Gynecological Surgery

There are a number of different reasons your provider may recommend gynecological surgery. Surgery could help deliver your baby safely, correct a health condition, or give you an option for permanent birth control.

Common gynecological surgery procedures our doctors perform include:

  • Hysteroscopy – This procedure is used to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus, such as abnormal uterine bleeding. Your doctor uses a hysteroscope, which is a thin, lighted device like a telescope that he or she inserts through your vagina into your uterus. The hysteroscope displays an image of the inside of your uterus onto a screen.
  • NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation – To help control heavy bleeding when medication is ineffective, this procedure uses radiofrequency energy to destroy a thin layer of the lining of your uterus (endometrial tissue).
  • Dilation and Curettage – Your doctor dilates your cervix enough to be able to insert a thin instrument that allows him or her to remove tissue from inside your uterus. It may be performed in conjunction with hysteroscopy or other procedures.
  • Laparoscopy – Also known as minimally invasive surgery, this procedure is performed using small cuts instead of a large incision. This usually results in less pain and faster healing than traditional open surgery. A laparoscope, which is a thin, lighted device with a camera on the end, allows the doctor to view your internal organs on a screen to guide the surgery.
  • Tubal Ligation – In this laparoscopic procedure for permanent birth control, your doctor closes off your fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from reaching an egg.
  • Hysterectomy – This surgery involves removing your uterus to treat a medical condition such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, or cancer. Your doctor may remove your ovaries and fallopian tubes as part of this surgery or leave them in place depending on your need for the hysterectomy. Your doctor may perform the surgery vaginally, through your abdomen, or with laparoscopy depending on your need for the hysterectomy.
  • Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery – Depending on the reason for surgery, vaginal reconstruction surgery may be performed vaginally, through your abdomen, or with laparoscopy.
  • Urethral Sling for Urinary Incontinence – This procedure may be performed vaginally, through your abdomen, or with laparoscopy.
  • Cesarean Birth – This is the delivery of your baby through incisions made in your abdomen and uterus rather than through the vaginal canal. There are many reasons why your baby may be born this way.
  • Cervical Cerclage – Also called a cervical stitch, this procedure involves your doctor stitching your cervix closed when you are pregnant to prevent it from opening too soon, resulting in premature delivery or a miscarriage. Your doctor will remove the stitches before you go into labor.

Depending on the type of procedure you need, your insurance coverage, or your preference or the preference of your doctor, you may have gynecological surgery at High Plains Surgery Center  or Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. In either case, your doctor will perform your surgery. If he or she needs an assistant, in most cases it will be another doctor from Cheyenne Women’s Clinic.

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