Gynecology

Gynecology

Gynaecology or gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts. Literally, outside medicine, the term means \"the science of women\"

Fetal Surgery

Fetal Surgery

Fetal surgery is any of a broad range of surgical techniques that are used to treat birth defects in fetuses who are still in the pregnant uterus. Open fetal surgery involves completely opening the ut

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Bartholin\'s Cyst Treatment

Bartholin\'s Cyst Treatment

A Bartholin's cyst is a fluid-filled swelling on one of the Bartholin's glands. The Bartholin's glands are on each side of the opening of the vagina, on the lips of the labia. They secrete vaginal

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Breast Biopsy

Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is a test that removes tissue or sometimes fluid from the suspicious area. The removed cells are examined under a microscope and further tested to check for the presence of breast canc

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Breast Exam

Breast Exam

Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, disto

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Cervical Biopsy

Cervical Biopsy

A cervical biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a small amount of tissue is removed from the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus located at the end of the vagina. A cervical b

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Cervical Cautery

Cervical Cautery

Cervical cauterization is a procedure that is used to destroy abnormal (noncancerous or precancerous) cells on the opening to the womb (cervix). Cauterization is carried out through the use of heat, e

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Cervical Conization

Cervical Conization

Cervical conization (CPT codes 57520 (Cold Knife) and 57522 (Loop Excision)) refers to an excision of a cone-shaped sample of tissue from the mucous membrane of the cervix. Conization may be used eith

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Cervical Polyp Removal

Cervical Polyp Removal

A cervical polyp is a common benign polyp or tumour on the surface of the cervical canal. They can cause irregular menstrual bleeding but often show no symptoms.

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Colposcopy

Colposcopy

Colposcopy (Ancient Greek: κόλπος kolpos "hollow, womb, vagina" + skopos "look at") is a medical diagnostic procedure to examine an illuminated, magnified view of the cervix and the tissues

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Contraceptive Implant

Contraceptive Implant

A contraceptive implant is a type of hormonal birth control. It releases a hormone called progesterone into the body to prevent pregnancy. The implant itself is a very small plastic rod about the size

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Cystocele Repair

Cystocele Repair

A cystocele occurs when the wall between a woman's bladder and her vagina weakens and allows the bladder to droop into the vagina. ... Treatment ranges from no treatment for a mild cystocele to surge

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Dilation and Curettage

Dilation and Curettage

Dilation (or dilatation) and curettage (D&C) refers to the dilation (widening/opening) of the cervix and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus and/or contents of the uterus by scraping

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Ectopic Pregnancy Surgery

Ectopic Pregnancy Surgery

a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube.

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Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium. This procedure is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. Sometimes a lighted viewing instrument (hyste

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Endometrial Biopsy

Endometrial Biopsy

The endometrial biopsy is a medical procedure that involves taking a tissue sample of the lining of the uterus. The tissue subsequently undergoes a histologic evaluation which aids the physician in fo

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Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis Treatment

a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation.

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Female Sterilization

Female Sterilization

Sterilization, female surgical: Female surgical sterilization blocks (or removes part or all of) the fallopian tubes so the egg cannot travel to the uterus. The procedure is done by various surgical t

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Fetal Medicine Consultation

Fetal Medicine Consultation

Maternal–fetal medicine (MFM) (also known as perinatology) is a branch of medicine that focuses on managing health concerns of the mother and fetus prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Mat

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Fetal Surgery

Fetal Surgery

Fetal surgery is any of a broad range of surgical techniques that are used to treat birth defects in fetuses who are still in the pregnant uterus. Open fetal surgery involves completely opening the ut

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Four Dimensional (4D) Ultrasound

Four Dimensional (4D) Ultrasound

3D scans show still pictures of your baby in three dimensions. 4D scans show moving 3D images of your baby, with time being the fourth dimension. It's natural to be really excited by the prospect of

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Gynecologic Laparoscopy

Gynecologic Laparoscopy

A gynaecological laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside your pelvis, for example at your fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus (womb). It can be used either to diagnose a condit

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Gynecology Checkup

Gynecology Checkup

Gynecology ("gyn" for short) is a medical field that focuses on the female reproductive system. A gyn checkup is a yearly health check — like a regular eye exam or dental checkup. ... The Female R

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Gynecology Consultation

Gynecology Consultation

the branch of physiology and medicine which deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is any form of hormone therapy wherein the patient, in the course of medical treatment, receives hormones, either to supplement a lack of naturally occurring hormones

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test

a virus with subtypes that cause diseases in humans ranging from common warts to cervical cancer.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

a virus with subtypes that cause diseases in humans ranging from common warts to cervical cancer.

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Hymenotomy

Hymenotomy

A hymenotomy is a medical procedure involving the surgical removal or opening of the hymen. It is often performed on patients with an imperforate or septate hymen, or other situations where the hymen

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy

a surgical operation to remove all or part of the uterus.

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Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tu

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Hysterosonography

Hysterosonography

Hysterosonography, which is also called sonohysterography, is a new noninvasive technique that involves the slow infusion of sterile saline solution into a woman's uterus during ultrasound imaging.

