Robot can assist in gynecological surgery
The da Vinci Si is employed in many gynecological surgeries at Bay Area Hospital. Robotic-assisted procedures include:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy (removal of one or both ovaries)
- 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
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. Laurie Hamilton
Laurie L. Hamilton, DO, completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University in 1982 and graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. She subsequently completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Hamilton is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is the obstetrics and gynecology chair at Bay Area Hospital and chairs the board of directors for Western Oregon Advanced Health, the organization that manages the Oregon Health Plan in Coos County. She was the first physician at Bay Area Hospital to perform gynecological surgery using the da Vinci Si Surgical System.
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