Minimally invasive procedures available include:
Minimally invasive outpatient procedures, including TVT (Tension-free Vaginal Tape) and Interstim therapy, alleviate urinary incontinence are available right here in Winona. Procedures are done under local anesthesia allowing for rapid recovery.
Scott Birdsall, MD, notes, “Uncontrollable urinary loss affects almost a third of all women, and two out of three of them say that their quality of life is significantly diminished. In most cases, we can provide relief.”
Laparoscopic hysterectomy (either with or without the removal of the cervix) allows the physician to safety evaluate the pelvic area through small abdominal incisions when there is a suspicion of unusual pelvic anatomy. This surgery still allows most patients to be discharged from the hospital the day after surgery.
Other Obstetrics/Gynecology surgical services:
Winona Health highly skilled surgeons preform a variety of procedures in our surgical center using the latest technology.
- Abdominal hysterectomy
- Cesarean section
- Dialation and curettage (D & C)
- Endrometrial ablation
- Hysteroscopy (diagnosis and treatment of bleeding, polyps and fibroids)
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Laparoscopy (diagnosis and treatment of infertility, pain, pelvic mares and sterilization)
- Repair of pelvic prolapse problems
- Treatment of cervical pre cancer
- Vaginal hysterectomy
For more information:
Women’s Health Center
Winona Health, Clinic 3rd floor
855 Mankato Avenue • Winona, MN 55987
7:45 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday