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The Womens Surgery Group  

Every day, thousands of women undergo major invasive surgical procedures such as the removal of fibroid tumors, treatment of ovarian cysts and endometriosis, and hysterectomy. Unfortunately, most of these operations are performed unnecessarily by laparotomy. Why? Because the patient is unaware of the surgical alternatives and her gynecologist offers none. In fact, the majority of these operations can be safely accomplished by minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, most often as outpatient surgery.

Links on the left display current information on a wide variety of womens' health topics, including endometriosis, hysterectomy, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and menopause.

Learn about cutting-edge technology that will improve the quality of life for millions of reproductive age women. Stop menstrual periods without medicines or hysterectomy, permanent birth control without incisions. Both are discussed in our newest addition on Hysteroscopy.


The Women's Surgery Group was formed by 13 Gynecologic surgeons located around the world. All have exceptional skill and experience in laparoscopic surgery for gynecologic conditions. These gynecologists have expertise in a wide variety of gynecologic surgical procedures, ranging from reconstructive pelvic surgery for infertility to gynecologic cancer operations.

Collectively, the group has performed over 70,000 laparoscopic procedures and taught these techniques to thousands of gynecologists worldwide.

The physicians of the Women's Surgery Group developed this site in 1997 to inform and educate patients about the benefits of laparoscopic surgery. We have since expanded its scope to include many other aspects of women's health and will continue to do so. We hope you find this site’s information helpful and informative.


As a gynecologist and surgeon in the prime of his life, Alan Johns had a blossoming medical practice, a growing family, and what he believed to be the maximum amount of empathy for his female patients; until suddenly he found himself on the other side of the telephone, receiving a diagnosis of male breast cancer.

This startling discovery leads Johns on an unusual journey through his own mastectomy, chemotherapy, mammograms, and hot flashes, an experience both challenging and humorous that forces him to reexamine his profession from his patients perspective. With a keen eye for professional detail, a playful sense of humor, and many atypical insights, Johns recounts his childhood, medical education, the events that molded his surgical career, and the invaluable lessons in empathy and medicine that cancer and recovery had in store.



PLEASE NOTE: The medical information available in this website represents the carefully-considered opinions of the physicians involved and is based on their knowledge and experience. It is NOT applicable to all patients nor all physicians. Anyone visiting this or other medical sites should discuss their symptoms, findings, and alternatives with their gynecologist. Most state laws prohibit the practice of telemedicine unless the involved physician is licensed in that state. We do not provide the user with a medical opinion, that is the pervue of your personal physician. Our goal is to EDUCATE the user, to provide guidelines in dealing with specific concerns, and to discuss options you might discuss with your physician.

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Updated July 11, 2009