Our San Antonio OBGYNs expertly perform Gynecologic Surgery
Gynecologic surgery deals with surgical procedures related to the female reproductive system. It includes a range of procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, oophorectomy, and tubal ligation. These procedures are performed to treat various conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and cancer.
Types of Gynecologic Surgery
There are several types of gynecologic surgery, which can be broadly classified into the following categories:
- Minimally invasive surgery is a type of surgery that uses small incisions and specialized tools to access and operate on the affected area. This type of surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery and can result in less pain, scarring, and a shorter recovery time. Some examples of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries include laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic-assisted surgery, and hysteroscopy.
- Open surgery is a type of surgery that involves making a large incision in the abdomen or pelvic area to access and operate on the affected area. This type of surgery is generally more invasive than minimally invasive surgery and can result in more pain, scarring, and a longer recovery time. Some examples of open gynecologic surgeries include abdominal hysterectomy and radical hysterectomy.
- Reconstructive surgery is a type of surgery that is performed to restore the structure and function of the female reproductive system. It is often performed after cancer treatment or traumatic injury. Some examples of reconstructive gynecologic surgeries include vaginal reconstruction, pelvic organ prolapse surgery, and urethral sling surgery.
Conditions Treated with Gynecologic Surgery
Gynecologic surgery is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Cervical and uterine cancer
- Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Gynecologic surgery carries risks and complications
Like all surgeries, gynecologic surgeries carry some risks and complications, include
- Anesthesia-related complications
- Damage to nearby organs
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
It is important to discuss these risks with your doctor before undergoing any surgery.
Our San Antonio OBGYNs are attentive during your recovery and follow-up
Recovery time after surgery varies depending on the type of surgery and individual factors such as age and overall health. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for postoperative care and to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments.
It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our San Antonio OBGYNs.