Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery in Reno, NV

Minimally invasive gynecological surgery can treat a number of gynecological conditions and patients can generally return home the same day.

Minimally invasive gynecological surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, is surgery performed through small incisions in your skin. In most cases, minimally invasive surgery is a lower-risk option than open surgery, and you’re likely to have less pain and smaller scars. It is also more affordable.

General Gynecology

At Advanced Gynecology, we are equipped to treat a wide variety of gynecological conditions. Ranging from mild to severe with a wide variety of treatment options available, we offer care for women in all stages of life.


Endometriosis is a commonly underdiagnosed condition in women. Dr. Poppen specializes in the treatment of endometriosis and has specialty training in expert surgical techniques to treat this disease.

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is the permanent destruction of the inner lining of the uterus as a way to treat heavy periods. This is done when child bearing is complete and other treatments have been unsuccessful.


Dr. Poppen uses the Endosee Advance Office Hysteroscope to diagnosis and treat many gynecological conditions without the need to go to the hospital operating room. This allows for immediate diagnosis of a patient’s abnormal uterine bleeding with quick recovery and minimal discomfort.


Colposcopy is primarily done following an abnormal pap smear to assess the cause of a cervix abnormality. Solutions are placed on the cervix to enhance the difference between normal and abnormal cells. Biopsies of the abnormal cells are often taken and sent to pathology for further evaluation.


Fibroids (also called myomas) are a common, non-cancerous tumor in the uterus. Most fibroids are asymptomatic, but some can cause heavy periods, pelvic pain, or even issues with fertility. Treatments for fibroids range from medical management for symptoms to surgical procedures.

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