If there is ever a time when you need gynecologic surgery, it’s good to know that there are now minimally invasive surgical solutions for most gynecologic problems. Dr. Garcini now performs 90% of his surgeries using these techniques. The reason is simple. These surgical solutions require either tiny incisions or no incisions at all. There is less pain for the patient, much shorter recovery times, less blood loss and far fewer complications – exactly what Dr. Garcini wants for all of his patients.

Procedures that do not require incisions 

Dr. Garcini is skilled in hysteroscopy techniques, where procedures are performed through natural orifices, such as the vagina and the cervical opening. Among these procedures are removal of endometrial polyps and uterine fibroids from the uterine cavity, endometrial ablation or resection and the Essure® permanent contraception technique.

These are procedures by which the internal cavity of the uterus is inspected with a thin fiberoptic lens and a light source. The lens is inserted through the cervical os (the opening of the vagina into the uterine cavity). Fluid is introduced in order to distend the cavity for better visualization. Flow of the fluid in and out of the cavity continuously flushes out obscuring blood or debris.

Hysteroscopy can be coupled with specialized surgical instruments small enough to fit through a small accessory port in the scope, thus allowing the surgeon to biopsy, destroy or remove lesions such as polyps or uterine fibroids.

Most of these procedures are performed in the office – no need for general anesthesia or a hospital stay. Dr. Garcini wants to get you well fast so you can get back to your normal activities with minimal disruption to your life.

Procedures that require small incisions 

Laparoscopic procedures are those requiring entry into the pelvic or abdominal cavity. They are performed through one or more keyhole incisions that are created on the abdominal wall and typically do not leave scars. These procedures have traditionally been performed utilizing miniaturized instruments that allow the surgeon access to the pelvic cavity.

Most recently, the precision and flexibility of the surgeon has been augmented by use of the da Vinci® robot. Many gynecologic surgeries previously performed through large abdominal incisions are now routinely done laparoscopically. These include laparoscopic hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), laparoscopic oophorectomy (removal of one or both ovaries), laparoscopic myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) and excision of endometriosis lesions and pelvic adhesions.

These procedures are extremely safe, performed under general anesthesia in the hospital outpatient setting or at most requiring an overnight stay. Again, these procedures minimize postoperative pain and lead to less blood loss, fewer complications and faster recovery times. 

How to decide if you might benefit from a Hysterectomy or Oophorectomy

Our gynecologic surgery patients come to us from Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Orland Park and New Lenox, IL, the Southwest suburbs and Chicagoland in Will County and Cook County, IL. Call Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions at 815.463.3000 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment with us.

 

Our Services

  • Abnormal PAP
  • Permanent Contraception
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Heavy, Painful Periods
  • Pelvic Pain & Bladder Problems
  • Menopause
  • Robotic Surgery

Abnormal PAP

The Pap test is an important part of our well-woman exams because it's the best way to detect changes in the cervix that could indicate cervical cancer. For the majority of women, the Pap test comes back normal. Even when the test does indicate a problem, often the cause is inflammation of the cervix or a vaginal infection, but you still need timely follow-up care.

Permanent Contraception

When you are done having children, Essure is the most effective permanent birth control available (even more effective than tying your tubes). Besides being surgery-free and hormone-free, Essure is performed in as little as 10 minutes with no slowing down to recover so you can get back to your family right away. Discover why women don't just depend on Essure, they love Essure.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

If there is ever a time when you need gynecologic surgery, it's good to know that there are now minimally invasive surgical solutions for most gynecologic problems. Dr. Garcini now performs 90% of his surgeries using these techniques. The reason is simple. These surgical solutions require either tiny incisions or no incisions at all. There is less pain for the patient, much shorter recovery times, less blood loss and far fewer complications - exactly what Dr. Garcini wants for all of his patients..

Heavy, Painful Periods

If heavy, painful menstrual cycles cause you to miss work or social activities every month, please talk with Dr. Garcini. He is a board-certified gynecology doctor with 17 years of experience evaluating and treating this common and very treatable health problem.

Pelvic Pain & Bladder Problems

Chronic pelvic pain not only hurts, it can be a major source of worry and keep you from leading a normal, fulfilling life. Even if you've been told that nothing can be done about your pelvic pain, we encourage you to schedule a visit. Our board-certified gynecology doctor, Francisco J. Garcini, MD, has 17 years of experience diagnosing and treating pelvic pain. He offers comprehensive testing, including in-office gynecologic ultrasound, to diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain. He will investigate your medical history and listen to you about your symptoms, previous treatments and anything else about your life that may be related.

Menopause

Menopause is a retrospective diagnosis. It is defined as the time when 12 consecutive months have passed since your last period, and it is a biological process that is characterized by a series of events that can start as early as your late 30s and last into your 50s and 60s. Physiologically, menopause is caused by the gradual decline in the production of estrogen by the aging ovaries. This state of estrogen deprivation is associated with hormonal, physical and psychological changes in your life; however, it is not the end of your youth or sexuality.

Robotic Surgery

Dr. Garcini is skilled and experienced with total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). With TLH or the single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), you can expect a much faster, easier recovery and less postoperative pain than with other approaches. Robotic da Vinci hysterectomy is the latest method that brings 21st-century computer precision to the procedure. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System® is widely touted as today's most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option - an effective alternative to traditional open surgery. For you, that means improved precision, significantly less pain and a faster return to normal daily activities.