If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or any other gynecologic concerns, surgery can help diagnose and treat your condition. The women’s health experts at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology, with two locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, offer several surgical gynecology procedures to keep you as healthy as possible. To learn more about the gynecologic procedures available at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology, call the office or schedule a consultation online.
Your Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology provider may recommend surgical gynecology if you have:
There are plenty of reasons for gynecologic surgery, so talk to your doctor right away if you experience any pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or extreme bloating.
Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology performs several surgical gynecology procedures, including:
A hysterectomy removes a woman’s uterus. It is typically only recommended to treat noncancerous conditions when other treatments have proven unsuccessful. You may need a hysterectomy if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, abnormal bleeding, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, or chronic pelvic pain.
A myomectomy removes noncancerous uterine fibroids and reconstructs the uterus to improve uncomfortable symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding and chronic pelvic pain. Unlike a hysterectomy, which completely removes your uterus, you can still bear children after a myomectomy.
A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows your doctor to see your reproductive organs. During the procedure, your doctor makes a small incision in your abdomen and inserts the laparoscope to view the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It can be used to confirm the presence of endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, check for fallopian tube blockages, diagnose infertility causes, and more.
The LEEP procedure is recommended if you have abnormal results from your Pap smear. If there are abnormal cells on the surface of your cervix, your doctor uses a thin wire, shaped like a loop, to cut away at any abnormal tissue they see.
Permanent birth control options, such as tubal ligation, are available at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology. During a tubal ligation, your doctor makes small incisions in the abdomen and cuts, ties, or seals your fallopian tubes. This prevents sperm from passing through and reaching your eggs.
Ablation is a groundbreaking procedure that destroys the uterine lining, or endometrium, to help alleviate the symptoms of endometriosis. During the procedure, a balloon is filled with a small heating device and sugar water. The balloon itself fills the uterine cavity as the device heats up the fluid inside to treat the uterine lining. In all, the procedure takes about eight minutes, and you can return to work in one to three days.
Surgical gynecology is completely individualized for each patient, so it’s important to consult with your doctor about how to prepare before surgery. Most procedures require little to no preparation on your end, but your doctor may ask you to avoid eating or drinking for a number of hours beforehand.
It’s important to discuss your family and medical history at your initial appointment, especially if you’re currently taking any medications. During this visit, your doctor can also tell you what to expect from the surgery and recovery period.
If you have a gynecologic condition that requires surgery, call the women’s health experts at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology or book an appointment online.