Gynecologic Surgery

Greenville Health System (GHS) offers a full array of women’s health services, including gynecologic surgery and urogynecology procedures. Serving Greenville, Asheville, Columbia, and areas throughout the Southeast, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides advanced care to meet women’s health needs.

GHS offers many surgical services through its Women’s Hospital and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of GHS, the system’s multispecialty physician group practice.

The Department of OB-GYN includes five primary divisions: Breast Health, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. GHS’ Department of Community Medicine also includes OB-GYN practices to serve upstate women.

Location

GHS Division of OB/GYN

890 W. Faris Rd., Suite 470, Greenville, SC 29605
864 455-1600 | View Map

Providers

Thomas L. Wheeler, MD

Surgeons of the Department of OB-GYN at GHS offer an array of minimally invasive procedures for everything from hysterectomy to breast cancer intervention to treatment of rare conditions such as vaginal agenesis. The department includes five primary divisions: Breast Health, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Innovative Gynecologic Surgery and Other Procedures

Learn more about some of the most innovative gynecologic surgery procedures, urogynecology treatments, and women’s health services GHS offers through these groups:

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

GHS Department of OB-GYN is committed to providing patient-centered care for women of all ages while actively developing and contributing to endeavors that promote the health of women. We provide education on a range of topics to medical students, residents, and other healthcare providers as well as the community, and our research efforts help develop new, more effective treatments for women.

As one of the region’s leading providers of women’s health care services, including gynecologic surgery and urogynecology procedures, GHS draws patients from Greenville, Asheville, Columbia, and surrounding areas. For more information, or to refer a patient, call (864) 455-1600.

Breast Health

The Breast Health Program at Greenville Health System (GHS) is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to breast health. Services available through the Breast Health Center range from early detection programs to comprehensive diagnostic options to innovative breast cancer treatments.

The Importance of Intervention

The GHS Breast Health Program encourages all women over 40 years of age to receive an annual mammogram, and to have abnormal results evaluated as soon as possible.

Gayle Blouin, M.D., FACS, and Wendy Cornett, M.D., MHS, FACS, two members of the Department of Surgery who have developed specialized practice for the treatment of breast cancer patients, see a need to educate women about the importance of early intervention. Some women postpone seeing a doctor for a lump if they have recently had a normal mammogram. Others delay because they fear a diagnosis of cancer, Dr. Blouin said. “It’s important that all of us in the physician community convey to them that breast cancer treatment is very successful and that most patients recover totally,” she concluded.

Bladder Health

Urologists of the Greenville Health System (GHS) Medical Staff are versed in all modes of therapy for bladder cancer, including laser resection. They perform bladder-sparing surgery whenever possible. If necessary, they perform radical removal of the bladder, followed by continent diversion. This procedure creates a neobladder from the intestine. In older patients and patients with cancer of the bladder neck, the ureter may be attached to an ileal conduit.

GHS urologists also perform pubovaginal sling surgery for female urinary incontinence, using slings made of bovine collagen, human collagen and polypropylene. Bovine xenograft is preferred by some urologists who find it easier to work with than the human allograft. Because it is wide and pliable, the xenograft can be useful when the urologist is working with a gynecologist to cover a cystocele defect.