VIDEO | Postpartum Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Sometimes in obstetric emergencies, a hysterectomy is needed after the baby is born. Usually that happens at the time of a cesarean, but this patient needed a hysterectomy following a vaginal delivery. This was the first time laparoscopy had ever been used to perform a hysterectomy right after delivery, and we published the case in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
VIDEO | Total laparoscopic hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and bowel resection using a "dental floss dunk" technique
This is an example of a patient who had a hysterectomy and the ovaries removed for advanced endometriosis. The disease had invaded her rectum and a small portion of the intestine needed to be removed to get rid of all the endometriosis.
VIDEO | Laparoscopic myomectomy for an incarcerated fibroid
Sometimes fibroids can grow to be quite large and, in this case, the location caused it to prevent urine from passing from the kidney to the bladder and also obstructed her rectum, causing nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.
VIDEO | "Hidden ovary" in difficult laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
This was a unique situation where this young woman's pelvic organs didn't form normally and she needed to have her uterus removed and vagina reconstructed at an early age. Her ovaries were enlarged and scarred from endometriosis, making difficult to even find one of them.
VIDEO | Removal of a cesarean scar ectopic and hysterotomy revision
In very rare cases, a pregnancy can implant in places it's not supposed to, known as an ectopic pregnancy. In this case, the pregnancy started growing in her cesarean scar. The condition was treated with medicine, but we needed to go in and remove the old pregnancy tissue and revise her cesarean scar to prevent this from happening again.
VIDEO | Laparoscopic repair of an amnioperitoneal fistula
UNC is one of only a few centers around the world that does in utero surgeries for certain conditions. The surgery is performed similar to a cesarean--the baby is delivered from the uterus, the problem is corrected, and the baby is then put back into the uterus to continue growing until it's time for delivery. In this case, the incision that was used to deliver the baby was leaking amniotic fluid and had to be closed back together while the patient was still pregnant.
VIDEO | Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy for a dermoid cyst at 26 weeks gestation
This patient had a large benign cyst diagnosed at the beginning of her third trimester. Laparoscopic surgery can be safely accomplished during pregnancy, but it becomes increasingly difficult the larger the baby and uterus grow. In this case, we were able to remove her cyst at her advanced gestation with laparoscopy and without rupturing (breaking) the cyst.
VIDEO | Laparoscopic presacral neurectomy
This is not a very common procedure, but occasionally when a woman has pain associated with the uterus and hysterectomy isn't appropriate, we perform an operation that interrupts the nerves that carry pain signals from the uterus to the spinal cord.
VIDEO | Laparoscopic Cerclarge and Myomectomy
The patient presented here underwent laparoscopic myomectomy for fibroids that were contributing to her heavy bleeding. She also had a history of recurrent pregnancy loss due to cervical insufficiency and thus underwent concomitant cerclage placement.
APPOINTMENT | Siedhoff to National Fellowship Board
Dr. Matt Siedhoff has been appointed to the Board of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcome a new faculty member, Dr. Lauren Schiff.
Gynecologic Services Expand at UNC Hillsborough Medical Campus
Effective March 1, 2015, UNC Women’s Care expanded services at our Hillsborough practice.
UNC-TV | Mystery of Fibroids Explained
Dr. Wanda Nicholson appeared on UNC-TV's Black Issues Forum to discuss what she and other researchers are doing to uncover why millions of women of color are plagued by uterine fibroids.
Top Gynecologists Oppose FDA Ruling on Minimally Invasive Procedures for Uterine Fibroids
Two UNC physicians have joined other leading experts across the country in asking the Food and Drug Administration to rescind or revise its decision.
UNC Health Care and Triangle-area women participate in national registry to improve treatment of uterine fibroids
UNC-Chapel Hill is one of nine sites across the nation participating in this national, first-of-its kind, registry.
NEW FACULTY | UNC MIGS welcomes new Division Director
Erin Carey, MD, MSCR, became the new Division Director of UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery on March 14, 2016
WRAL-TV | New UNC study seeks best fibroid treatment for ailing women
WRAL-TV's Dr. Allen Mask profiled UNC's Compare-UF study on women and fibroids.
Dr. Janelle Moulder blogs about endometrial ablation research
Her recent research was published in Current Opinions in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
NEW FACULTY | Dr. Janelle Moulder joins MIGS as assistant professor
Dr. Moulder recently completed her fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at UNC.
UNC OB-GYN announces 2016 Star Heels awards
Seven outstanding employees received the honor.