Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic surgery is performed in the U.S. every day. One of the most common types of surgeries in this specialty area is a hysterectomy – the surgical removal of all or part of the uterus. Twelve hysterectomies are performed every ten minutes, according to the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation.

Health problems that may require the need for gynecologic surgery may include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • And more

Our surgeons conduct gynecologic surgeries for the above health conditions every day. No matter what type of surgery is taking place – whether it’s an invasive, inpatient procedure or an outpatient, minimally invasive surgery, Hunt Regional surgeons perform the procedures with the utmost care. They work side-by-side with our anesthesiologists who have specialized training in the latest techniques for ambulatory and minor surgery, pediatric anesthesia, and post-operative pain management.

Types of Gynecologic Surgery performed:

As mentioned above, hysterectomies are extremely common in the U.S. The same source mentioned above states that by age 60, approximately 37 percent of all American women will have had a hysterectomy. Our gynecologic surgeons perform these procedures through laparoscopy (minimally invasive techniques) which help reduce the amount of recovery time needed following surgery.

This surgery is often performed when a woman is experiencing chronic pelvic pain or infertility. This minimally invasive procedure uses a laparoscope or lasers to correct the problem in the pelvic region. Because the procedure is not seriously invasive, it usually does not require a long recovery period.

When a woman is dealing with extremely heavy menstruation, there are surgical treatments designed to stop the problem. One of those treatments is endometrial ablation, which destroys the endometrium (uterine lining) that causes the heavy bleeding. The procedure uses a hysteroscope to eliminate the uterine lining and is also a minimally invasive procedure.

Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure that stops a woman’s fallopian tubes from allowing an egg to reach the uterus. It also stops sperm from reaching the egg in the fallopian tube. Tubal reversal surgery, on the other hand, reverses this procedure by restoring fertility and allowing access to the egg from the fallopian tube.

Gynecologic surgery, especially for those who have never gone through such a procedure, can be scary. No matter which gynecologic surgery you or your loved one may be preparing for, remember that our experienced team of medical professionals is here for you.

Related Locations

  • Hunt Regional Specialists General Surgery
    • 4211 Joe Ramsey Blvd, Suite 100, Greenville, TX 75401
    • 903.408.5770
  • Hunt Regional Center Greenville
    Hunt Regional Medical Center Greenville
    • 4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd E, Greenville, TX 75401
    • 903.408.5000
  • Hunt Regional Specialists Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • 5101 Wellington St., Suite A, Greenville, TX 75402
    • 903.408.7768