Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre

The challenge

Hundreds of women in Eastern Ontario are waiting too long to get help for their painful gynecological conditions. Women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain are waiting eight to 12 months to access leading-edge, minimally invasive surgical procedures.

The solution

The Ottawa Hospital’s Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre is pioneering minimally invasive gynecological procedures. It is expanding its surgical, research, and training programs to facilitate more women receiving the procedures they need in a shorter time frame.

  • Increase surgical capacity from one day a week to five days a week, which means more women facing painful gynecological conditions will undergo the least invasive treatment possible;
  • Train more surgeons in the groundbreaking procedures developed at the centre to establish a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecological surgery;
  • Conduct clinical trials in three major research areas: bleeding, pelvic pain and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Clinical trials benefit patients in Eastern Ontario and bring leading-edge treatment and procedures to patients at The Ottawa Hospital more quickly;
  • Recruit much-needed specialists for chronic pelvic pain;
  • Establish a regional outreach program for minimally invasive gynecology at The Ottawa Hospital; and
  • Focus national and international attention on women’s health issues, allowing the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre to continue its efforts.


How you can help

We are raising $1 million to expand the minimally invasive surgical suite at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre, expand training in minimally invasive gynecological surgeries and to conduct new clinical trials.

You can donate online or download our donation form.

For more information, contact Jennifer Van Noort, Vice-President, Philanthropy and Leadership Giving, at 613-798-5555, ext. 16090, or