Gynecologic Surgery

What is Gynecologic Surgery?

Gynecologic surgery is surgery performed on any part of a female’s pelvic organs, including the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, but sometimes may include surgery on the bladder, anus, rectum and colon.

What are common surgeries?

As experts in gynecology oncology, we are trained to confidently perform the following diagnostic and surgical procedures:

the surgical removal of abdominal adhesions

surgery done to improve pelvic pressure from bladder prolapse

surgery on the large and small intestine as well as the appendix

the surgical removal of a cone-shaped wedge of tissue from the cervix

the surgical removal of cancerous tumors from the cervix, ovaries, uterus and other female reproductive organs.

a diagnostic procedure using a colposcope to magnify the tissue on the cervix and vaginal walls

the surgical removal of a noncancerous ovarian cyst, leaving the ovaries intact

a diagnostic procedure to check the bladder and urinary tract for tumors, stones, blockages or noncancerous growths

a surgical procedure to remove the uterine lining

a surgical procedure to remove a small piece of tissue from the uterine lining for further examination

a diagnostic procedure to view the cervix and inside of the uterus to diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding

the surgical removal of the uterus

the use of a heated wire loop to remove abnormal cells or tissue in the genital tract

the surgical removal of uterine fibroids

surgery to improve urinary incontinence

various vaginal surgeries to improve pelvic pain, rectocele, cystocele, prolapse, and more

What are some of the different types of gynecologic surgery?

Minimally-invasive surgical options include:

  • Laparoscopy: This low-risk, minimally-invasive diagnostic procedure uses a laparoscope to examine specific internal organs and obtain biopsy samples if necessary.
  • Laser Surgery: Surgical laser procedures can be important tools in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies.
  • Robotic da Vinci® Surgery: Robotic-assisted surgery provides your surgeon a 3D-high-definition view of the surgical area and allows for a greater range of motion through small incisions.

Other surgical options include:

  • Abdominal or vaginal surgery: a surgical practice performed through an incision in the abdomen or vaginal canal
  • Aggressive surgical debulking: a surgical practiced used for advanced cancers to remove the tumor as well as many cancer cells as possible.

The physicians at The Center for Gynecologic Oncology specialize in gynecologic and urogynecologic surgeries. They work closely with each patient to evaluate individual symptoms and overall health to provide the most up-to-date treatments and best possible outcomes.

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