Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Penn State Health is a national leader in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). We are the region's only medical center with a women's healthcare specialty focusing on minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
Dr. Gerald Harkins is the Division Chief of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program, and he specializes in the treatment of women with uterine fibroids, abnormal or excessive uterine bleeding, as well as, the medical and surgical treatment of women with endometriosis.
Performs more robotic surgery than any other OB/GYN department in the region Member of AAGL, the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The area's only fellowship specialty training program in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
One of only four programs in the U.S. that provides live telesurgery partnerships for educational outreach.
Our surgeons can perform virtually all gynecologic surgeries through a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) approach.
Laparoscopic surgery is less painful than traditional surgery, and offers a faster recovery time. Surgery that used to routinely require six weeks of recovery time can now mean just one to two weeks of recovery.
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Education and fellowships
We established an American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopic approved Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship in 2010. We are proud to carry a 2016 designation.
The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship is a two-year surgical fellowship structured to ensure adequate time in all aspects of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and female pelvic surgery. Our program has extensive outpatient experience including surgical center practice and procedures as well as office hysteroscopy and cystometrics.
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