Hospital Procedures


A laparoscopic procedure utilizes a thin, lighted camera to look inside the abdomen and pelvis through tiny abdominal incisions. This technique is used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain gynecologic conditions, such as pelvic pain, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. A laparoscope is also utilized to accomplish minimally-invasive gynecologic surgeries.

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A hysteroscopy is performed by inserting a thin, lighted camera through the vagina and into the uterus to assess the uterine cavity. This technique is used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain gynecologic conditions, such as endometrial polyps, hyperplasia, post-menopausal bleeding and abnormal uterine bleeding.

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Dilation & Curretage

Dilation & Curretage (D&C) is common procedure most often performed when irregular, heavy and/or post-menopausal bleeding is present. It can also be used to clean the uterine lining after an incomplete miscarriage. This procedure involves dilating the cervix and using a curette to remove endometrial (uterine lining) tissue for examination by a pathologist to help diagnose the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. Additionally, uterine polyps and small fibroids that extend into the uterine cavity can be removed during a D&C.

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da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

McDaniel & Durrett, PC is now utilizing the most advanced technology available today to perform gynecologic surgery. Robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System offers a less invasive approach to surgery with greater precision and fewer complications than traditional open surgery. Patients typically experience less pain and a quicker recovery. Procedures that can be performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System include hysterectomy, myomectomy and sacrocolpopexy (surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse). Our providers will recommend and discuss the appropriate surgical procedures for your condition after a thorough consultation.

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A hysterectomy involves removal of the uterus to treat certain gynecologic conditions, including fibroid tumors, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse and the presence of gynecologic cancer. A hysterectomy may or may not involve removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries. There are many ways to perform a hysterectomy.

  • An abdominal hysterectomy involves removal of the uterus through a 5-7 inch incision across the lower abdomen.

  • A vaginal hysterectomy involves removal of the uterus via an incision in the vagina.

  • A total laparoscopic hysterectomy allows the surgeon to view your pelvic organs with a laparoscope (thin, lighted camera) and remove the uterus and cervix in small pieces through 3-4 tiny incisions on the abdomen.

  • A laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy preserves the cervix, possibly reducing the risk of pelvic organ prolapse and preserving sexual function.

  • A Robotic-assisted hysterectomy utilizes the latest technology to perform a minimally- invasive hysterectomy for more complex surgical procedures. Our providers are trained in using the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries.

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A myomectomy involves removal of fibroid tumors that may be present in or around the uterus in order to preserve the uterus. This can be accomplished using several surgical techniques, such as via abdominal surgery or utilizing a laparoscope or hysteroscope. The type of myomectomy performed depends upon the type, size and location of the fibroids to be removed.

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Prolapse Repair

Prolapse repair surgery addresses problems associated with pelvic organ prolapse. An anterior repair is performed when a cystocele (bladder prolapse) is present. A posterior repair is performed when a rectocele (rectal prolapse) is present. Anterior and posterior repairs involve suturing of the vaginal wall tissues to reduce the prolapse, and a soft mesh support may or may not be inserted at that time to give additional support to the vaginal walls.

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Sling Procedure (TVT)

A minimally-invasive sling procedure is an effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence related to a weakened pelvic floor. This is an outpatient procedure where the surgeon places a thin piece of soft, flexible mesh under the urethra. The mesh acts like a supportive sling, allowing the urethra to stay closed when appropriate to prevent involuntary loss of urine.

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