Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
With an emphasis on preventive health, the gynecologic surgeons at St Mary’s Regional Medical Center perform a number of surgical procedures for women of all ages. These minimally invasive procedures include hysterectomies, diagnostic laparoscopy with tubal ligation and diagnostic laparoscopy for ectopic pregnancy.
Hysterectomy (Vaginal and Abdominal)
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus. This procedure can be performed abdominally or vaginally. An abdominal hysterectomy is performed by making an incision in the abdomen, and it often requires a longer recovery period and higher complication rates. Considered a less invasive approach, a vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus through the vagina. This procedure typically involves a shorter recovery time and lowers the chance of complications.
For more details on gynecologic surgery or to schedule an appointment, call us at 580-249-3770.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy With Tubal Ligation
Tubal ligation, a procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are surgically closed to prevent conception and pregnancy, is a type of permanent birth control. This procedure can be performed at any time, by itself or in conjunction with another abdominal surgery.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Ectopic Pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. In this type of pregnancy, the egg cannot survive and, if left untreated, can cause life-threatening bleeding to the mother. If detected in the later stages, surgery is necessary.