When Would I Need Gynecologic Surgery?
The providers at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare dedicate themselves to providing non-surgical treatment methods such as lifestyle modifications, medication, and other therapies. In certain circumstances, surgery may be necessary such as when:
- Conservative, non-invasive therapies aren’t effective
- A health condition endangers a woman or her fetus
- Severe symptoms compromise your quality of life
What Types of Gynecologic Surgeries are Offered?
The skilled providers at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare offer comprehensive in-office and inpatient surgical procedures for both diagnostic and treatment applications. We’re committed to providing the most up-to-date minimally-invasive procedures whenever possible.
Some of the surgical specialties we provide include:
- Laparoscopic surgery: surgery that involves a laparoscope and small incisions
- Hysteroscopic surgery: surgery performed through the vagina using a thin, lighted tube
- LEEP: A procedure using an electric wire loop to remove abnormal cervical cells
- Robotic surgery: machine-assisted surgery that allows for surgical precision
- Colposcopy: a procedure using a magnifying instrument to collect samples for biopsy
The types of surgery we perform using various surgical techniques include:
- Hysterectomy: removal of the uterus
- Oophorectomy: removal of ovaries
- Myomectomy: removal of uterine fibroids
- Dilation and curettage: removal of growths or parts of the uterine lining
- Endometrial ablation: removal of the uterine lining
- Essure® sterilization: permanent insert that prevents pregnancy
- Cesarean section: baby delivery through an abdominal incision
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Gynecologic Surgery?
Your gynecologist may suggest surgery if you can't treat the following conditions with a less aggressive approach:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
- Pelvic pain
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic prolapse
- Ectopic pregnancy
How Can I Prepare for Surgery?
Your provider gives you detailed instructions for the days leading up to and the day of surgery, so you know what to do. You can expect to go through the following before surgery:
- Detailed information about your medical history, allergies, and current medications, including supplements and vitamins
- A physical exam and additional testing to assess your readiness for surgery
- Instructions detailing any dietary restrictions and preparations you need to make for surgery
- What you can expect during and after the surgery
If you’re looking for experienced gynecologic surgeons in Baton Rouge, you’ll find an entire team of quality providers at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare.