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Surgery

Comprehensive Surgical Services

Women & Infants Hospital is proud to bring you a female-focused surgical service program created specifically with you in mind.
 
Women & Infants is the only hospital in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts that offers all of the most important surgical strategies for women from the traditional open hysterectomy, to the more complex laparoscopic urogynecologic procedures, to robotic-assisted gynecologic oncology surgery. Women & Infants also offers the only all-female endoscopy service in the region. 

At Women & Infants, our whole focus is on providing women with the right surgery, by the right surgeon, for the best outcomes.
 
 
Contact Information:

Women & Infants Hospital Surgical Services
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (800) 921-9299

To find a surgeon that is affiliated with Women & Infants hospital, please call 1-800-921-9299.

Patient Resources

View our Patient Guide to Surgery

Surgeries are available
in the following areas:

Breast Cancer Surgery

At Women & Infants Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most advanced surgical options in breast cancer surgery.

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Cancer Staging

Whether you have gynecologic, breast or colorectal cancer, our approach at Women & Infants Hospital is simple – we believe that cancer is not the only part of you that needs care. 

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Gastroenterology

Women & Infants Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Health offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary focus on problems with the gastrointestinal system of women, in a setting staffed by all-female practitioners.

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Gynecologic Oncology

The Program in Women’s Oncology treats the full range of gynecologic cancers, including cancer of the cervix, endometrium/uterus, fallopian tube, ovaries, vagina, and vulva.

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Hysterectomy

There are several non-cancerous gynecologic conditions that can lead your health care provider to recommend a hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus.

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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

The Minimally Invasive Gynecological (MIGS) program at Women & Infants Hospital offers complex surgical treatments of benign (non-cancerous) diseases. 

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Myomectomy

A hysterectomy is often the answer to symptomatic uterine fibroids for some women, but for women who wish to become pregnant, health care providers may suggest a procedure called a myomectomy. 

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Obstetrics

As Southeastern New England’s center for excellence in obstetrics, Women & Infants Hospital offers a comprehensive range of maternity services designed to provide comfort, privacy, and complete family-centered care for expectant parents. 

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Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery

The goal at Care New England Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery is to offer patients access to the most advanced treatment options available in the plastic surgery specialty.

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Reproduction and Infertility

Women & Infants Fertility Center is a full-service reproductive endocrinology and fertility clinic located in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. 

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Urogynecology

Prolapse, or falling, of any pelvic floor organ (uterus, bladder, vagina, or rectum) can occur when the support structures in a woman’s body weaken or stretch. 

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Weight Loss Surgery

We understand that obesity can be a difficult disease to live with and a frustrating problem to treat. That's why we are committed to helping you along your journey to better health.

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We Provide a Wide Variety of Surgical Procedure Options

Open Surgery

  • Breast core biopsy
  • Breast mastectomy
  • Cancer staging
  • Colon cancer
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Plastic surgery
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Sentinel node biopsy

Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Cancer staging
  • Colon cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Upper GI
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Enteroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Percutaneous feeding tubes
  • Genital prolapse
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Sacrocolpopexy

Robotic Surgery

  • Cancer staging
  • Genital prolapse
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Sacrocolpopexy

Robotic Surgery Program

Robotic surgery is a type of laparoscopy that enables surgery to be performed through small incisions using special instruments and a three-dimensional camera. There is less pain, less blood loss, and a quicker recovery, when compared with traditional surgery through a large incision for women who are candidates for this type of surgery.

For women needing surgery in Southeastern New England, the option of treatment with robotically-assisted laparoscopy is available at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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Meet the Team

Charles Rardin, MD, FACOG

Charles Rardin, MD, is director of the Robotic Surgery Program at Women & Infants, a surgeon in Women & Infants’ Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, and is the director of the hospital’s fellowship in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. 

Beata E. DiZoglio, MD

Beata E. DiZoglio, MD, is a private practice obstetrician-gynecologist with Broadway OB/GYN in Providence, and a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Women's Oncology

Paul A. DiSilvestro, MD

Paul DiSilvestro, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont, completed his residency at Women & Infants, and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. DiSilvestro is the principal investigator for the Gynecologic Oncology Group for the Program in Women's Oncology and oversees the Research Department within the Program in Women's Oncology

Cara A. Mathews, MD

Cara Mathews, MD, earned her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical College and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Oklahoma.

Katina Robison, MD

Katina Robison, MD, is a medical oncologist and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned dual bachelor's degrees in physiology and psychology, magna cum laude, from San Francisco University, and a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Ashley R. Stuckey, MD

Ashley Stuckey, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist and breast surgeon in the Program in Women's Oncology and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned a bachelor's of arts degree in French from Davidson College, and a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. 

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Kyle J. Wohlrab, MD, FACOG

Kyle Wohlrab, MD, received a bachelor's degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and earned his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and his fellowship in urogynecology at Women & Infants Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Ruben J. Alvero, MD

Ruben Alvero, MD, is director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Alvero earned his medical degree at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

Gynecology

A. Michael Coppa, MD

Michael Coppa, MD, is in private practice at Comprehensive OB/GYN Care. He is a graduate of Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara and completed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Amr A. Kader, MD

Amr Kader, MD, is in private practice at Women's Care, Inc., a member of Women & Infants Health Care Alliance. He is a graduate of Alexandria University and completed his residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Tolga N. Kokturk, MD

Tolga Kokturk, MD, is in private practice at Partners in OB/GYN. He is a graduate of State University of New York Downstate and completed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital.

Audoen Maddock, MD

Audoen Maddock, MD, is in private practice at Bayside OB/GYN, a member of Women & Infants Health Care Alliance. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and completed his residency at Albany Medical Center.