Research demonstrates that board-certified and fellowship trained surgeons, like those who practice at Sacred Heart, produce better quality surgery and outcomes for gynecological cancer patients. We provide the region’s premier program for treating cancers specific to women because these surgeons perform an extremely high volume of procedures.
A cystoscopy is a test designed to give a doctor a look inside your urethra and bladder. The use of a cystoscope allows a closer look than x- rays, and it can be used to remove small bladder stones.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus and sometimes other organs. Conditions like endometriosis may require the removal of other reproductive organs like the cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Depending on specific needs and conditions, hysterectomies can be performed in a few different ways.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus done without making an incision. Small instruments are passed through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. The uterus is filled with fluid and its surface is examined.
This procedure is used to determine the cause of uterine bleeding in women.
This procedure removes the fibroids of the uterus. The positioning, size and amount of fibroids to be removed determines whether an incision is needed. It can be used to reduce bleeding and pain in the pelvis.
A myomectomy is used to increase the chances of a pregnancy. Fibroids in the uterus can change the wall of the uterus, which can cause infertility. Removing these fibroids with a myomectomy is often recommended before trying in vitro fertilization. It’s also used to relieve anemia that hasn’t responded to medicine.
An oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries, and they are often performed with hysterectomies as well.
This procedure is performed to prevent pelvic diseases like endometriosis and ovarian cancer. Oophorectomies are also performed to eliminate hormones that may increase the probability of other diseases, like breast cancer.
This procedure uses a thin tube that is inserted through a small incision to look at abdominal and pelvic organs. This allows physicians to find infections, cysts, fibroids and adhesions. A laparoscopy is a less invasive alternative to a laparotomy, which can reduce hospital stay time.
Tubal ligation is the procedure to block, tie or cut the fallopian tubes. Tubal implants are small springs used to block the fallopian tubes. Inserted without an incision, they develop scar tissue that blocks off the tubes.
These procedures are recommended for patients who seek a permanent form of birth control.
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