surgery & procedures

Our board-certified physicians are trained and prepared to evaluate and support all female health issues and concerns.

Some women may need simple procedures or even surgery to improve their symptoms. For your convenience and comfort, some of our procedures can be completed in our offices, while others will be scheduled in the hospital.

We will guide you through your personalized options and support your decision throughout the process, as well as continue to care for you after recovery.

Before surgery

Leading up to your surgery

  • Eat a clean and healthy diet leading up to your surgery.
  • Ensure you are staying hydrated, drink at least 80-100 ounces of water per day.
  • Make sure you get plenty of rest leading up to your surgery.
  • Make sure you have Ibuprofen and Tylenol on hand. It is a good idea to have Colace, Miralax, and Gas-X as well. These can all be found over the counter. 
  • Do not take any Asprin or NSAID containing medications for 7 days leading up to surgery. (common examples include Excedrin, Alka Seltzer, Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin)
  • Do not take any herbal medicines or supplements for 7 days leading up to surgery.

Night before surgery

  • Do not eat any solid food or liquid you cannot see through after midnight.
  • You may have clear liquids up until 2 hours prior to surgery.

Day of surgery

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Take off any jewelry/piercings.
  • Bring a list of medications you are currently taking, insurance card, ID, and a payment method if needed for co-pay or prescriptions.
  • Do not bring any valuables- you may bring your phone or a book to occupy you while you are waiting. Your belongings will be stored in a labeled bag during the procedure- but they will not be locked. 
  • Ensure you have a responsible adult to drive you home after discharge.

After surgery


  • Ensure you are staying well hydrated. Drink at least 80-100 ounces of water.
  • Get plenty of rest. 
  • Ensure you are not over doing your activity, but it is important to start walking starting the 1st day- even if it is just up and down the hallway.
  • Eat a clean diet with high in fiber. Make sure this includes plenty of lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains.

Pain Management

  • Stay on a strict schedule of 600mg of Ibuprofen every 6 hours and 1000mg of Tylenol every 6-8 hours
  • Stronger pain medications are often prescribed for breakthrough pain
  • Ensure you are taking a stool softener such as Colace and/or MiraLAX while you are taking those stronger pain medications
  • Gas pain can be common after surgery, Gas X can be helpful with this

When to Call

  • Pain is not controlled
  • Bleeding
  • Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fever


In minimally invasive surgery, doctors use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery. In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.

Laparoscopy — surgery done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes and tiny cameras and surgical instruments — was one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery. Another type of minimally invasive surgery is robotic surgery. It provides a magnified, 3D view of the surgical site and helps the surgeon operate with precision, flexibility and control.

Continual innovations in minimally invasive surgery make it beneficial for people with a wide range of conditions. If you need surgery and think you may be a candidate for this approach, talk with your doctor.