Surgical procedures seem like high stress events, but they don’t have to be. At Littleton Gynecology and Wellness, we offer minimally invasive procedures that get the job done without interfering too much with organs other than the affected ones. Often, the recovery period is only a week or two, and you can go home the same day without having to stay the night in a hospital bed. Minimally invasive surgeries are usually done through laparoscopy and are highly effective and safe.
Surgical Sterilization Procedures in Littleton
Tubal ligation surgery, also known as “getting your tubes tied,” is a minimally invasive surgery that closes the fallopian tubes, preventing eggs from getting to the uterus, thereby making pregnancy nearly impossible. This surgery is available to those who never want to be pregnant. It is important to make this decision on your own, without familial or partner pressures, because the reversal process is very costly and poses other risks.
Hysterectomy Procedure in Littleton
A hysteroscopy procedure can be done vaginally or as a diagnostic laparoscopic procedure, and it’s where our providers remove your uterus completely. After this process, there will be no menstruation and no possibility of pregnancy. This procedure is only done for those who have serious complications with their uterus, usually involving cancer, and after no other treatments have been effective. This procedure is minimally invasive because it can be done without making a large incision.
Ovarian Cyst Removal in Littleton
An ovarian cyst is either a fluid filled or solid pocket of cells that resides on the ovaries. These cysts can sometimes be harmless, but if they get too large, they can interfere with the function of the ovaries. These cysts can also become cancerous. If they become problematic, they will need to be removed. Ovarian cyst removal at our Littleton office consists of a diagnostic laparoscopy procedure to locate the cysts and then removing them in a minimally invasive procedure.
Uterine Fibroid Removal in Littleton
Uterine fibroid removal, also known as a myomectomy, removes the lining and the fibroids of the uterus instead of removing the entire uterus. This is optimal for those who have severe fibroid problems in their uterus and would like the lining removed but would like to keep their uterus for the possibility of being able to have children. This procedure is minimally invasive, and our Littleton providers are licensed to perform it.
Dilation and Curettage Procedure in Littleton
A dilation and curettage procedure is when we dilate the cervix and then curette the inside of the uterus. Sometimes, there are polyps or other materials left behind in the uterus that need to be cleaned out. This process clears the uterine lining by removing these excess cells. This process is common after miscarriages and abortions; it can also treat abnormal bleeding or other problems with the uterine lining.