Consultants in Women’s Healthcare in St. Louis provides various gynecologic & minimally-invasive surgery options. It’s our goal to make sure you are well-informed regarding your surgical procedure, from pre-surgery preparation to post-surgery recovery. Our patients receive the personal and individual care that has helped CWHC establish its reputation in St. Louis and the surrounding regions.
Learn about the various gynecologic surgery procedures below or visit with one of our providers.
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery performed through the vagina in order to evaluate and treat issues of the uterine lining. Hysteroscopy can simply be diagnostic, allowing your provider to visualize and obtain tissue, or it can be operative, utilizing specialized equipment to remove fibroids or burn the uterine lining (also known as an endometrial ablation).
Endometrial ablation is a minor, outpatient procedure used to treat heavy periods or heavy menstrual bleeding, known as menorrhagia. There are several types of endometrial ablation procedures, each utilizing a variety of different energy sources, however, the common goal is to reduce or eliminate a woman's menstrual periods.
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. It is done for a variety of reasons including pain associated with the uterus, abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroid tumors, as well as pre-cancerous changes of the uterus. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes may be removed at the same time. The surgery can be performed in several ways, and the approach is specifically tailored to every patient.
A myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a myoma, or a fibroid tumor, from the wall of the uterus. Fibroid tumors are common, and when asymptomatic, they do not require treatment. However, if a woman’s fibroids are problematic, causing symptoms such as abnormal or heavy bleeding, pain, or rapid growth, surgical management may be indicated.
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Vaginal prolapse, commonly known as a cystocele or a rectocele, occurs when vaginal tissue drops beyond the vaginal opening. Women may experience a bulge, pelvic pain or heaviness, discomfort with intercourse, or difficulty with urination and bowel movements.