Gynecology is the branch of medicine dealing with health care for women. Gynecologic surgery includes certain problems of the female genitourinary tract. Procedures performed at Ingalls Same Day Surgery include:
D&C (Dilation and Curettage)
A D&C is a procedure in which the lining of the womb (uterus), also known as the endometrium, is scraped away. Dilation refers to the stretching the opening of the cervix. The loosening and removal the lining of the uterus is called curettage.
Hysteroscopy is a way to look inside the uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, telescope-like device that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix. It may help a doctor diagnose or treat a uterine problem.
An endometrial ablation is a surgical technique used to eliminate the endometrial lining of the uterus. Its purpose is to end the menstrual flow.
Tubal reanastamosis (reconnection of the tubes) is a reversal of a tubal ligation. The surgeon removes the blocked portion of the fallopian tubes.
Endometrial biopsy is a procedure in which a tissue sample is obtained from the endometrium (the inside lining of the uterus) and is then observed under a microscope. The tissue is thoroughly examined for any cell abnormalities or cancer.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy / Pelviscopy
Diagnostic laparoscopy is minimally invasive surgery for the diagnosis of a medical ailment. Pelviscopy refers to a special type of operative laparoscopy, in which more extensive procedures are performed.
Including Lysis of Adhesions, removal of tubes/ovaries, and drainage of ovarian cysts.