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Gynecologic surgery is used to treat problems of the female reproductive system. Your OB/GYN may recommend surgery to treat a variety of conditions. Many gynecologic surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive techniques, where the surgeon uses tiny incisions in the abdomen or vagina, instead of making large incisions in the abdomen to reach reproductive organs.
The women’s health experts at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican can help determine whether your condition requires gynecologic surgery in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. Find an OB/GYN near you who performs gynecologic surgeries at St. Rose Dominican to learn more about our options for surgery and personalized care.
When medications or other treatments have not been effective, your doctor might recommend gynecologic surgery to treat your symptoms. Gynecologic surgical procedures can address many issues, including:
Gynecologic surgery can be performed as open surgery or minimally invasive surgery. Open surgery involves a large incision and may require an overnight stay in the hospital. Minimally invasive surgery, called laparoscopy, and sometimes robotically assisted, is often an outpatient procedure, depending on what is happening within the body. The type of anesthesia you have depends on your surgical procedure.
Many gynecologic conditions require only minimally invasive surgery, which uses one or more tiny incisions in the abdomen to view and treat problems in the pelvis. Surgery may also be performed through the vagina. Compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is associated with less blood loss, less pain, and quicker recovery.
Open surgery involves larger incisions and requires more recovery time than minimally invasive surgery. With laparoscopy, you will likely recover within a few days. Your doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican will give you instructions and any activity limitations during your recovery period. With most gynecologic surgeries, your doctor will let you know when it is safe to resume sex. Talk with your doctor about a specific recovery plan for the type of surgery you will have.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provides trusted women’s health services, including a wide range of gynecologic surgeries, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.