Gynecologic Surgeries

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell

Obstetricians & Gynecologists & Primary Care Physicians located in Madison, WI

If you experience pelvic pain, heavy uterine bleeding, or an abnormal Pap smear or desire permanent birth control, gynecologic surgeries can improve your quality of life or prevent serious women’s health complications. At Physicians for Women in Madison, Wisconsin, the OB/GYN specialists offer the most advanced, innovative gynecologic surgeries using state-of-the-art technology. Schedule an appointment with Physicians for Women over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Gynecologic Surgeries Q & A

What are gynecologic surgeries?

Gynecologic surgeries at Physicians for Women are procedures that target gynecological conditions or offer permanent birth control. The OB/GYN experts each have over 25 years of experience and use the most advanced technology and techniques available. They create tiny incisions or perform vaginal surgeries to optimize healing and minimize pain and recovery time. 

The Physicians for Women team safely and successfully performs the full spectrum of outpatient minor and major gynecologic surgeries. 

 

What are gynecologic surgeries used for?

Gynecologic surgeries can treat the following women’s health conditions:

  • Heavy or abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse and other pelvic support problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Cancer or abnormal growths
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Infertility or repeated miscarriages
  • Abdominal adhesions
  • Ovarian cysts

If you desire permanent birth control, minimally invasive surgery at Physicians for Women can help you achieve your goal.

 

Which gynecologic surgery is right for me?

To determine which gynecologic surgery, if any, you require, your OB/GYN physician reviews your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam, including a pelvic exam, and possibly a Pap smear to screen for signs of cervical cancer. 

Your doctor may take a sample of cervical or uterine tissue during a biopsy, or use imaging procedures to get an in-depth view of your reproductive organs.


What should I expect during the procedure?

Your practitioner lets you know what to expect during surgery. They give you pre-surgery instructions, offer you a sedative prior to the procedure, and numb the treatment area, so you don’t experience pain. 

Your OB/GYN specialist uses operative laparoscopy, carbon dioxide laser excision procedures, and vaginal surgery for fibroids whenever possible. They might recommend:

Hysterectomy

During a hysterectomy, your doctor removes your uterus and, sometimes fallopian tubes and ovaries. They may do so if you desire permanent birth control or experience chronic pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, or another gynecological problem. During the procedure, your OB/GYN specialist makes tiny incisions in your pelvis or removes the uterus through your vagina.

Dilation and curettage (D&C)

Suction D&C allows your doctor to remove tissue for a diagnostic biopsy or eliminate tissue after having a miscarriage.

Endometrial ablation

During endometrial ablation, your doctor uses heat, laser energy, radiofrequency energy, microwaves, or freezing to damage your inner uterine lining. Doing so causes scarring and reduces or eliminates heavy menstrual bleeding.

Colposcopy

Colposcopy is a procedure your physician can use to view your cervix through a microscope and detect gynecological problems. It’s often useful for diagnosing changes in cervical cells after an abnormal Pap smear result.

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

During a LEEP, your doctor uses a thin wire loop and electrical currents to remove abnormal cervical cells, allowing healthy cells to grow in their place.

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which your OB/GYN specialist looks inside your uterus using a thin, telescope-like device they insert through the vagina. Your doctor may use MyoSure® or NovaSure® procedures to diagnose a gynecological condition, remove abnormal growths, or for D&C.

If you require gynecologic surgery, you’re in good hands with the expert OB/GYN team at Physicians for Women. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.