Most women have seen a gynecologist for yearly checkups and tests. However, women may not be aware that gynecologists also perform a number of surgical procedures to combat benign conditions and assist with family planning.
If you’re suffering from a gynecologic condition or disorder, or if you want to learn more about surgical gynecology, don’t hesitate to contact La Peer’s Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence for a consultation with one of our expert team members. Our goal is to help women maintain gynecologic health and enjoy life.
Common Gynecological Surgery Procedures
For some women, medication and hormonal treatments are not effective at treating gynecologic conditions. Surgical gynecology offers relief for women experiencing a wide range of gynecologic conditions and disorders including:
Additionally, Dr. Peyman Banooni and the rest of the board-certified gynecologic surgeons at La Peer Health System perform procedures for women seeking a permanent means of birth control.
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
In the past, women had little choice but to undergo invasive surgical procedures to relieve gynecologic conditions. Dr. Banooni and the rest of the surgeons at the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence are trained in the most state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures available. If you think you may be suffering from a gynecologic disorder, or if you want to learn more about permanent birth control, don’t hesitate to contact our caring staff for more information.
Here are some of the forms of surgical gynecology offered at our outpatient center:
For women desiring a permanent form of birth control that is 99 percent effective, Essure may be a viable option. An incision-free treatment, Essure involves the placement of an insert into the fallopian tubes. Because the procedure is not easily reversed, Essure is not a good option for women who may want to have children in the future. However, women who are done having children may want to consider this hormone-free method of birth control.
A minimally invasive outpatient procedure, NovaSure is a form of endometrial ablation that treats heavy menstrual bleeding by removing the endometrium (uterine lining) through radiofrequency energy. NovaSure affects a woman’s ability to carry a pregnancy to term, and is not a good option for patients who want to have children in the future. However, for women who are done having children, NovaSure can offer safe, profound relief from heavy bleeding and cramping.
Uterine polyps and fibroids can cause heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding, among other unpleasant symptoms. A state-of-the-art outpatient procedure, MyoSure allows doctors to remove fibroids and polyps without incisions. Not only do women recover quickly after undergoing MyoSure, but the procedure also allows for the preservation of uterine function.
A minimally invasive procedure, hysteroscopy allows gynecologic surgeons to diagnose and treat uterine conditions. After inserting a slim lighted tool called a hysteroscope into the vagina, surgeons can view the inside of the uterus and remove polyps. Hysteroscopy makes it possible to treat gynecologic conditions without creating an incision in the abdomen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is a hysteroscopy performed?
A: At the Gynecologic Surgery Center of Excellence, our experts perform hysteroscopy both to diagnose and treat abnormal menstrual bleeding.
Q: What is minimally invasive gynecologic surgery?
A: Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery may involve laparoscopic, robotic-assisted or vaginal surgical techniques. Performed on an outpatient basis, these procedures allow for faster recovery, reduced scarring and a smaller risk of infection.
Q: What gynecologic conditions can be treated through minimally invasive surgery?
A: The board-certified surgeons at the Gynecologic Surgery Center utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat uterine fibroids, polyps and prolapsed, as well as other conditions.
Contact Our Board-Certified Gynecologists
If you’re suffering from a gynecologic condition or looking for a new method of family planning, you may want to contact the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence for a consultation. Schedule an appointment with our world-renowned team online, or call (888) 374-0367.
Next, learn about Essure, state-of-the-art permanent birth control.