Women's Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett
Gynecologists & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Lawrenceville, GA
Effective gynecologic care doesn’t always require surgery, but many gynecologic surgeries are available to help diagnose and treat conditions or act as a permanent form of birth control. At Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, OB/GYN Joseph Pohl, MD, and his team perform gynecologic surgeries safely after educating you about them and how they can benefit you. To find out if gynecologic surgery is necessary for your treatment, call Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett, or book an appointment online today.
Gynecologic Surgeries Q & A
What is gynecologic surgery?
Gynecologic surgeries are invasive operations to diagnose or treat complications and diseases affecting your female pelvic organs, including your vagina, cervix, Fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries. Some gynecologic surgeries work as a form of birth control instead of treating a disease or condition.
Many gynecologic surgeries are minimally invasive and available in the office on an outpatient basis. Your provider details your surgery to you beforehand and tells you how it will help find an accurate diagnosis, treat your condition, or otherwise achieve your goals. You should let the team know beforehand if you’re pregnant or if it’s possible that you’re pregnant.
Which gynecologic surgeries are available?
For your convenience, Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett offers several options for gynecologic surgery. Getting your surgery in the office allows you to feel comfortable under the care of physicians you trust and avoid visiting a new and unfamiliar location.
One common gynecologic surgery is vaginal hysterectomy. A vaginal hysterectomy doesn’t require an incision in your abdomen. Rather, your surgeon accesses and removes your uterus through your vagina. They detach the cervix from your Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and vagina before removing it entirely. A vaginal hysterectomy can treat a range of complications involving your uterus, including:
- Uterine prolapse
- Uterine fibroids
- Gynecological cancer
- Chronic pelvic pain
Before you get a hysterectomy, it’s important to consider that you can’t get pregnant afterward. The team also offers vaginal vault suspension surgery to treat vaginal vault prolapse as well as surgical procedures like colposcopy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy. These procedures involve thin scope instruments to closely examine your internal organs. You can get them to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
How should I prepare for gynecologic surgery?
Each gynecologic surgery is different, and your provider will detail you the steps you should take to prepare for your specific procedure. They might include:
- Adjusting certain medications that you take
- Avoiding aspirin and other medications that can thin your blood until after the surgery
- Fasting for some time before your surgery
- Attending an initial examination before your surgery
- Make arrangements for assistance at home during your recovery
The team also tells you how long it will take to recover from your specific procedure and what to expect during the recovery. They help you book any necessary follow-up appointments after your surgery and encourage you to report any unusual symptoms, side effects, or changes.
For more information about gynecologic surgery and available options, call Women’s Healthcare Consultants of Gwinnett, or book your appointment online today.