Robot can assist in gynecological surgery

The da Vinci Xi is employed in many gynecological surgeries at Bay Area Hospital. Robotic-assisted procedures include:

  • Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Removal of ovarian cysts
  • Sacral colpopexy (correction of a vaginal prolapse)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis (a disorder in which the tissue lining the uterus grows outside the uterus)
This is not a complete list of available robotic-assisted surgeries. Consult your physician to learn whether robotic surgery is the right option for you.

Dr. Stephan L. Groth

Dr.Stephan L.Groth

Stephan J. Groth, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, with a specific interest in pelvic reconstructive and urogynecology procedures.

Dr. Groth graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Life Sciences in 1989. He received his medical degree in 1993 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, in 1997. He practiced in Sharpsville, Penn., before joining Bay Clinic in 2000.

He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Hope Vermaire

Dr. Laurie Hamilton

Dr. Hope Vermaire was born and raised lakeside in West Michigan and trained at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Detroit, MI area. 

She left the mitten state for Coos Bay, OR on a mission to live near the ocean and escape the snow.   She is passionate about women’s health and has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, family planning, and community education. 


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