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EMERGENCY  surgery

Sometime emergencies happen.  We are prepared to take care of you even in quick, emergent situations.  Below is a sampling of some of the emergency procedures we offer.  Click on the links below to learn more.  

Cervical Dilation and Currettage (D&C)

Usually two common reasons to perform this procedure

  • ​​First is to treat heavy menstrual cycles to diagnose abnormalities in the lining of the uterus.  

  • Relieve heavy vaginal bleeding or uterine hemorrhage typically associated with miscarriage.  Specifically, the procedure is used to complete the removal of the abnormal pregnancy products to stop the bleeding. 

  • In both cases the uterus is complete cleaned to prevent further bleeding or infection, it is performed vaginally.  

  • Most patients require mild pain relievers for cramping pain and may resume normal work activities in one week. 

Ectopic Pregnancy Removal

This procedure is sometimes requires to remove a pregnancy implanted outside the uterus such as in the fallopian tubes.  If not corrected, an ectopic pregnancy poses significant risk of maternal hemorrhage or death.  This procedure usually can be done using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy. 

  • Small camera is inserted through a small incision.  Most incisions are no more than an inch in size.  

  • The pregnancy is located and removed with care to try and preserve the fallopian tube if the situation allows.  

  • If the tube is not injury by the ectopic pregnancy, it may remain functional and help in becoming pregnant in the future.  

  • Most patients resume normal work activities within 1-2 weeks.

Ovarian torsion

The procedure helps to correct the abnormal rotation of the ovary, usually because of an ovarian cyst or mass, that can twist and shut off the blood supply to the ovary.  Ovarian torsion is a rare but very painful problem for some women.  if not corrected quickly, it can lead to damage to the ovary and require its removal.  Procedure can usually be done using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy.  

  • A camera is inserted through a small incision near the bellybuton.   The affected tube/ovary is inspected and it still healthy is untwisted to relieve the impingement.  On occassion, the underlying contributing factor is also removed, i.e cyst.  

  • ​Usually patients require only mild pain relievers

  • Patients can resume normal activities in 1-2 weeks. ​