When do women need gynecological surgery?
Our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns pursue several treatment options before considering gynecological surgery. However, in certain circumstances, surgery may be the best choice. Our experienced, highly trained surgeons perform the most-advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, including da Vinci® robotic surgery. Leading-edge techniques help patients recover faster and with fewer complications than traditional, open surgery.
When gynecological surgery is the best option
After our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns have tried more-conservative treatment options, they discuss gynecological surgery with patients. Here are some common conditions that may require gynecological surgery to achieve a complete recovery.
- Endometriosis. Our physicians may perform a minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscopy to diagnose and treat endometriosis by removing endometrial implants. This surgery requires general anesthesia. In severe cases where the patient does not get pain relief from laparoscopic surgery, a hysterectomy may be necessary.
- Uterine fibroids. Fibroids cause a variety of symptoms, including menstrual problems, vaginal bleeding, cramps and infertility. Gynecological surgery helps women who have not responded to medication. Uterine fibroids may be removed during a myomectomy, a procedure where our surgeons remove the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. Other procedures our obgyns may consider include endometrial ablation, hysteroscopy, uterine artery embolization or MRI-guided ultrasound surgery. In severe cases, hysterectomy may also be an option.
- Abnormal uterine bleeding. If medication doesn’t reduce heavy bleeding and long menstrual periods, gynecological surgery may be the optimal treatment. Our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns decide which type of gynecological surgery to perform based on whether the patient wants to have children, her age and her symptoms. Surgery ranges from endometrial ablation to uterine artery embolization. A hysterectomy may be necessary if other methods do not help with the bleeding.
Leading-edge surgical techniques provide patients with better outcomes
Our obgyns pursue advanced training and educational opportunities to give our patients the best care. Patients who are scheduled for surgery can rely on our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns’ skills and knowledge. Contact us for an appointment.Tweet