It is common for you to be told by your gynecologist that further procedures are needed to evaluate their reproductive problem. Most women have to face a gynecological procedure each year. Therefore, it is vital to learn more about common GYN procedures and surgeries before you need them.  By learning about them, you will be a step ahead and in a better position to understand whenever your gynecologist recommends the procedure or surgery. Your doctor may recommend minor or major surgery. Suppose you are looking for the perfect center to get minimal surgery done. In that case, you can get the best minimally invasive surgery services at University Reproductive Associates under the leadership of Dr. Michael Cho.

What is robotically assisted gynecological surgery?

This is a procedure whereby a video-equipped surgical robot is used. It delivers extreme precision and helps the doctors complete the surgery with just one small incision instead of a large incision. Your surgeon operates the robot using a bedside console. With it, they can see detailed and magnified images of the operating site. In the end, there is greater precision and lower risk, if any, of blood loss. This shortens your recovery period and chances of the area of incision becoming infected.

Common types of gynecological surgeries

Cervical cryosurgery

At times, your cervix may develop cells that may heal normally. However, if these cells do not heal, you need to seek a health professional’s services. They may recommend cervical cryosurgery. This procedure aims at freezing a section of the cervix.  The procedure destroys abnormal cervical cells that may otherwise be cancerous. Such cells are referred to as precancerous cells.  Gynecologists may refer to this condition as cervical dysplasia.

Colposcopy

This is a non-surgical diagnostic procedure that is performed using a colposcope. The tool also is used to examine the vagina, the cervix, and the vulva when you have an abnormal pap smear. In case an area of unusual cells is found, the doctor will take a sample and send it to the laboratory for further testing.

Hysteroscopy

This is a non-surgical way that a gynecologist uses to diagnose and treat uterine problems. The procedure involves removing any adhesions. It can also locate an intrauterine device and it can  determine the reason for a miscarriage. Your gynecologist uses a hysteroscope to conduct the procedure. A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted instrument that looks like a telescope. They insert it into your uterus through your vagina. The device sends pictures of the uterus to a screen, where thus, the gynecologist can examine it in detail.

Loop procedure

A loop electrosurgical excision procedure is recommended when a PAP smear shows abnormal cells’ growth on the cervix. When doing this, they use an electrically charged thin wire loop to cut the abnormal tissues away.

The specialists at University Reproductive Associates use their combined experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and modern medicine to provide you with quality obstetrics and gynecology care.  Their proviers specialize in robot-assisted gynecology surgeries. Contact your gynecologist to learn more about the available procedures.

This is a non-surgical way that a gynecologist uses to diagnose and treat uterine problems. The procedure involves removing any adhesions. It can also locate an intrauterine device and it can  determine the reason for a miscarriage. Your gynecologist uses a hysteroscope to conduct the procedure. A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted instrument that looks like a telescope. They insert it into your uterus through your vagina. The device sends pictures of the uterus to a screen, where thus, the gynecologist can examine it in detail.