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A visit to an OBGYN before childbearing, also known as a preconception check-up, comes highly recommended by professionals. Whether you are just considering starting a family or you are already pregnant, here are some of the benefits of seeing an OBGYN before your family grows.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is a laparoscopic technique that uses a robotic console to support the surgeon with various aspects of the procedure. Rather than manually performing the surgery, your surgeon will use robotic arms to carry out the elements involved in the surgery. However, your surgeon remains in complete control of the robotic arms for the duration of the surgery.
Gynecological laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to look inside your abdomen, in order to examine your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. It can be used as a diagnostic tool, to help find and confirm the origin of symptoms that you have been experiencing, or as part of the process to treat one of several different medical conditions.
Do you suffer from abnormal menstrual bleeding? Some women experience heavy periods, spotting throughout an entire month, or irregular intervals between cycles. This inconvenient and, sometimes, unbearable condition is often treated with hormonal medication. But if this doesn’t work, endometrial ablation may be an excellent option. This is especially true for patients who don’t plan to have any more children in the future.
Screening for cervical cancer is a vital part of staying healthy. If your Pap test or human papillomavirus test shows an abnormality, further testing will be required. This way, your family doctor or gynecologist can verify the findings and determine the severity of the problem. Colposcopy is the additional test that’s often prescribed in this situation. The procedure closely examines the cervix using magnification.
We’ve all heard about, or perhaps even experienced, the effects of alcohol, tobacco or drug withdrawal. When a woman goes through menopause, the wide-ranging and sometimes drastic changes she feels throughout her body are the effects of another kind of withdrawal — estrogen withdrawal.
Silver Cross Hospital was recently designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons worldwide, and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).