Surgery

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Gynecology Associates of Fredericksburg offers the most experienced surgeons in advanced pelvic surgery and minimally-invasive surgery in the Fredericksburg area, treating a variety of pelvic abnormalities such as uterine and vaginal prolapse, fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis. We provide personal attention to all of our clients and take the time to fully discuss your individual needs.


See Our Surgical Statistics

  • More than 700 GYN procedures performed in the past 3 1/2 years, including 250 hysterectomies
  • 83% of hysterectomies performed minimally invasive with 35% of hysterectomies performed vaginally and 48% done laparoscopic assisted
  • The American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has identified vaginal hysterectomy to be the preferred method for hysterectomy because of less blood loss, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and less need for narcotic pain medication.
  • All surgical procedures, even minor surgeries, can have risks including hemorrhage, infection, injury to other organs such as bowel or bladder,scarring, even death. Risks and benefits of surgery, as well as alternatives, should be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon before a decision for surgery is made.
  • Statistics reported form 1/2012 through 6/2015

Surgical Procedures:

minimally invasive surgery in which the uterus (with or without the tubes and ovaries) is removed through an upper vaginal incision (no abdominal incisions).
minimally invasive surgery in which the uterus (with or without the tubes and ovaries) is removed through the vagina with the assistance of laparoscopy. The operation is performed through small incisions (usually .5 to 1.5cm) in the abdomen.
removal of uterus (with or without the tubes and ovaries) through a larger incision in the abdomen.
removal of uterus while leaving the cervix intact.
an incision of varying lengths is made in the abdomen to explore the abdominal cavity or remove a pelvic mass.
surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids which are non-cancerous muscle tumors of the uterus (may be done through a laparotomy or laparoscopically).
vaginal surgery to correct cystocele
vaginal surgery to correct rectocele
vaginal surgery to correct laxity or scarring of vaginal opening
vaginal surgery to correct enterocele
minimally invasive 30-minute outpatient procedure to correct stress urinary incontinence
minimally invasive procedure to treat heavy menstrual periods
insertion of an optic instrument through the cervical canal into the uterine cavity to evaluate the uterine lining and remove polyps or fibroids.
dilation and curettage is a procedure in which the tissue is removed from inside the uterus, used to diagnose or treat various bleeding abnormalities such as heavy menstrual bleeding.
permanent sterilization procedure in which a soft, flexible plug is inserted into the fallopian tubes through hysteroscopy.
laparoscopic permanent sterilization procedure in which a clip is placed across each fallopian tube.
minimally invasive surgery performed through small incisions (usually .5cm to 1.5cm); lysis of adhesions (removal of scar tissue), fulguration (burning) of endometriosis, removal of fallopian tubes, ovaries, ovarian cysts and fibroids can often be done.
a dye is injected through the cervical canal to determine if the fallopian tubes are open or blocked as part of an evaluation for infertiltiy.