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Laser surgery is often used to treat cervical cancer or other serious abnormalities within the cervix. As a less invasive, more precise alternative to traditional surgery, this procedure can effectively burn away abnormal cells while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Only a local anesthetic is needed during this procedure to minimize potential discomfort.
Laser vaginal surgery may be performed for cosmetic or functional purposes to improve the appearance and proportion of the vagina. Many women choose to undergo this procedure after giving birth or to correct a loose or wide vagina present from genetic factors. This procedure aims to tighten the vagina for a more youthful appearance and greater sexual pleasure.
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove one or both of the ovaries as a treatment for pelvic diseases such as ovarian cancer or severe endometriosis. An oophorectomy can also be performed as a preventive procedure, as a prophylactic oophorectomy.
This procedure may be performed through a traditional open incision or through laparoscopy with multiple small incisions, depending on each patient's individual condition.
Dilation and curettage is a procedure done to scrape and collect endometrium, which is the tissue inside the uterus. Dilation is the widening of the cervix which allows instruments to pass into the uterus, while curettage is the suctioning or scraping of the uterine walls.
This procedure is performed to diagnose uterine cancer or other conditions, remove tissue after a miscarriage, treat heavy bleeding, perform an abortion or investigate infertility. It is performed under general or local anesthesia.
Urogynecologists are OB/GYNs who have undergone additional fellowship training in the diagnosis and treatment of non-cancerous pelvic floor disorders in women. The pelvic floor includes the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support and help control the bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum. Some common pelvic floor disorders are:
Difficulty urinating or having bowel movements (emptying disorders). These and other problems can result from childbirth, aging, disease, surgery, chronic constipation, medications, repeated heavy lifting or other causes. A medical history, physical examination and tests will help the urogynecologist determine the cause of your problem and help you decide on an appropriate treatment.
A hysterectomy is a common procedure that removes the uterus and sometimes the Fallopian tubes and ovaries as well. It may be performed for many reasons including fibroid tumors on the uterus, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis and genital prolapse.
Vaginal hysterectomy involves making an incision in the vagina and inserting a tube with a camera on the end as well as surgical instruments to remove the uterus. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It can often be performed using laparoscopic techniques for less scarring, shorter recovery times and less pain.