Women's Surgical Services at Page Hospital
Page Hospital offers a variety of new and exciting surgical procedures for the treatment of women’s health issues.
Sterilization for Birth Control
There are two different procedures for sterilization. The first is a standard laparoscopic tubal ligation, commonly referred to as “having your tubes tied”. Laparoscopic tubal ligation is performed by creating two small incisions on the abdomen through which bands are inserted and placed onto the fallopian tubes. This creates a barrier in the tube that prevents unfertilized eggs from passing into the uterus.
The second procedure available is a hysterscopic procedure known as Essure. This procedure is performed vaginally and involves placing a camera into the uterus and inserting small coils into the ovarian tubes. The tubes develop tissue around the coils, which then act as a barrier to eggs.
Both of these procedures are outpatient same-day surgeries. Which procedure is right for you depends on many factors that can be discussed with your doctor.
For those who suffer from certain types of urinary leakage, we offer an outpatient procedure known as a transobturator taping or “TOT”. This procedure involves the insertion of a small mesh sling into the vagina. The sling supports the bladder and prevents urine from leaking with coughing or sneezing, a common problem among women. This procedure can be performed in combination with other procedures, for those women who have several issues.
For women having problems with heavy periods, there are several surgical treatments available. One procedure is known as an endometrial ablation. This outpatient procedure involves placing a camera into the uterus and then flushing hot water into the uterus, which thins the uterine lining. With endometrial ablation, most women experience substantial improvements in bleeding, with over half having no further periods and the remainder having a marked reduction in bleeding with periods.
Another surgical treatment for heavy periods is a hysterectomy. There are many ways that a hysterectomy can be performed. Most hysterectomies performed in Page are done using minimally invasive techniques. These include vaginal hysterectomies and laparoscopic hysterectomies. In these procedures most of the surgery is done vaginally, with only small incisions on the abdomen for laparoscopic procedures. Occasionally a larger incision will be required in certain situations where a traditional abdominal hysterectomy is necessary. Hysterectomy is also a treatment for painful periods and fibroids, which are benign growths on the uterus that cause pain and bleeding.
Additional Women’s Surgeries
Minimally invasive surgery is available for the treatment of a variety of women’s’ health issues including ovarian cysts and pain, tubal pregnancies and endometriosis. These procedures are done using small incisions on the abdomen and are usually same day surgeries.
For more information on women’s surgical procedures, call (928) 645-0740.