• Center for Advanced Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery


    We provide advanced, minimally invasive gynecological surgery with less scarring, and shorter recovery time for women of all ages.

    To make an appointment call (415) 379-2970.

Center for Advanced Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery


At Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, we provide access to the most advanced minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgical treatments with the highest quality of care for complex gynecologic cases. We specialize in endometriosis surgery for women who are having trouble becoming pregnant.

Comprehensive Gynecological Care

Women need gynecological care during puberty, child bearing years, and menopause. Our dedicated physicians and surgeons can provide ongoing health and wellness care options that are personally designed for you. We treat a wide range of GYN conditions with modern and advanced surgical procedures, such as:

  • Advance gynecological surgery for excision of endometriosis, which is the removal of endometriotic tissue
  • Alternatives to hysterectomy
  • Treatment of infertility
  • Treatment of common menstruation disorders

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Experienced Surgeons

When lifestyle change or medications do not ease your GYN symptoms, or if you are having trouble getting pregnant, you can consult our team of specialists. We are one of the few centers that has doctors who specialize in mini/micro laparoscopic surgery which means you may recover faster.

These surgeons:

  • Have not only mastered mini/micro laparoscopic gynecological surgery, but they are also pioneers in this specialty.
  • Have performed more than 2,000 complex cases using this technique.
  • Specialize in robotic GYN surgery, which means there are smaller incisions, less scarring, less blood loss and less post-operative pain which may improve recovery time.

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About Endometriosis

One in 10 women in the US may suffer from endometriosis. It’s a painful condition that can have a huge impact on a women’s quality of life. It can be difficult to diagnose since its symptoms are similar to other illnesses.  As a result, doctors can misdiagnose this disease for a number of years before getting the correct diagnoses and treatment.1

Our team of experts specialize in endometriosis which is a condition that commonly involves the female reproductive system, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, uterine surface, pelvic area, and small intestines.

The tissue (endometrium) that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus and continues to thicken, breakdown and shed with each menstrual cycle. Unlike the menstrual tissues that form monthly inside the uterus and expelled during the monthly period, this endometrial tissue has no exit and can irritate, form adhesions, and damage surrounding healthy tissues. 

Saint Francis has the resources and expertise to help treat this painful condition.  Learn more about endometriosis and get information about our treatment options. 

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Conditions We Treat

  • Abnormal bleeding and Menstrual Problems
  • Adenomyosis and other Uterine Diseases
  • Asherman’s syndrome
  • Cervix Disorders
  • Dyspareunia
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrial Polyps or Hyperplasia
  • Endometriosis including Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis
  • Fibromyomas (Fibroids)
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities and cervix dysplasia
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Post-Menopausal Problems
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Uterine anomalies and septums
  • Vulvar disorders

Procedures We Use

After diagnosis, we work closely with you to determine the best procedure to treat your condition. Our surgeons treat a number of conditions, using minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our goal is to eliminate the pain you may have been suffering with so that you can get back to living your best life.

By performing minimally invasive robotic surgery whenever possible, you also may spend less time in the hospital. 

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Destruction or Excision of Endometriosis Lesions
  • Diagnostic or operative hysteroscopy 
  • Dilation and Curettage with Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Polyp Surgery
  • Infertility Evaluation and Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy or Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy with Robotic Assistance
  • Mini/microlaparoscopy for endometriosis excision, Ovarian Cystectomy, Salpingectomy, or Hysterectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Endometriosis Excision With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Our surgeons also use the da Vinci® robotic technology system to perform:

  • Excision Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy
In addition, our surgeons perform mini/micro laparoscopic gynecological surgery, sometimes referred to as needlescopy surgery.  This procedure uses extremely small surgical instruments less than 3 mm in size and creates incisions approximately 1/10 inch (2.3mm) in size.

The following surgical procedures, are performed using mini/micro laparoscopic gynecological surgery:
  • Diagnostic laproscopy and Lysis of Adhesions
  • Excision of Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy
  • Tubal ligation and Salpingectomy

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To learn more about our Gynecology services, or to make an appointment, call (415) 379-2970.