There will be times when you are faced with needing a surgical procedure. Not to worry. There are many minimally invasive techniques to treat a range of problems.
There will be times when you are faced with needing a surgical procedure. Not to worry. There are many minimally invasive techniques to treat a range of problems. Dr. Plucknett will be able to perform procedures with the most modern techniques and equipment, which may allow you as the patient to have a faster recovery and a lower risks for complications. Dr. Plucknett performs surgeries each week, as part of her practice. These surgical procedures can be done through the Regional Hospital location and it’s affiliate in Scranton.
Minor Procedures or Same Day Surgeries (which may also be scheduled in the office);
D & C Hysteroscopy– this procedure is done to evaluate and treat benign conditions such as polyps, abnormal menses and fibroids. A thin telescope is used for this procedure.
Endometrial Ablation this procedure is for the treatment of unusually heavy menses.
Cystoscopy– this procedure is a telescopic evaluation of the bladder.
Pubovaginal Sling– this procedure is for the treatment of urinary leakage which is caused by sneezing, coughing, and general physical activity.
Permanent Contraception– tubal occlusion procedures which can be performed in office. More traditional tubal ligation procedures are typically performed as an outpatient procedure.
Laparoscopy– this procedure is to evaluate pain and to remove cysts and is undertaken with the use of a telescope inserted through the belly button. This procedure is helpful for evaluation of ovarian cysts, pelvic pain and endometriosis.
Major Procedures (with minimal hospital time)
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy– this procedure is for the removal of the uterus, either through the traditional method or with the use of a robot.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy– this procedure is for the removal of problematic fibroids.
Repair of Pelvic Prolapse– (dropped bladder or uterus)- this procedure can either be performed with the aid of laparoscopy or through the vagina.
Vaginal Surgeries – this procedure is done to repair vaginal wall hernias that contribute to a dropped bladder and dropped rectum. It involves the placement of a vaginal wall “mesh”.