Procedures


 

Bone Mineral Densitometry

Bone mineral densitometry (BMD) determines the amount of bone and over time can track loss (and the risk of developing osteoporosis) by measuring radiation absorption by the skeleton.

http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/bone-densitometry

 

Cervical Biopsy

A cervical biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate abnormal cervical tissue found during a Pap smear.

http://www.webmd.com/cancer/cervical-cancer/cervical-biopsy-for-abnormal-cervical-cell-changes

 

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is used to evaluate blood in stool, abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, or abnormalities found during x-rays. It is also used to determine the type and extent of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it is used to screen for colon cancer

http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/colonoscopy-what-you-need-to-know

 

Cryosurgery of Cervix

Cryosurgery is a freezing technique using nitrous oxide (liquid nitrogen) to destroy abnormal tissue. The procedure is usually performed in the office and requires no anesthesia.

http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/cryotherapy-cryosurgery-for-genital-warts

 

Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is designed to diagnose and evaluate urinary tract injuries, and to provide guidance before and during surgical procedures.

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/cystoscopy-16692

 

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the uterine lining is destroyed either with a laser electrosurgery or cryoablation.

https://www.webmd.com/women/endometriosis/what-is-endometrial-ablation#1

 

Endometrial Biopsy

An endometrial biopsy is a diagnostic test performed by taking a small sample of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). The sample is sent to pathology to diagnose abnormal cells.

https://www.webmd.com/women/endometriosis/what-is-an-endometrial-biopsy#1


 

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, with or without the removal of the ovaries.

http://women.webmd.com/tc/hysterectomy-topic-overview

 

Hysterosalpingogram

Hysterosalpingogram is an outpatient diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the endometrial cavity and fallopian tubes for blockage of the fallopian tubes or other uterine abnormalities.

https://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/blocked-fallopian-tubes-test#1

 

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) is similar to a vaginal hysterectomy by removing the uterus with the use of a laparoscope.

http://women.webmd.com/guide/hysterectomy?page=3

 

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through an incision near the belly button to look at the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. Laparoscopy is used to diagnose problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. Tissue samples may be taken for biopsy through the laparoscope.

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/laparoscopy-16156

 

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue. It can remove abnormal cervical tissue that is seen during a colposcopy or tissue within the cervical canal that is not seen during the colposcopy.

http://www.webmd.com/cancer/cervical-cancer/loop-electrosurgical-excision-procedure-leep-for-abnormal-cervical-cell-changes

 

Myomectomy

Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus.

http://women.webmd.com/uterine-fibroids/myomectomy-17717

 

Needle Suspension Procedures and Transvaginal Tape Procedures

Needle suspension procedures and transvaginal tape procedures are surgical procedures used to improve stress urinary incontinence.

 

Ovarian Cystectomy

Ovarian cystectomy can be preformed by two different procedures: Laparoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to confirm diagnoses and remove benign ovarian cysts. Laparotomy is an open procedure used to remove ovaries or larger cysts.

 

Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic test used to determine the cause of abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, new or persistent constipation, protracted diarrhea, rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, or unexplained weight loss. Sigmoidoscopy is also used as a screening tool for colon cancer, evidence of polyps, Crohn's disease, and other problems.

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/sigmoidoscopy-anoscopy-proctoscopy

 

Urinary Incontinence and Collagen Implants

Collagen implants are used to treat incontinence for leakage caused by lack of control or poor control of urine flow from the bladder.

 

Uterine Suspension

Uterine suspension is used to relieve pelvic pain or painful intercourse when the pain is thought to be the result of uterine retroversion (tilted uterus) or prolapse.

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