Obstetrics and gynecology are two surgical specialties, often abbreviated OB/GYN, that deal with female reproductive organs. The field of obstetrics specifically focuses on pregnancy and child delivery, whereas gynecology takes a broader stance and is concerned with general female reproductive health. UnityPoint Clinic - OBGYN provides a full range of OB/GYN procedures including traditional and minimally invasive options for therapeutic or diagnostics reasons.
Hysterectomy is one of the most common OB/GYN surgical procedures. At UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, both traditional or minimally-invasive surgical options are offered. If your doctor recommends this procedure, you could be a candidate for da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, which is one of the least invasive treatment options for this condition. Surgeons can work with unmatched precision and control with only a few small incisions.
Compared to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomies, the da Vinci method offers numerous benefits including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
Other common procedures include:
- D&C Dilation and Curettage
- Anterior or Posterior Repair for Vaginal Prolapse
- Endometrial Ablation
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