Minimally Invasive Surgery


Minimally Invasive Surgery
at The Howard Center

Located in Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross, Moultrie, and Covington, GA.

If you can’t treat certain gynecologic conditions with medications or other conservative therapies, you might be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Our surgical team at The Howard Center has extensive experience performing endometrial ablation, hysterectomies, and other minimally invasive procedures and surgeries at our surgical center. Contact the office in Tifton, Leesburg, Douglas, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross, Moultrie & Covington, Georgia, to find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Request an appointment online or call The Howard Center office nearest you today. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses specialized techniques to perform complex surgeries with a high level of precision. This type of surgery requires only small incisions to make repairs or remove damaged tissues or reproductive organs.

At The Howard Center, our team has extensive training in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat a variety of chronic gynecological conditions, including:

  • Heavy periods
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Irregular periods
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Our surgeons also perform hysterectomy procedures to remove the uterus and other reproductive organs using minimally invasive techniques.

What are the available minimally invasive surgical procedures?

Our experienced gynecologists at The Howard Center offer various types of minimally invasive gynecologic procedures and surgeries. Available options include:

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to remove the endometrium (lining of the uterus) to treat heavy periods and pelvic pain. At The Howard Center, we use the NovaSure® radiofrequency ablation system, which only takes five minutes.

We have completed over 5,000 endometrial ablations. 


A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove your uterus and other reproductive organs. This type of surgery can address endometriosis and other conditions that aren’t treatable with conservative therapies.

To date, our team has performed over 1,800 minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures. 

TVT surgery

Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery is a treatment option for urinary incontinence, a condition that causes unexpected urine leaks. The procedure involves creating a sling with mesh tape to support your urethra to prevent incontinence symptoms.

Our team has performed over 1,600 TVT surgeries.

Operative laparoscopy

Operative laparoscopy is a surgical procedure to diagnose and treat endometriosis and other gynecologic conditions and to remove fibroids. The procedure uses a thin, flexible instrument that fits into small incisions in the abdomen to repair or remove damaged tissue or reproductive organs. 

Our physicians at The Howard Center have performed over 11,700 operative laparoscopies. 

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

Generally, you can expect to try conservative therapies before our team at The Howard Center recommends minimally invasive surgery to treat your condition.

Your gynecologist also spends time reviewing your medical history and existing health to determine if you’re healthy enough for surgery. They customize a surgical plan using minimally invasive techniques to address your specific issue without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

We also provide comprehensive after-care services to ensure you heal fully and have minimal risk for post-surgical complications.

To find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you, call The Howard Center office nearest you to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online today.