There is no need to delay treatment when you can receive world-class care at Baptist Health Paducah’s Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG). Baptist is one of 170 hospitals worldwide to receive the prestigious designation by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists™ and the Surgical Review Corp.
Baptist offers several minimally invasive gynecology surgery options, ranging from pelvic organ prolapse repair to hysterectomy. The COEMIG seal assures women that we are committed to excellence in minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care, including:
- Safest, highest-quality surgical care.
- Faster recovery time and less scarring.
See your doctor
The first step is to make an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain.
It is estimated 10 to 20 percent of reproductive-age women in the U.S. suffer from endometriosis, when the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. A gynecologist can determine if your chronic pelvic pain is caused by endometriosis.
Other conditions, ranging from incontinence to cancer, may require surgical treatment; but many gynecological procedures no longer require a large abdominal incision or long hospital stays.
Pelvic organ prolapse, the drooping of pelvic organs, happens to about one-third of all women. Common causes include pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, respiratory problems with a chronic cough and hysterectomy.
Robotic surgery can repair pelvic organ prolapse, using soft synthetic mesh to support pelvic organs that have slipped out of their normal positions. The minimally invasive surgery generally takes only one to two hours.
Women experience incontinence – the accidental release of urine – twice as often as men. It can be caused by childbirth, weight gain or other conditions that stretch the pelvic muscles, and can occur from sneezing, laughing and coughing. Surgery is often the best treatment.
Outpatient procedures for incontinence include a “sling” procedure with small incisions to lift the urethra back into a normal position.
Hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, may be necessary to treat a variety of conditions, including non-cancerous and cancerous tumors.
Baptist Health Paducah became the first hospital in the region to implement the da Vinci Surgical System for hysterectomies, ovarian cysts and other abdominal problems. It allows women to go back to work much quicker than the traditional abdominal hysterectomy – often in two weeks, compared to six weeks.
Talk to our nurses
If you have a question about different surgical options at our Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecology, ask our nurses at Baptist Health Line 24 hours a day at 270.575.2918.
– Blair Tolar, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist