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Surgical

Surgical

When the need arises for a woman to have a surgical procedure performed, our physicians are highly qualified to perform surgery for several types of women’s procedures.

Surgical Services our “physicians” are highly qualified

SURGICAL PROCEDURES

D&C (Dilation and Curettage)

This is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. The surgeon dilates the cervix and inserts instruments into the uterus to remove pregnancy tissue after a miscarriage. A D&C may also be performed with a hysteroscopy to remove tissue for abnormal bleeding in patients who are not pregnant. This surgery is an outpatient procedure and recovery time is very minimal.

Endometrial Ablation

This is a procedure that destroys the endometrial lining to help reduce or eliminate heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle. This is a day surgery procedure and has very little recovery time. This is not recommended for patients that still want to have babies. It is also not a form of birth control and you still need a good form of contraception after surgery.

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. By definition, it does not include the fallopian tubes or ovaries. The removal of the fallopian tubes is called a salpingectomy. The removal of ovaries is called an oophorectomy. Your physician can help decide if removal of your tubes and ovaries are necessary at the time of a hysterectomy. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have periods and cannot become pregnant.

Surgical approaches:

• Abdominal Hysterectomy – the surgeon makes a cut in the abdominal wall to expose the ligaments and blood vessels around the uterus. The ligaments and blood vessels are then separated and tied off so they won’t bleed. The uterus and cervix are removed from the body and the top of the vagina is repaired by sewing it closed so a hole is not left.
• Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – minimally invasive surgery to remove your uterus. Tiny incisions are made in the abdominal wall to provide access for the camera and other surgical instruments. The uterus is usually removed through the vagina and the top of the vagina is then stitched together.

Hysteroscopy

This is a procedure where the surgeon inserts a camera through the cervical canal into the uterine cavity in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. This is a day surgery (you have surgery and go home same day). Typically, recovery time is very minimal with a very small amount of postoperative pain.

Laparoscopic Procedures

A procedure which is minimally invasive using a small camera through small incisions to perform surgeries needed by a woman.

Myomectomy

This procedure is typically done with an open incision in your abdomen (similar to a c- section incision or bikini cut). The uterine muscle is then incised (cut), and fibroids are removed from the muscle wall of the uterus.

The uterine muscle is then sewn back together using several layers of stitches. This surgery is a major surgery and requires recovery time in the hospital for about 2-3 days and at home for at least 4 weeks.

Surgical Consultation

Consultation

At Premier Healthcare for Women, physicians will assess all options before a surgery will be recommended.
Our patient can rest assured that the best care and professional diagnosis of any type of problem will be addressed fully with each patient.