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.
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:
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.