Information on procedures specifically for female conditions.
A cervical biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate abnormal cervical tissue found during a Pap smear.
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.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the uterus (womb) is removed. Hysterectomy is the most common non-obstetrical procedure of women in the United States.
Hysterosalpingogram is an outpatient diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the endometrial cavity and fallopian tubes for causes of infertility, or to determine if there is a uterine abnormality.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy is an operation that is performed by passing several instruments through small incision sites in the abdomen in order to operate on the uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a surgical instrument similar to a telescope is inserted through a small incision near the belly button into the abdominal cavity.
LEEP is an outpatient procedure using an instrument that sends a low-voltage electrical current to a fine metal loop. The metal loop cuts and cauterizes abnormal tissue, allowing for safe, relatively bloodless removal of a cone-shaped cervical biopsy.
Myomectomy is the removal of fibroids (myomas) from the smooth muscle lining of the uterus.
Needle suspension procedures and transvaginal tape procedures are surgical procedures used to improve stress urinary incontinence.
Ovarian cystectomy includes two types of surgery: Laparoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to confirm diagnoses and remove benign ovarian cysts. Laparotomy or oophorectomy are open procedures used to remove larger cysts, multiple cysts, or cysts that have ruptured.
Before, during and after surgery, you can do much to lessen the degree and amount of pain.
Are you facing surgery? You are not alone. Millions of Americans have surgery each year. Most operations are not emergencies. This means you have time to ask your surgeon questions about the operation and time to decide whether to have it, and if so, when and where. The information presented here does not apply to emergency surgery.
Sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic test used to determine the cause of abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, new or persistent constipation, protracted diarrhea, rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, or unexplained weight loss. Sigmoidoscopy is also used as a screening tool for colon cancer, evidence of polyps, Crohn's disease, and other problems.
Collagen implants are used to treat incontinence when leakage is caused by lack of control or poor control of urine flow from the bladder.
Uterine suspension is used to relieve pelvic pain or painful intercourse when the pain is thought to be the result of uterine retroversion (tilted uterus).
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