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Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement

Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement

a contraceptive device fitted inside the uterus and physically preventing the implantation of fertilized ova.

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Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal

Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal

a contraceptive device fitted inside the uterus and physically preventing the implantation of fertilized ova.

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Menopause Checkup

Menopause Checkup

the ceasing of menstruation.n the period in a woman's life (typically between the ages of 45 and 50) when menstruation ceases

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Myomectomy

Myomectomy

Myomectomy, sometimes also fibroidectomy, refers to the surgical removal of uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids. In contrast to a hysterectomy the uterus remains preserved and the woman retains

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Nuchal Translucency Scan (NT scan)

Nuchal Translucency Scan (NT scan)

A nuchal scan or nuchal translucency (NT) scan/procedure is a sonographic prenatal screening scan (ultrasound) to detect cardiovascular abnormalities in a fetus, though altered extracellular matrix co

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Oophorectomy

Oophorectomy

surgical removal of one or both ovaries; ovariectomy.

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Ovarian Cyst Removal

Ovarian Cyst Removal

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the ovary. Often they cause no symptoms. Occasionally they may produce bloating, lower abdominal pain, or lower back pain.

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Ovarian Transposition Surgery

Ovarian Transposition Surgery

Ovarian transposition is a surgical maneuver used to protect ovarian function before delivery of gonadocidal doses of radiation therapy. Ovarian transposition has been performed in patients whose trea

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Ovarian Tumor Removal

Ovarian Tumor Removal

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well a

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Pap Smear Test

Pap Smear Test

a test carried out on a sample of cells from the cervix to check for abnormalities that may be indicative of cervical cancer.n a sample of cells collected from the cervix for testing.

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Pelvic Adhesiolysis

Pelvic Adhesiolysis

Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form between organs. In the abdomen, they form after an abdominal surgery or after a bout of intra-abdominal infection (ie, pelvic inflammatory disease, diverti

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Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulator

Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulator

Pelvic floor electrical stimulation for the treatment of urge and mixed urinary incontinence in women.

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Pessary Placement

Pessary Placement

A therapeutic pessary is a medical device similar to the outer ring of a diaphragm. Therapeutic pessaries are used to support the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum. Pessaries are a treatment option f

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Pessary Placement

Pessary Placement

A therapeutic pessary is a medical device similar to the outer ring of a diaphragm. Therapeutic pessaries are used to support the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum. Pessaries are a treatment option f

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Prenatal Counseling

Prenatal Counseling

prenatal counseling. Instruction of pregnant women and their partners about the choices they may need to make during pregnancy, esp. about prenatal nutrition, folic acid supplementation, exercise, scr

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Presacral Neurectomy

Presacral Neurectomy

Presacral neurectomy is the interruption of the superior hypogastric plexus, defined by Dr. M.G. Cotte in 1938. Tjaden used the surgical technique first described in 1899 by Jaboulay and Ruggi.

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Tubal Ligation Reversal

Tubal Ligation Reversal

A tubal ligation reversal is a procedure to restore fertility after a woman has had a tubal ligation — a procedure that cuts or blocks the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. During a tubal ligati

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Urodynamic Evaluation

Urodynamic Evaluation

Urodynamic testing or urodynamics is a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic tests can help explain symptoms such as: inco

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Uterine Prolapse Surgery

Uterine Prolapse Surgery

Obliterative Surgery: A type of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in which the vagina is narrowed or closed off to provide support for prolapsed organs. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A condition in which pel

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Vaginal Culture Test

Vaginal Culture Test

A Vaginal Culture Test involves growing cells that have been taken from a woman's vagina, to identify the microorganisms present in them. ... The vagina normally contains a diverse population of micr

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Vaginal Vault Prolapse Surgery

Vaginal Vault Prolapse Surgery

Surgery Overview. Vaginal vault prolapse occurs when the upper portion of the vagina loses its normal shape and sags or drops down into the vaginal canal or outside of the vagina. ... Vaginal vault pr

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Vaginectomy

Vaginectomy

Vaginectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the vagina. It is usually used as a treatment for vaginal cancer. Vaginectomy is also used as part of some types of female-to-male sex reas

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Vaginismus Treatment

Vaginismus Treatment

Vaginismus, sometimes called vaginism and genito-pelvic pain disorder, is a condition that affects a woman's ability to engage in vaginal penetration, including sexual intercourse, manual penetration

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Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty

plastic surgery performed to create a vagina.

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Vulval Biopsy

Vulval Biopsy

A vulvar/vaginal biopsy takes one or more samples of tissue from the vulva or vagina. The vulva is the outer parts of the female genitals, including the labia, which are often called the lips, and the

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Vulval Skin Treatment

Vulval Skin Treatment

The outer, most prominent folds of skin are called labia majora, and the smaller, inner skin folds are called labia minora. Vulvar cancer can affect any part of the female genitalia, but usually affec

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Vulvectomy

Vulvectomy

Vulvectomy refers to a gynecological procedure in which the vulva is partly or completely removed. The procedure is usually performed as a last resort in certain cases of cancer, vulvar dysplasia, vul

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