What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by vulvar discomfort or pain. Patients often complain of burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness in the vulvar area. The characteristics of the pain are often different for different women. There are essentially two types of vulvodynia – organic vulvodynia (vulvodynia with a known cause) and […]
About da Vinci® Surgery When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
Overview Ovarian masses are common in women. Also called tumors or cysts, these masses can either be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Following are several types of benign ovarian masses
Overview Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy is an operation that is performed by passing several instruments through small incision sites in the abdomen in order to operate on the uterus, tubes, and ovaries. One of the main purposes of this technique is to enable your doctor to complete your hysterectomy without resorting to a large incision […]
Overview Cervical dysplasia is a term used to describe the appearance of abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix, the lowest part of the uterus. These changes in cervical tissue are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. While dysplasia itself does not cause health problems, it is considered to be a precancerous condition. Left […]
Overview Bartholin’s duct cysts and abscesses are common vaginal lesions that can cause a lot of discomfort to a woman. Although usually not serious, they should be followed closely and treated by your gynecologist.
Overview Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common condition that is defined as heavy menstrual flow, or unexpected or prolonged bleeding. The incidence of abnormal uterine bleeding increases as women grow older. Abnormal uterine bleeding may be caused by a variety of factors and, depending on the cause and nature of the bleeding, there are a […]
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