GYN Surgery
GYN Surgery

GYN Surgery

Gynecologic surgery is a surgical practice that deals with the female reproductive system. It involves the treatment of diseases and conditions of the reproductive organs like the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.

Available Procedures

Gynecological surgery is a broad term that encompasses a variety of procedures. These procedures can be performed to remove or repair diseased or damaged tissue, or they can be performed to help you with an ongoing medical condition. Currently, the most common gynecologic procedures performed in the United States are:

  • Hysterectomy: A surgery that removes the uterus and possibly cervix. This procedure is often done to treat uterine fibroids or cancer but can also be done to treat pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding.
  • Myomectomy: Removal of fibroid tumors within the uterus, which can cause pain and heavy bleeding.
  • Tubal ligation: This involves tying, clipping, or burning the fallopian tubes in order to prevent pregnancy from occurring.
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: This procedure is similar to a traditional hysterectomy but uses a laparoscope inserted through a small incision rather than open surgery to remove the uterus.
  • ?    Endometrial Ablation: This procedure involves destroying the lining of the uterus by using heat or cold energy.

What Should I Expect During Recovery?

The recovery process can be challenging. You may feel sore, swollen, and bruised. The swelling usually peaks within the first few days after surgery and then starts to subside. You may need help with everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom because of the pain or discomfort. If there is a complication after surgery, notify your doctor as soon as possible so they can help address the issue.