At Johns Hopkins, our experts specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, to treat a range of gynecologic conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Unlike traditional, open surgical methods, minimally invasive surgery is performed using small, precise incisions and thus is a safer alternative with many other benefits. Our compassionate surgeons are committed to improving the quality of life of our patients – and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is best for you.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins
We treat every patient as an individual. Together, we will determine the best treatment options that fit your lifestyle and personal wishes.
Our surgeons are fellowship trained at the nation’s top programs — and are actively researching and developing safer and more effective surgical methods.
We offer the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery to treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions.
Learn more about the variety of minimally invasive surgical treatments we offer and what they treat.
Hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus. There are many ways of performing a hysterectomy. Hysterectomies are performed to treat:
- Cancer (most commonly, endometrial and cervical cancer)
- Gynecologic conditions (such as fibroids and adenomyosis)
Laparoscopy refers to the use of a special instrument called a laparoscope to perform gynecologic surgery. A laparoscope is a small tube with a camera and light attached at the front which allows your surgeon to better visualize your anatomy as they perform surgery.
Laparoscopy is used to assist a variety of treatments, including:
- Removal of benign tumors (such as ovarian cysts)
- Removal of cancerous tumors
- Surgical management of endometriosis or cervical dysplasia
- Pelvic organ prolapse repair
- Removal of fallopian tube devices
Myomectomy is a procedure in which fibroids are surgically removed. Surgical treatment of uterine fibroids used to involve removing the entire uterus and ovaries (a radical hysterectomy). However, with recent advances in surgical treatment options, surgeons may now perform surgical removal of uterine fibroids while still preserving the functionality of the uterus.
The Robotic Surgical System provides our surgeons with a groundbreaking alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The surgical robot enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Learn more about robotic surgery.
Our Care Locations
Johns Hopkins Women's Center at Green Spring Station
10753 Falls Road Pavilion II, Suite 245 Lutherville, Maryland 21093
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 N. Caroline Street 6th Floor Baltimore, MD 21287
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - General Surgery Center at Howard County
11085 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 103 Columbia, MD 21044
Ask Our Experts: FAQs about Gynecologic Surgery by Condition
We offer surgery for many common gynecologic conditions. Our physicians answered frequently asked questions about our most common conditions: fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts.
Fibroids Q&A with Drs. Patzkowsky and Wang
Endometriosis Q&A with Dr. Patzkowsky
Ovarian Cysts Q&A with Dr. Wang
Myths & Misconceptions: Understanding Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids