Gynecological care is a vital component of a woman's health. Gynecology treats many women's health, including gynecologic cancer care, gynecologic surgery, urogynecology and yearly well-woman exams. From your first visit to the gynecologist to menopause management and beyond, the Rose Women’s Hospital team is here to help you feel at ease with your treatment, appointment or service.
Uterine fibroids are a commonly occurring, often noncancerous growth (or tumor) that develops in the muscular wall of the uterus. Rose Women’s Hospital provides a full range of treatments for uterine fibroids. Our providers work with you to create a treatment plan unique to your needs.
There are different types of symptoms women can experience if they have fibroid tumors, including:
- Enlarged abdomen
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Urinary incontinence or constipation
Many women start with conservative fibroid treatments, such as watchful waiting and/or medications to reduce inflammation. Your gynecologist will create a plan for monitoring and a schedule of medications. If you need more aggressive treatment, our gynecologists are experienced in performing minimally invasive surgeries, which allow our doctors to perform these procedures through several tiny incisions instead of one larger one. This helps to reduce blood loss, minimize complications, lessen pain, reduce scarring and get you back to normal activity faster.
Fibroid surgeons at Rose are specialists in the most advanced treatment options, including:
- Advanced hysteroscopic and laparoscopic/robotic fibroid surgery — Removes fibroids or the uterus
- Hysterectomy — Surgery removing the uterus
- Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Lap-RFA) procedure — A new minimally invasive, same-day (outpatient) therapy for fibroids using radiofrequency ablation
- Myomectomy — Surgery removing the fibroids
- Uterine artery embolization in collaboration with interventional radiology colleagues
- vNOTES (vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) — An advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery combining the benefits of the laparoscopic and vaginal approaches to gynecologic surgery
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Interventional radiology treatments
Rose Women’s Hospital also provides interventional radiology (IR) treatment options for uterine fibroids. These treatments are less invasive than surgery and are performed by a highly skilled team of interventional radiologists.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an IR procedure blocking blood flow the fibroid, causing it to shrink and die, leaving the rest of the uterus healthy. UFE generally involves less post-treatment hormone therapy than a hysterectomy.
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Gynecologic cancer care
A diagnosis of gynecologic cancer — which includes cervical, ovarian, uterine and vulvar cancers — can feel daunting, but information, support and open communication can help. Along with advanced diagnostic and treatment options, that is what we offer through the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Rose Medical Center. Here, our team of women's cancer experts will walk with you through this journey.
Minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgery
Robotic–assisted surgery is an innovative type of minimally invasive surgery, that allows skilled surgeons to perform advanced procedures with the enhanced precision. At Rose Women’s Hospital, our physicians use this and other laparoscopic technologies to perform many types of gynecologic surgery including:
- Colpopexy: Repairs the vagina by suturing the vagina to the abdominal wall
- Excision of endometriosis: Uses extreme heat to destroy or remove endometrial growths and scar tissue
- Hysterectomy: Removes the uterus, sometimes to treat cancer
- Myomectomy: Removes uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cystectomy: Removes an ovarian cyst
- Sacrocolpopexy: Treats vaginal and uterine prolapse by using a piece of mesh to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position
- Salpingo–oophorectomy: Removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes
- Tubal ligation: Closes the fallopian tubes as a sterilization procedure
The benefits of experience
The robotic surgery team at Rose has extensive experience with robotic-assisted surgery, and is one of the highest volume gynecologic robotic programs in Colorado. This experience can offer many benefits to our patients such as:
- Lower operative time
- Less time in hospital
- Lower estimated blood loss1
- Lower complication rates2
Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program Highlights
robotic procedures performed.
of patients go home within one day, most the same day.
9 of 10
hysterectomy procedures in 2021 were minimally invasive, and most were robotic.
robotic hysterectomies performed at Rose each year.
Less than 1 in 10
robotic hysterectomy patients require blood transfusion.
1JSLS (2014)18:174 –181
2MAY 2017 American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Your gynecological health is an important part of your overall health. With our full-spectrum of gynecology services, we partner with you to ensure your total health and wellness.Learn about Gynecology
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