For many women, the pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follow traditional gynecologic surgery can cause significant anxiety.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center’s urogynecologists specialize in minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgical procedures. This approach allows our physicians high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view, translating the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Minimally invasive surgery is ideal for a variety of conditions, including excessive bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, hysterectomies, cancer, and pre-cancer.
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. This procedure may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including painful uterine fibroids, a prolapsed uterus, cancer of the pelvic region, or endometriosis. A hysterectomy is often a last-resort option, after other treatment options have not been successful. Depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, either a portion of the uterus will be removed, or it will be removed entirely.
At MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, our gynecologists are fellowship trained in performing minimally invasive hysterectomies, so you are back on your feet faster, pain-free.
Some patients need pelvic reconstruction surgery after a previous surgery to correct a urogynecologic condition. Perhaps you had surgery for cancer in the pelvic region or needed major surgery for another reason. In any case, if you are experiencing symptoms such as urinary incontinence or pelvic pain, you may be a candidate for pelvic reconstructive surgery. Our urogynecologists have vast experience performing these procedures using minimally invasive approaches.
Common pelvic procedures include:
- Cystocele repair tightens the tissue that separates the bladder and vagina.
- Rectocele repair tightens the tissue that separates the rectum and vagina.
MedStar Health offers diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids. Fibroids, which are non-cancerous growths in the uterus, are made of muscle and can develop within the uterine wall or attach to it. Fibroids usually start out about the size of a pea and often grow when women are in their 30s and 40s.
For many years, the most common form of treatment for fibroids was a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus); however, recent advances in medical technology and surgical techniques have led to the development of less invasive treatments that allow a woman to keep her uterus.
To schedule an appointment, please call 443- 777-7608 or use the buttons below.
National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Fax: 443- 777-7618
Peter O’Hare III, MD:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In addition, our physicians see patients in Bel Air at the following location:
Peter O’Hare III, MD
MedStar Women’s Care Ob/Gyn at Bel Air
12 Plumtree Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
Our Center is part of the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center