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GYN Surgery

Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy, or surgical removal of the uterus, is a commonly used method of treating many problems that can affect the uterus. This webpage explains the conditions that might make you consider a hysterectomy. It also describes the different types of hysterectomy, the possible risks associated with the surgery, and how the surgery is performed.

Permanent Birth Control
CCOG offers three highly effective in-office options for permanent birth control: tubal ligation, Essure® and Adiana®. Here you’ll find descriptions of all three options, as well as links to additional information.

Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is a type of procedure that allows a physician to view or operate on organs in your abdomen or pelvis using a thin, telescope-like surgical instrument. This page will tell you more about this type of procedure, including when it’s used and what to expect afterwards.

Endometrial Ablation
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that removes the inner lining of the uterus, often to help control heavy uterine bleeding. Here you’ll find more about how the procedure compares to hysterectomy and what to expect after the procedure.

Hysteroscopy
Similar to laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a physician to view or operate on the inside of your uterus using specialized surgical instruments. On this page we describe the conditions and procedures that may call for hysteroscopy, the risks and advantages of hysteroscopy, and where to find additional information on the Internet.

Incontinence Therapy
This page describes the many options for treating urinary incontinence and provides links to additional information.