Gynecological surgery addresses the health of the female reproductive system.
Gynecologists care for the complete spectrum of women’s health, including: gynecological conditions and diseases, fertility, pregnancy and contraception. These specialists have completed advanced training in obstetrics/gynecology.
The Urogynecologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist or urologist who combines the expertise in treating women's reproductive system with the urinary tract system, especially urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunctions. The urogynecologist must complete a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery.
What does it mean to be board certified?
It means your physician is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning through board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition to completing education, residency and state licensure, your surgeon is committed to continuing education to stay current with the latest advances in medical science and technology.
Some conditions affecting women’s health that may require surgery include:
- Laparoscopic GYN procedures
- Laser GYN procedures
- Minor vaginal procedures
- Anterior colporrhaphy
- Cervical biopsy
- Cervix cerclage
- Dilation and curettage (D&C)
- Dilation and evacuation curettage (D&E)
- D,C& E with suction curretting anterior/posterior procedures
- Enterocele repair
- Endometrial ablation ovarian cystectomy oophorectomy tubal ligation ESSURE)
- Hysterectomy; total vaginal hysterectomy
- Laparotomy myomectomy cervical polypectomy colposcopy (LEEP)
- Periurethral injection
- Sub-urethral slings