During menstruation, the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – is shed, resulting in various levels of bleeding. Some women experience heavy bleeding, or menstruation periods that last longer than normal. Many seek treatment to control this, usually beginning with medication. If heavy bleeding cannot be controlled with medication, endometrial ablation – the destruction of the endometrium – might be a good alternative.
Fibroid tumors, cysts, and other adhesions and conditions that may develop in the uterus are common health problems experienced by women of all ages. In order to determine the exact condition, and to assess the necessary course of treatment, it’s important to analyze the uterus and its internal structures. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that checks for these abnormalities and in some cases, is used to remove them.
Fibroid tumors are a common female health problem. They consist of muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus and are almost always benign (not cancerous), with rare cases (less than 1 in 1,000) resulting in cancer.
An ovarian cystectomy is performed during either a laparoscopy or a laparotomy. A laparoscopy involves a smaller incision, but a laparotomy is more often used when there are concerns of cancer, as the larger incision provides a better view of the abdominal and pelvic organs.
Pelvic organ prolapse, also referred to as pelvic floor dysfunction, is a common condition and can vary among women. About 35% of women will develop some form of pelvic organ prolapse in their lives. The pelvic floor consists of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina, and bladder.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It is the most commonly performed gynecological surgical procedure. There are two main types of hysterectomies: Total (“complete”) or Partial (“supracervical”, or above the cervix). A total or complete hysterectomy involved removing the body, fundus, and cervix of the uterus. A partial hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterine body but leaving the cervical stump.
The best treatment option available if you are searching for the most effective but least invasive treatment for uterine fibroids. This uterine preserving procedure performed with the assistance of the da Vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to perform this delicate procedure with unsurpassed benefits that both surgeon and patient can appreciate.
Tubal ligation, commonly called “tying the tubes”, is the surgical procedure for female sterilization. Permanent sterility is achieved by preventing transport of the egg (ovum) to the uterus. The surgery also prevents the sperm from traveling up the fallopian tubes where fertilization normally occurs.