Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laproscopic Hysterectomy
If you decide that the best treatment option for a gynecologic problem you may be experiencing is Hysterectomy then talk with us about Laparoscopic options. We offer Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, and the DaVinci Robot Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Three dime-size incisions may be all that is required. Although there are still reasons why an old fashioned incision may be the best approach for your surgery we hope to minimize the number of women needing this option. Ask about options and consider a second opinion if you are told that you have to have a large incision.

Urethral Slings
These small strips of mesh material are now the most common way to try and correct Urinary Stress Incontinence. They provide close to a 90% probability of being dry and are performed as a day surgery procedure. Dr. Saunders now offers the new Mini-Arc sling that allows most women to return to their average day-to-day activities within 48 hours.

Hysteroscopic Sterization
This exciting new device for permanent birth control has NO cuts or stitches. The two small coils are placed in the fallopian tubes via a thin scope inserted through the cervix. We commonly perform the procedure in the office with mild, oral pain medications. Continuing your current form of birth control for 3-6 months till an X-Ray test confirms the tubes are blocked is extremely important to prevent an unanticipated pregnancy.

Uterine Ablation
If you are experiencing heavy or frequent bleeding and you have made the choice to not consider any more children then this may be the treatment option for you. Uterine (Endometrial) Ablation is a minor procedure designed to destroy the majority of the lining tissue inside of the Uterus. Typically these procedures take less than ten minute to perform and give approximately a 90% probability of reducing you bleeding to light normal. Some lucky patients never have any more cycles! We offer both in-office as well as outpatient surgical choices. Call today if your periods are controlling your life.

Trustees Tower

501 19th Street, Suite 509
Knoxville, TN 37916

West Office

9330 Parkwest Blvd, Suite 302
Knoxville, TN 37923