Both Dr. Kathleen Paulson and Dr. Mark Pickhardt perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The primary goal of minimally invasive surgery is to avoid making a large surgical incision. Also called laparoscopic surgery, this type of surgery involves using long pencil thin instruments to perform surgery with a camera.
In addition to smaller incision sites, there are many other benefits to this type of surgery. There is a shorter hospital stay following the surgery, and most patients have a faster recovery. Patients typically report having less pain. There is less scarring and fewer complications following the surgery.
Our physicians have privileges and operate at both Washington Regional Medical Center and North Hills Surgery Center.