Northwood Obstetrics & Gynecology

Peter T. Bump, MD
Stephanie M. Morreale, DO
Diana L. Novak, MD
Melissa E. Bibicoff, DO
Caitlin K. Schmidt, DO

Minimally Invasive

The advantages of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Small incisions
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Minimal exposure to external contaminants
  • Lowered risk of infection
  • Faster, more comfortable recovery with minimal scarring
  • Reduced time in the hospital
  • Lower overall cost

Gynecologic Surgery

At Northwood Obstetrics & Gynecology, we offer a full range of gynecologic surgeries including:

  • Laparoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic surgery is used to remove ovarian cysts, treat endometriosis, remove pelvic adhesions and evaluate and treat other causes of pelvic pain.
  • Robotic hysterectomies Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. This surgery can be done through small incisions using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope). This is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy. In robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, the surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments. 
  • D&C A D&C, also known as dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure often performed after a first-trimester miscarriage. In a D&C, dilation refers to opening the cervix; curettage refers to removing the contents of the uterus. A D&C does not necessarily need to be performed after every miscarriage. Your doctor will let you know if a D&C is recommended or not. 
  • Hysteroscopy - A hysteroscopy is used to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted telescope-like device. It is inserted through your vagina into your uterus. The hysteroscope transmits the image of your uterus onto a screen. Other instruments are used along with the hysteroscope for treatment.
  • Myomectomy - A myomectomy is the removal of benign fibroid tumors from the uterus through incisions in the lower abdomen. Patients can have a single or numerous fibroid tumors. A myomectomy is a treatment that saves the uterus and a woman's fertility. 
  • Ovarian Cystectomy - An ovarian cystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses laparoscopy to remove an ovarian cyst while still preserving the ovary so women can remain fertile. 
  • Uterine Ablation - Endometrial (or uterine) ablation is a procedure that surgically destroys (ablates) the lining of your uterus (endometrium). The goal of endometrial ablation is to reduce menstrual flow. In some women, menstrual flow may stop completely.
  • Tubal Ligation A tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type of permanent birth control. During a tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to permanently prevent pregnancy.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

3960 West Royal Drive
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: 231.947.0404
Fax: 844.258.9900

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Closed 12:30-1:30 daily for lunch