Sometimes further evaluation of a GYN issue is necessary, so your doctor may recommend that you have a procedure or surgery. The following are common gynecologic procedures and surgeries performed:
Blood transfusion is the transfer of whole blood or a component–such as plasma, platelets, red blood cells, or clotting factors–from one person to another. Blood donation only takes about 15 minutes and can benefit victims of accidents, natural disasters, and serious illness.
Bone Mineral Densitometry
Bone mineral densitometry (BMD) determines the amount of bone and over time can track loss (and the risk of developing osteoporosis) by measuring radiation absorption by the skeleton.
A cervical biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate abnormal cervical tissue found during a Pap smear.
Colonoscopy is used to evaluate blood in stool, abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, or abnormalities found during x-rays. It is also used to determine the type and extent of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is used to screen for colon cancer.
Cryosurgery of Cervix
Cryosurgery is a freezing technique using nitrous oxide (liquid nitrogen) to destroy abnormal tissue. The procedure is usually performed in the office and requires no anesthesia.
Culdocentesis is a procedure used to determine if an ectopic pregnancy or ovarian cyst has ruptured. This test determines whether there is internal bleeding in the lower abdomen that is not visible vaginally.
A cystometric study evaluates bladder function and can confirm whether a bladder muscle or bladder nerve problem exists.
Cystoscopy is designed to diagnose and evaluate urinary tract injuries, and to provide guidance before and during surgical procedures.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the uterine lining is destroyed either with a laser electrosurgery, or another method.
Endometrial biopsy is a diagnostic test performed in a doctor’s office. The test is used to acquire a small tissue sample of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) for further examination.
Hysterectomy is the most common non-pregnancy related major surgery performed on women in the United States. Approximately 600,000 women undergo this procedure every year. Hysterectomy refers to surgical removal of the uterus. Frequently, the ovaries are removed at the same time. Hysterectomy is widely accepted both by medical professionals and the public as appropriate treatment for uterine cancer and for various common non-cancerous uterine conditions that can produce disabling symptoms of pain, discomfort, uterine bleeding, emotional distress, and related complaints. Yet, while hysterectomy can alleviate uterine problems, less invasive treatments are available for some conditions.
In-Office Leep procedures (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)
A LEEP should be done when you are not having your menstrual period to give a better view of the cervix. In most cases, LEEP is done in a health care provider’s office. The procedure only takes a few minutes. During the procedure you will lie on your back and place your legs in stirrups.
Physicians prefer the instant preliminary results that an in-office ultrasound provides, as well as faster delivery of the final report. Typically, we deliver the MD the final report through our secure digital reporting system with unparalleled turnaround times. Compared to the 24 hour delay of third-party imaging centers, we offer a considerably faster service. Furthermore, physicians and patients appreciate that mobile imaging is more flexible with scheduling and that services can easily be rescheduled to meet the needs of the patient.
Skin lesion removal is a procedure or surgery to remove growths on your skin. You may have a skin lesion removed because it is too big, bothersome, or uncomfortable. Or you may have a lesion removed because it could be cancerous or precancerous. Often the doctor can remove simple skin lesions during a routine visit.
Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a surgical sterilization procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are either clamped and blocked or severed and sealed. Both methods prevent eggs from being fertilized. Tubal ligation is a permanent method of sterilization.
Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. Fallopian tubes are structures that allow eggs to travel from the ovaries to the uterus. Salpingectomy may be needed to treat ectopic pregnancy or infection.
A laparoscope is a telescope designed for medical use. It is connected to a high intensity light and a high-resolution monitor. In order for the surgeon to see inside your abdomen, a hollow tube (port) is placed through your abdominal wall, and the laparoscope is inserted into the port. The image of the inside of your abdomen is then seen on the monitor. In most cases, this procedure (operation) will be able to diagnose or help discover what the abdominal problem is.
Axonic Bladder Stimulator
Axonics Therapy uses a miniature implant to provide gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel. This can help restore normal communication between the brain and the bladder and bowel, which can results in an improvement of your symptoms.
Bulkamid is clinically proven to be durable and effective out to seven years, providing women with safe and long-lasting relief of their SUI symptoms.
Vaginal Support surgeries
A colposcopy is a procedure to check your cervix, the wall of your vagina and your vulva for signs of cancerous or pre-cancerous tissue. If you’ve had an abnormal Pap test or a positive HPV test, your provider may recommend colposcopy to get closer to a diagnosis.