description of our procedures  
Advanced Gyn Surgical Procedures


Advanced Gyn Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LASH)
  • Laser Endometriosis Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy for fibroid tumors
  • Endometrial Ablation for excessive bleeding
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Repliform Vaginal Repair
  • Suburethral Sling for Bladder Leakage

About your surgery…

We treat patients with the best combination of surgical technology and old-fashioned caring. If your condition requires Gyn Surgery, we use state-of-the-art minimally-invasive techniques to obtain the highest standard of care and the best results. Most of our procedures allow a faster recovery, often making it possible to return to most normal activities in a few days rather than a few weeks. Typically, these procedures are done at the award-winning Cape outpatient surgery facility or the “short-stay” satellite surgery suite at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Dr. Swor has over 20 years experience in advanced Gyn surgery techniques and continually adds updated versions of procedures to give our patients the best care available.

LASH (LAparoscopic Supracervical  partial Hysterectomy)

Similar to LVH, but NOT a hysterectomy. Although a portion of the uterus is removed, a LASH procedure spares the cervix as well as the ovaries. Keeping the cervix is less invasive and allows faster recovery. Many experts believe that with LASH, there is the best potential for preserving pelvic floor strength and sexual response, since the vaginal canal is undisturbed. We commonly improve the pelvic floor support with a laparoscopic repair or tightening procedure at the same time a LASH is done. Surgery is done at an outpatient center or hospital short-stay. These patients are 80% recovered at 1 week. They do not have periods and cannot become pregnant, but continue to produce hormones.

LVH (Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy)

 The surgical removal of the entire uterus using small incisions and minimally-invasive techniques. Ovaries are usually preserved unless the patient’s condition requires removal. Our patients generally stay overnight and are 90% recovered in 2 weeks. After surgery, these patients do not have periods and cannot become pregnant, but continue to produce hormones.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Ovarian Cyst and Endometriosis Surgery

Laparoscopic treatment of fibroids, cysts and endometriosis leaves fertility intact and often improved. Patients are 80% recovered in 3-4 days. These procedures are done when pain, bleeding patterns, sexual function or fertility are significantly impaired.

Pelvic Floor Repair

We treat many types of pelvic floor problems, including “dropping” or prolapse of the uterus, bladder or vagina. We also use the latest techniques in surgical treatment of bladder leakage, including slings and “bladder tacking”. These procedures are also minimally-invasive, with short recovery times and excellent outcome statistics. When necessary, we use the new “Repliform” tissue grafts to improve tissue strength and long-term success. The goal of these procedures is to improve bladder, bowel and sexual function, when pelvic support has been damaged by pregnancy, childbirth or injury.

Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Ablation

Dr. Swor also pioneered operative hysteroscopy in Sarasota over the last 20 years. These outpatient techniques include endometrial ablation for excessive menstrual bleeding, removal of uterine polyps & submucus fibroids and tubal cannulation for “blocked tubes”. Ablation effectively stops all menstrual bleeding in most patients and leaves all organs intact. Hysteroscopy recovery is 90% in 3 days for most patients.

We evaluate and treat patients from all over the world in cooperation with primary care providers, internists, family doctors, urologists, and even OBGYNs. We are also open to assisting patients of non-traditional medical practitioners and believe in a practical holistic approach to patient care.

As always, we maintain the highest standards in medical care, ethics, privacy, safety and infection control. For your benefit, we participate in the best managed care plans and insurance programs.  We provide responsive advice and consulting to our colleagues and future patients by request.

We also offer many information links, healthcare tips and product suggestions through our  web sites at…

Michael Swor MD

Founder, Swor Women’s Care

Founder, Advanced Surgery Specialists of Sarasota

Co-founder, SMH Center for Advanced Surgery

Dr. Swor launched the advanced laparoscopic surgery program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 1985. He co-founded a special training facility for advanced surgery in 1995, designed for educating and training surgeons in new technologies and safety strategies. These included the use of computer guided robotics, lasers and minimally-invasive suturing techniques. He is an assistant clinical professor in the department of OB-GYN at USF Tampa and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Swor is also a founding member of the Accreditation Council of Advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy. 

He holds 6 US patents and has several other instruments and devices patent pending or in development.  In 1998, he was honored with the USF Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.


SWC Laparoscopic Surgery “Firsts” in Sarasota

* Myomectomy (fibroid removal)                                         

* LASH laparoscopic removal of only the diseased portion of the uterus
* Laser surgery for endometriosis

* Computer Assisted robotic surgery

* Laparoscopic hysterectomy                                        

* Laparoscopic appendectomy

* Laparoscopic Pelvic Floor Repair

*Tubal reanastomosis (repair of tubal ligation)

Arranging your Surgery

When the Swor Women’s Care treatment plan calls for scheduling surgery, you will be given a brief overview of the process and the treatment outline. You will contact our surgery coordinator, who will work with you to set a date, time and facility for your procedure. This will all be coordinated with your insurance company and a financial overview will be discussed. We may plan a physician-performed clinical pelvic ultrasound or urodynamic studies of the bladder function. Any necessary pre-testing will be arranged through our office, the lab, surgery facility or imaging center.          

The surgery plan will be provided to your primary care or specialty providers of record. If desired or necessary we will help you arrange a second opinion by another specialist. We will arrange a preoperative consultation visit in the week prior to your surgery, where a surgical consent will be obtained and a detailed description of the procedure will be provided. Instructions for fasting and other preparation are provided. We encourage you to ask any questions regarding your condition or planned procedure at any time. 



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Advanced Gyn Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LASH)
  • Laser Endometriosis Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy for fibroid tumors
  • Endometrial Ablation            for excessive bleeding
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Repliform Vaginal Repair
  • Suburethral Sling                    for Bladder Leakage

America’s Best ObGyn Doctors 2005