Physicians at Capital Health perform a number of minimally invasive surgical procedures for women including hysterectomy and treatment for uterine fibroids and chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse and endometriosis. These surgeries are generally accomplished with incisions less than a half-inch in diameter, and sometimes with the aid of the da Vinci surgical robot. Most patients are able to leave the hospital on the day of their procedure.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery for women can include smaller incisions, less blood loss, decreased scarring, fewer surgical complications, faster recovery and shorter hospital stay.
In 2012, Capital Health became the first hospital in New Jersey to achieve status as a GYN Center of Excellence from the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). The AIMIS is the nation’s pre-eminent educator of advanced surgical techniques for women’s health specialists. To become a Center of Excellence, Capital Health had to submit to AIMIS data about MIS surgical volumes and outcomes, meet AIMIS benchmarks and undergo both a clinical review and site visit.
Capital Health currently performs most of its gynecological surgeries at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell.