Ambulatory Surgery Center
Surgery is often viewed as the last option for correcting health care problems. When medically necessary, VPFW physicians have the luxury of performing surgical procedures in our own state-of-the-art ambulatory Surgery Center or at four of the leading area hospitals. On average, our entire surgical process takes a little more than 90 minutes from check-in to discharge. This is half of what you’d expect in a hospital, and it eliminates exposure to sick patients and unnecessary costs. Additionally, our Ambulatory Surgery Center offers much lower costs than at a hospital, especially for those with higher-deductible insurance. Most of the surgical procedures listed below may be performed in our Surgery Center depending upon the physical condition of the patient, the specific type of surgery required and the patient’s insurance carrier.
- Cervical conization
- Endometrial Ablation: Thermachoice Balloon
- Excision of Bartholin’s Gland
- Laparoscopic procedures; including tubal ligations
- Urethral Slings
- Surgery Center Forms
- Minerva: Fastest Endometrial Ablatian Procedure
Additional Surgeries Offered in the Hospital Setting: da Vinci
VPFW is one of the first gynecological practices to offer the availability of da Vinci laparoscopic surgery for our patients.
The da Vinci system is a highly advanced surgical apparatus that allows for the performance of complex surgeries through very small surgical incisions. These minimally invasive procedures also result in less inpatient time in the hospital, less blood loss, less pain, less scarring and faster recovery times. For example, the average time in the hospital for a hysterectomy performed with da Vinci is 1 day compared to 3 days with a standard surgical procedure. Furthermore, the recovery time for a hysterectomy is shortened by weeks with a da Vinci procedure.
Common procedures performed with the da Vinci system include hysterectomies, myomectomies (removal of fibroid tumors from the uterus), oophorectomies (removal of the ovaries) and cystectomies (removal of cysts from the ovaries). More information on da Vinci surgery can be found at www.davincisurgery.com.
da Vinci procedures are currently being performed at most area hospitals.