As trained specialists, the physicians at Madison Women’s Health offer a comprehensive range of surgical options tailored to each patient’s needs.
These can also be done at the hospital.
This is an office based procedure during which the cervix is looked at microscopically to determine if there are any abnormal patches of cells.
This is an office based procedure done to treat abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is numbed with local anesthetic and then an instrument cooled with liquid nitrogen is applied to the cervix.
LEEP (Loop Electrocautery Exclusional Procedure)
This acronym stands for “loop electrocautery excisional procedure”. This office or hospital based procedure is used to remove abnormal patches of cells from the cervix.
Early Miscarriage Treatment – Dilation and curettage (D&C)
What is commonly called a “D&C”, this acronym stands for dilation and curettage. This office or hospital based procedure is performed after administering medication to minimize discomfort. The cervix is gently dilated and a suction device is used to remove tissue from the uterine cavity. This procedure can be used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, or miscarriage.
This is an office or hospital based procedure that looks at the inside of the uterus through a camera inserted through the cervix. It may be used as a means to investigate or treat heavy menstrual bleeding, as a part of the Essure sterilization procedure, and in fertility evaluations.
This is an office procedure done under the guidance of an ultrasound machine to provide a more detailed view of the uterus and its anatomy. It is often done to evaluate issues such as irregular bleeding, uterine fibroids or recurrent miscarriages. It is not very painful, although some mild cramping may be experienced during the procedure.
Essure (TM) – Tubal Permanent Sterilization
This is an office or hospital based procedure in which small coils are placed in the fallopian tubes for the purpose of permanent birth control. The coils are placed by means of hysteroscopy (see above).
All our hospital procedures are at Meriter Hospital.
Minimally invasive surgery
Hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic resection of fibroids, polyps, and uterine septum
Lysis of adhesions (removal of scar tissue)
Ovarian cystectomy (removal of ovarian cyst)
Resection of endometriosis
Oophorectomy (removal of ovary)
Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
Myomectomy (removal of fibroid)
Endometrial ablation (therapy for heavy menstrual periods)
-Novasure, Hydrothermal Ablation
See description above in Office Procedures.
Dilation and curettage (D&C)
See above in Office Procedures.
Cesarean Section (C-Section)
Cerclage placement (treatment for incompetent cervix)
A cerclage (sur-CLAHJ) is surgical procedure sometimes used to treat a condition called cervical insufficiency. This condition describes the inability of the uterine cervix to maintain a pregnancy in the second trimester despite there being no contractions or signs of labor. Certain aspects of a woman’s medical or obstetric history may predispose her to cervical insufficiency
Surgery for pelvic floor prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where one or more pelvic organs drop from their normal position in the pelvis. Symptoms can involve the sensation of pelvic pressure, organs bulging out of the vagina, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, or discomfort with intercourse. Depending on which organ or organs are affected by prolapse, different therapies are available. Some of the therapies are surgical, others do not involve surgery.
Anterior and posterior colporrhaphy
Anterior colporrhapy (coal POUR ippy) is a surgical procedure that treats a cystocele. A cystocele (SIST o seel) occurs when the bladder drops from its normal place in the vagina. It can cause difficulty with urination, either leaking or difficulty with bladder emptying.Posterior colporrhaphy is a surgical procedure that treats a rectocele. A rectocele (RECT o seel) occurs when the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina. It can cause difficulty having bowel movements.
TVT (tension free vaginal tape or suburethral sling)
TVT (transvaginal taping) is a surgical procedure that treats urinary leakage due to the pressure in the bladder being greater than the pressure in the urethra. This can occur with coughing, laughing, sneezing or lifting. This is often performed when non-surgical treatments have failed. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and helps support the urethra in a way that mimics normal anatomy.
Vaginal cuff suspension
A vaginal cuff suspension is a surgical procedure that treats vaginal vault prolapse. Vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the top of the vagina loses its support and drops. It occurs in some women who have had hysterectomies.
Cystoscopy is a procedure that allows the surgeon to view the inside of the bladder. It is often performed in conjunction with surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse.
Please call to schedule an appointment if you would like to further discuss any of these procedures for your particular symptoms.