Our APPROACH
The newest, most effective treatments available anywhere.

Minnesota Women's Care has a different approach. We believe in staying current with the advances in treatment and surgical options so we can address the conditions that erode the quality of life for many women. Our surgeons often meet with other surgeons and participate in advanced training sessions to learn about new procedures. This allows us to continually offer our patients the most current treatment available.

OUR FOCUS
Complex Gynecologic Issues: Surgery and Treatment

A variety of conditions may affect a woman’s uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes over the course of her life. Common types of gynecologic conditions - such as fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic organ prolapse - can cause significant problems and impact the lives of women. We address these, however, we don’t loose sight of routine gynecologic care as well. After all, an ounce of prevention is always more than a pound of cure.

Our innovative and comprehensive treatment programs start with an accurate diagnosis. Our care plans are attentive to our patients' emotional, educational and physical needs. Where surgery is required, the most advanced and least invasive procedures will be used.

At Minnesota Women's Care, we will work with you to address these medical conditions that can impact the quality of your life:

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Uterine Fibroids

Endometriosis

Treatment for Endometriosis

Infertility

Human papilloma virus

Abnormal uterine bleeding

Approaches to Hysterectomy

Essure Permanent Birth Control

  • Suffering from endometriosis?

    Suffering from endometriosis?

    Minimally invasive procedures using the da VInci surgical system have proven to be an effective treatment option for some women. Find out more.

  • Heavy bleeding?

    Heavy bleeding?

    We'll work with you to make a correct diagnosis and recommend a plan that fits your life.

  • Interested in non-surgical permanent birth control?

    Interested in non-surgical permanent birth control?

    Many women have found Essure to be the perfect solution. If you're done having children, find out more.

  • Contemplating a hysterectomy?

    Contemplating a hysterectomy?

    We use the most minimally invasive surgical procedures for faster recovery and less pain.

  • Current
MN Women's Care: OBGYN and Urogynecology

ADVANCEMENTS
Amazing New Technology

Pneumoliner

Here's a little background: One thing that Dr. Ashford makes VERY clear is that he believes in using treatments that allow women to return to their busy lives as fast as possible. He uses minimally invasive surgical procedures when he can – meaning smaller incisions, less recovery time, and often, less pain.

A few yeas ago, due to some FDA concerns, surgeons were no longer able to provide laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies for some women. In real terms what this meant was that some women had undergo a different type of surgery – one with a much longer recovery time. Then a product was developed that changed everything.

The Pneumoliner allows Dr. Ashford to return to using minimally invasive surgery to perform hysterectomies in cases where he couldn't do that. It's an exciting breakthrough – one that makes women's lives better.

We have more info to describe the process and how it works. Links to the video showing the procedure are on this page.

We have two areas with more detailed information:
Visit Dr. Ashford's Blog
or
click to read more about Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy on this site.


Additional Information
Understanding minimally invasive surgery and what it means

Sometimes called "Band-Aid" surgery, minimally invasive surgery has become and important way to think about and perform surgeries. With a smaller incision, there's less pain and less blood loss. Often, patients recover faster. Read more about this type of surgery and what it means for you:

daVinci Robotic hysterectomy and daVinci Robotic myomectomy

Endometrial ablation

Essure (incisionless) tubal ligation

Interstim therapy

What our patients say:

A huge thank you to Dr. Ashford for the last surgery to remove scar tissue that was messing things up and causing me pain everyday. I am now back to myself - feeling great & active - and no pain!!
E.A. - Minnesota