Gynaecological surgery is a daunting proposition for most women and something that they try to avoid as much as possible. However, women often require surgery for ailments that are simply unavoidable. This is why it is important to have regular visits with your gynaecologist, to make sure that you identify problems as soon as possible. If you find yourself in need of gynaecological surgery, it can help a great deal to calm your nerves if you have trust in the facility where your operation will be performed.
Centurion Day Hospital should be your first choice for gynaecological surgeries and procedures in Gauteng. Our highly trained surgeons perform numerous procedures in our well-equipped facilities.
Let’s take a look at some of the gynaecological procedures performed:
Dilation and Curettage: Scraping/Cleaning The Inside of Uterus
Dilation and curettage is a procedure that is often used for diagnostic purposes. It entails the removal of a part of the lining of the uterus and/or the scraping of the uterus, to remove its contents. The scraping of the uterus is often intended to remove tissue in the case of a non-viable pregnancy. Removing the excess lining of the uterus can help to treat certain conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Tissue that is causing abnormal bleeding can also be removed during the procedure.
Drainage of Bartholin Cyst
A Bartholin cyst is characterised by a swelling of the Bartholin’s glands, located in the opening of the vagina. The cyst may not be painful, but it is still best to have it checked by a medical professional. In some cases, the cyst might require surgical drainage. During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision into the cyst and insert a catheter to help it drain over time.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that aims to reduce the menstrual flow experienced by a patient. During the surgery, the lining of the uterus is eroded, without the need to make an incision. Narrow tools are used to fill the vagina with warm fluids, which destroys the uterine lining in time. Endometrial ablation is very effective at treating women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding, and it can stop the bleeding completely in some cases.
Hysteroscopy: Inspection of the Inside of Uterus
During a hysteroscopy, a gynaecologist will examine the inside of the cervix and uterus using a flexible tube. During the examination, the gynaecologist will commonly take a tissue sample for analysis. However, a hysteroscopy can also be used as a surgical intervention to remove polyps or fibroid tumours from the uterus.
Contact Centurion Day Hospital if you require gynaecological surgery! Our team of dedicated staff members will be with you every step of the way as you start your treatment journey. Feel free to browse our website for more information on any of the procedures performed at our facility or book a consultation online to speak with one of our surgeons.