Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic surgery is surgery on any part of a woman’s reproductive system, including the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Gynecologic surgeons often do procedures on a woman’s urinary tract as well, including the bladder. Some gynecologic surgeries are simple and may be done in at the gynecologist’s office, while others are done in the hospital. Common gynecologic surgeries include Tubal ligation (tubes tied)Removal of ovarian cysts (non-cancerous growths on an ovary)Removal of cysts or fibroids (non-cancerous growths) in the uterus Removal of growths from the cervix (the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina)Uterine artery embolization, which cuts off the blood supply to a uterine fibroid so it gets smaller Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy), ovaries, or other parts of a woman’s reproductive system Surgical treatment of gynecological (cervical, uterine, and ovarian) cancers Cystoscopy, which is a procedure that lets the doctor look inside the urinary tract to check for growths, bladder stones, or other problems Hysteroscopy, which is a procedure that lets the doctor look inside the uterus by inserting a thin tube through the vagina and cervix.