Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
The specialized team in Virginia Mason’s Department of Gynecology is focused on treating women’s unique health issues, from pre-teen years through menopause. We provide expert consultation, health care and surgical services to treat a range of conditions, from menstrual disorders and pelvic organ dysfunction to gynecologic cancer.
Our experience using minimally invasive surgery techniques helps women recover faster and with less risk. Virginia Mason’s high-case volumes and board-certified physicians ensure successful treatment with the least invasive approach possible for every patient.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Endometrial ablation
- Hysteroscopic Sterilization (Essure)
- Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Surgery for incontinence
- Vaginal hysterectomy
- Uterine fibroid removal (myomectomy)
Meet our Minimally Invasive Gynecology Team
- Amy Brockmeyer, MD
- Marisa Dahlman, MD, MPH
- Jil Johnson, DO
- Linda Mihalov, MD
- Alan Rothblatt, MD
- Elizabeth Strickland, MD
- Nancy Tipton, MD
- Blair Washington, MD, MHA
Why Choose Virginia Mason for Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Virginia Mason has some of the most experienced surgeons practicing minimally invasive techniques in the region. In 2001, Virginia Mason introduced the precision of robot-assisted surgery. What started as a handful of advanced surgical procedures has grown to more than 70 minimally invasive and robotic-assisted options for patients, with new procedures added each year.
In 2011, 83 percent of hysterectomies performed at Virginia Mason used a minimally invasive approach, more than double the national average. This technique specifically targets the area being treated with small incisions, helping patients recover faster than traditional open surgery. Offering this technology since its inception means that even patients requiring complex gynecologic surgeries can benefit from a less-invasive operation.