During this outpatient procedure, typically performed after an abnormal Pap smear, the physician collects a tissue sample from the cervix so that the cells can be examined under a microscope. In some cases, a biopsy may be performed to remove precancerous lesions or larger areas of abnormal tissue.
In this outpatient procedure, a small tool called a curette is used to remove tissue from inside the uterus. Dilation and curettage is often used to obtain a biopsy in cases of heavy menstruation or postmenopausal bleeding or to clear tissue that may be left after a miscarriage or delivery. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
This lets your surgeon examine and treat problems of organs in your pelvic area. It's done with a viewing device called a "laparoscope."
This outpatient procedure reshapes or reduces the size of the labia minora, commonly called the inner lips of the vagina. These are the flaps of skin on both sides of the vaginal canal. Some women have large, protruding or irregularly-shaped labia minora, and this can be uncomfortable and may cause a woman to feel self-conscious. Labiaplasty can give the labia an appearance that a woman believes is more standard.
The simple, in-office screening procedure is used to identify the presence of abnormal cells on the cervix (the opening of the uterus). The Pap test can be used to detect precancerous cells and cervical cancer. It takes only a few minutes to perform.
This outpatient surgery helps restore the area between the vaginal opening and the anus. This area is called the perineum. It can stretch and tear when a woman delivers a baby. It can also be surgically cut to widen the vagina as the baby is born, a procedure called an episiotomy. This procedure can repair excess skin and looseness of the vaginal opening that results from a poorly-healed cut or tear of the perineum.
These are sacs filled with fluid. They can form on or in the ovaries (the reproductive organs that produce a woman's egg cells). Ovarian cysts are common. Most women have them at some time during their lives. In most cases they are not cancerous and aren't harmful.
This minimally-invasive procedure, performed with the da Vinci Surgical System, is used to restore a collapsed vagina. In this procedure, a surgical mesh support is anchored to the sacrum and attached to the outside of the vagina, restoring the vagina to its normal position.