Salinas Valley GYN Surgery
Gynecology Operations in Monterey Peninsula & the Central Coast
During your regular visit with the gynecologist, they may inform you that
you require a surgical operation to treat your condition. People are understandably
apprehensive about receiving surgery; remember that this is not a sign
of the worst. Millions of women every year receive GYN surgeries, and
most operations are minimally invasive and permit you to return home the
same day. These operations are designed to relieve pain, treat cancer,
and resolve abnormalities in the pelvic region.
The gynecologists at Salinas Valley Medical Clinic are attentive and listen
carefully to your needs. Your regular OB/GYN may not be capable of performing
your surgery, and if this is your first time working with one of our doctors
we assure you that you will be treated with the respect and care you deserve.
Importance of GYN Surgery
When your OB/GYN recommends surgery, it is not something you should wait
on. They likely believe you have a condition that will worsen over time,
or need to take a closer look inside to confirm or rule out a cancer diagnosis.
Learn more about GYN operations from the overview below and ask your doctor
any questions that will help you feel more at ease.
GYN surgery overview:
Hysterectomy – This is a procedure in which the doctor removes the uterus or damaged
parts within it. These surgeries are recommended when doctors find fibroid
tumors, abnormal uterine bleeding, or cancer. There may be other reasons
for the operation you should discuss with your doctor.
Colposcopy – In this minimally invasive operation, the doctor inserts a small camera
(colposcope) into the uterus to get a clearer picture of the vaginal walls.
Doctors often recommend this when PAP smears show unusual results and
further testing is needed.
Dialation & Curettage (D & C) – This is a very common GYN procedure where the uterine lining is removed
to be tested for cancer and polyps. This procedure is also used to remove
uterine abnormalities like fibroid tumors and remnants of placenta after
Cervical Cryosurgery (Cryotherapy) – In most cases, your cervix is able to recover from abnormalities without
treatment. When this does not happen, cryotherapy may be recommended.
In this operation, the abnormalities are frozen and destroyed so that
they cannot develop into a serious condition like cancer.
For more information on GYN procedures, speak with your gynecologist. The
medical team at Salinas Valley Medical Clinic is happy to answer any of
your questions as well.