Abrams Center for Women

Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Abrams specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques that shorten recovery time and have a much lower incidence of scarring. Should you need surgery, Dr. Abrams and her staff will guide you through all the necessary steps to obtain a successful outcome.

Thermal Ablation

Many women experience menstrual cycles so severe that they miss out on events and activities, altering their lifestyles considerably. Saline thermal ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can greatly reduce or completely eliminate menstrual flow. It is often an alternative to hysterectomy in some patients.


For women who desire a permanent method of reproductive control, Dr. Abrams provides a new surgical technique that creates a permanent blockage of the fallopian tubes. The Essure procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and does not require the use of general anesthesia or abdominal incisions, resulting in a rapid recovery time.

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

A D&C is used to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding. A D&C may also be used to detect the presence of growths in the uterus, including polyps, fibroids, or cancers. During this procedure, the cervix is dilated and the tissue lining of the uterus is removed with suction or an instrument called a curette. The tissue is then sent to the laboratory for examination. Your overall health and the type of anesthesia needed will determine where the D&C can be performed. Most women are treated in an outpatient setting.


Hysteroscopy is procedure in which a thin, telescope-like instrument called a hysteroscope is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix so that the doctor can examine the inside of the uterus for abnormalities or growths. Often used in conjunction with a D&C, a hysteroscopy. As with D&C, your overall health determines the type of anesthesia needed, which will determine where the procedure can be performed. This procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting.


In the past, most abdominal surgical techniques involved major surgery with large abdominal sutures and extended hospital stays. Since the advent of the laparascope, doctors can examine the abdominal cavity through small abdominal incisions, resulting in a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery time. A laparoscopy may be used to diagnose and/or treat unexplained causes of abdominal pain, endometriosis, adhesions, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and infertility. Laparoscopy is also commonly used to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy.


Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and is used to treat problems with the uterus when other treatments have been unsuccessful. A hysterectomy is performed in the hospital and can be done through incisions in the abdomen or through the vagina in conjunction with a laparoscopy. There are several different types and methods of hysterectomies, depending upon the nature and extent of your condition. Depending on the health of the patient, a hysterectomy can be performed in an outpatient setting. Dr. Abrams will discuss all of your options with you so that you may make an informed decision.


Abrams Center for Women • 3131 S. Tamiami Trail • Suite 202 • Sarasota, FL 34239 • 941-953-5340