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Abdominal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus or womb, which can sometimes include the ovaries and fallopian tubes as well. This procedure stops the menstrual cycle and prevents pregnancy, and cannot be reversed.

An abdominal hysterectomy involves one or two incisions in the lower abdomen to remove the uterus. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and may use laparoscopic or robotic techniques in some cases.


A natural, vaginal birth is not always possible for all babies. In some cases, delivery through a cesarean section, which involves surgical incisions in the abdomen or uterus, is necessary. A cesarean section may be needed for many reasons and may even be planned in advance, but is often an emergency procedure.

Cesarean birth is often used for multiple pregnancies, labor not progressing, concern for the baby and placenta or position problems. A cesarean section is needed in about one in four women and is safer than vaginal birth in many cases. Although recovery time is longer than a vaginal birth, a cesarean section most likely benefits your health as well as your baby's.


Cauterization is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat abnormalities in the cervix detected during a Pap smear, including cysts, precancerous erosions and cervicitis. This helps prevent any abnormal cells from developing into cervical cancer.

During the cauterization procedure, abnormal cells are heated and destroyed, and are usually sent to a lab for further evaluation, as well as to ensure full removal. A local anesthetic is used during this procedure to minimize pain.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Diagnostic laparoscopy involves the insertion of a thin camera-tipped instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision to examine a patient’s abdomen or pelvis (including fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and small and large bowels). This is typically done to confirm the presence or absence of a problem when noninvasive tests prove inconclusive, and helps the surgeon determine the proper course of treatment.

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure for women suffering from excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding who have not responded to other treatments and cannot or do not wish to undergo a hysterectomy. Endometrial ablation removes or destroys the uterine lining (endometrium) while leaving the ovaries and actual uterus intact. The endometrium heals by scarring, which reduces or stops future uterine bleeding.

Endometrial ablation is a short outpatient treatment and recovery time varies from a few days to six weeks. Because endometrial ablation destroys the lining of the uterus, the procedure is not for women who still wish to become pregnant

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