Surgery of any kind — no matter the relief it ultimately aims to provide — offers the risk of complication and extended recovery time. That’s why, with healing in mind, Dr. Beth Cook of Women’s Health Partners is promoting a truly innovative approach to surgery.
Cook completed her education in West Virginia and joined Women’s Health Partners in 2006. She is very active in the medical community and currently serves as the chief medical officer for Summerville Medical Center. She has also earned multiple awards and been voted as a client favorite. Dr. Cook believes that relationships are key with patients, and she loves to assist through various stages of life. She believes that the patient/doctor experience is the cornerstone to her practice, and she wants clients to feel comfortable to ask questions.
Cook specializes in procedures called MIGS or “minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.” MIGS is a focused practice designation reserved for gynecologists with additional surgical expertise that have met the high standards of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. These special procedures cut down on the recovery time and the depth of incision needed. There are a variety of procedures included in this type of surgery, such as laparoscopic myomectomy, hysterectomy, laparoscopic excision of endometriosis or ovarian cysts, robotic myomectomy or hysterectomy, hysteroscopic myomectomy, robotic excision of endometriosis or ovarian cysts and laparoscopic radio frequency ablation of uterine fibroids. Dr. Beth Cook and Dr. Aaron Parry are the two surgeons that are designated to complete these procedures within the Women’s Health Partners organization.
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery helps women overcome benign gynecological conditions as well. These can include uterine fibroids, deep infiltrating endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, ovarian remnant syndrome, heavy bleeding, painful periods, endometriosis and pelvic pain. These surgeries typically provide patients with better postoperative experiences and faster recovery times. A few of the benefits can include decreased postoperative pain, minimal incisions, decreased blood loss and quicker and more comfortable return to daily activities. Because the surgeries are less invasive, there are multiple health benefits. There may even be possibilities for outpatient care.
Cook has performed these surgeries multiple times over her 21-year career. The robotic system used has a module that tracks the total number of robotic cases performed and Dr. Cook has 560 cases that are growing weekly. To say that she is an expert is an understatement! Dr. Cook and Dr. Parry are offering women amazing services and providing cutting-edge technologies to better the health experience of women in the Lowcountry. Less invasive options for necessary surgeries and procedures can be life-changing and empowering to women everywhere.
For more information, please visit Whpobgyn.com, or call 843-832-5096.
By Cari Lawson