Gynecologic Surgery

Northside Hospital is the leader in women’s services. More gynecologic (GYN) surgeries, including the treatment for ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer are performed at Northside Hospital than at any other hospital in Atlanta. We offer specialized therapy for infertility as well as many gynecological conditions.

Northside is ranked in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for GYN robotic procedures. Multiple minimally invasive laparoscopic and traditional surgical procedures are available to treat a wide array of GYN conditions.

Four dedicated, women-only surgery suites – dedicated for breast and gynecologic surgery – feature the most advanced technology, facilities and staff. A dedicated inpatient nursing unit offers specially trained nurses for caring for GYN surgery patients.


More than 25 percent of American women will eventually have a hysterectomy, making it the second most common surgery after cesarean section. Hysterectomy can cure a variety of problems to which the uterus is prone. Most often it’s recommended for serious cases of fibroids, benign tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. It also is used to cure severe cases of endometriosis, heavy non-menstrual bleeding, uterine or cervical cancer, and severe prolapse.

In addition to traditional laparoscopic hysterectomy, surgeons at Northside also perform hysterectomy robotically and via single-incision.  Northside was the first hospital in Georgia to perform a radical hysterectomy using robotic technology.

Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids

At least one-third of the hysterectomies performed in the U.S. each year are for uterine fibroids. While not all women with fibroids experience symptoms, some may have excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and/or infertility. Myomectomy, a common alternative to hysterectomy, involves preserving and repairing the uterus, subsequently, preserving fertility and reducing the risk of uterine rupture during pregnancy. Northside hosted the first successful delivery of healthy twins following a myomectomy in the U.S. 

Uterine Fibroid Embolization also is available.

Bladder Slings

Urinary incontinence, a condition in which the bladder leaks, can have several different causes. Sometimes, it is just an occasional problem when you cough or laugh. But for those who have a more regular battle with this condition and for whom less-invasive treatment options have not worked, surgery offers a more permanent option.

For a bladder that has been weakened by pregnancy and childbirth, there are basically three surgical solutions:

  • Traditional Sling Surgery
  • Midurethral Sling Surgery
  • Retropubic Suspension Surgery

Pelvic Reconstruction

More than 120,000 cases of uterine and vaginal vault prolapse are surgically treated each year in the U.S. Sacral colpopexy is a procedure to surgically correct the prolapse and the problems it incurs such as urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction and/or having a bowel movement. This procedure is available both laparoscopically and robotically at Northside.

GYN Oncology

More cases of GYN cancer – cervical, ovarian and endometrial (uterine) – are diagnosed and treated at Northside than at any other hospital in Georgia. Northside leads the way in treating GYN cancers with innovative and minimally invasive treatments to give better outcomes. Visit our GYN Oncology Program page to learn more about the types of treatments available.

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Canton, GA 30114
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Cumming, GA 30041
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