The purpose of this procedure is to destroy any abnormal cervical cells that show changes which may lead to cancer, called precancerous cells. Your gynecologist may use the term cervical dysplasia to describe your condition.
D&C: Dilation and Curettage
Dilation and curettage, commonly called a D&C, is one of the most common gynecological procedures. During this non-surgical procedure, the doctor removes uterine lining with suction or a sharp curette (surgical instrument). The procedure is a way to diagnose uterine conditions including uterine cancer or polyps and the precancerous condition endometrial hyperplasia. Your healthcare provider may also recommend it to remove uterine fibroid tumors, a molar pregnancy, or a placenta that remains in the uterus after a delivery that has caused excessive bleeding.
A gynecologist may use the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) when a PAP smear indicates there are abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix. During the procedure, she uses an electrically-charged, thin wire loop to cut away the abnormal tissue.
A myomectomy is an operation to remove fibroids while preserving the uterus. For women who have fibroid symptoms and want to have children in the future, myomectomy is the best treatment option. Myomectomy is very effective, but fibroids can re-grow.
Lap Ovarian Cystectomy or Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy is a surgery performed to remove an ovarian cyst using laparoscopy while still preserving the ovary so that the women can remain fertile. The surgery is also adopted to diagnose or rule out ovarian cancer.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It may also involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other surrounding structures. Usually performed by a gynecologist, hysterectomy may be total or partial.
Tubal Recanalization Surgery
Laparoscopic Tubal Reversal is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure (laparoscopy), using small, specially-designed instruments to repair and reconnect the fallopian tubes.