbearing when heavy, prolonged vaginal bleeding has not responded to other types of treatment. The procedure involves the use of a lighted viewing instrument, called a hysteroscope, as well as other instruments to destroy (or ablate) the lining of the uterus. It is a quick, simple procedure requiring no incisions and can be performed in an outpatient setting. Typically, the recovery period ranges from a few days to two weeks.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
A total hysterectomy can relieve pelvic pain or bleeding disorders that haven't been controlled by other treatments. Under the view of the laparoscope, the surgeon uses special tools inserted through dime-sized incisions at the top of the vagina. Both the uterus as well as the cervix are removed through this vaginal incision. The hospital stay is typically brief — 1 to 3 days — and recovery is quick and easy — about 4 weeks.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)
In this procedure, a surgeon separates the uterus from the body and removes it — using only laparoscopic tools — and leaves the cervix intact. In the absence of cancer, this "cervix-sparing" surgery may also reduce the risk of bladder damage. The hospital stay and recovery time is similar to that of the LAVH procedure.