Gynecologic surgery is used to address health conditions, pain, and infertility. The board-certified ob/gyn surgeons at Main Line Women’s Health Care Associates have a record of pioneering new, successful treatments and helping women of all ages and health backgrounds with leading medical equipment and techniques. As technology has improved, our medical team has been able to convert many traditional major surgical approaches into minor outpatient procedures or in-office procedures that require minimal anesthesia.
When you schedule a consultation with our doctors for any area of women’s health, we can suggest relevant surgery based on our diagnosis and continue as your medical provider throughout the process of further consultations, preparations, and pre- and post-op care, all without referring you to outside specialists. By providing comprehensive care within our team of medical professionals, you can feel more confident by working with the same people throughout your health care.
A hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the uterus. Women with abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, or pelvic pain are common candidates for a hysterectomy procedure if no other medical conditions create a high risk of further harm. Under general anesthesia, the patient usually spends one day in the hospital and several more weeks in recovery.
Depending on the patient’s needs, hysterectomies can be performed laparoscopically, vaginally, or abdominally. Schedule a consultation today to understand which method is right for you.
Ovarian cysts are not unusual for a woman to experience at some point in her life, and there is nothing you can do in advance to prevent them. Regular women’s health exams that include a physical pelvic inspection will help you and your doctor to detect them as early as possible, before they become large enough to cause pain or rupture. In the event surgery is required to remove one or more cysts, the surgeons at Main Line Women’s Health Care Associates will determine the type and location of each cyst, and a small camera will guide the surgeon during removal.
Because the surgery is minimally invasive, women do not need to spend a long time recovering in a hospital. Once the general anesthesia wears off, patients must care for the small abdominal incisions according to doctor’s instructions until healed and monitor for signs of any infection or side effects.
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To help patients understand more about their bodies, medical diagnoses, and treatment options, Main Line Women’s Health Care Associates has created a glossary of Conditions & Treatments related to women’s health, including sexual health, the reproductive system, and general wellness. While you are always welcome to contact our office and speak to a doctor about part of your diagnosis or treatment, you can also look up terms quickly and conveniently on our website at any time.
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