Gynecological Surgery

Because each woman is unique, Brookings Health System offers a wide range of gynecologic surgery procedures.

Board-certified gynecologists help women navigate the best course of care for their individual condition, including heavy menstrual periods (defined as soaking a tampon or a pad every two hours or less OR periods that last longer than eight days), irregular menstrual periods, bleeding after menopause, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, polyps and ovarian cysts.

    Nurse adjusts the ports of the da Vinci robotic surgical system on a patient

    Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Gynecology

    da Vinci surgery produces less scarring, smaller incisions, less blood loss and quicker recoveries.

    We provide gynecology surgical services for women in every stage of life, including:

    • Surgical techniques to manage conditions while preserving a woman’s ability to conceive and carry a baby
    • Procedures that help minimize changes a woman may experience as she approaches or goes through menopause
    • Surgical treatments to manage disorders that occur after menopause

    Dr. Larissa Bennis explains the symptoms and care options for women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding.

    System Providers:

    Kirstin Sholes, M.D.

    Kirstin Sholes, M.D.

    • Obstetrics
    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
    Larissa Bennis, M.D.

    Larissa Bennis, M.D.

    • Obstetrics
    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
    Richard Gudvangen, M.D.

    Richard Gudvangen, M.D.

    • Obstetrics
    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
    Tara Haarsma, D.O.

    Tara Haarsma, D.O.

    • Obstetrics
    • Gynecological Surgery
    • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care