Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a thin telescope in placed into the abdominal cavity. Tubal sterilization, ovarian cyst removal, endometriosis treatment, and hysterectomy procedures are examples of procedures using this technique. A laparoscopy is also used to help diagnose problems.
Hysteroscopy is also a telescope procedure which is placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity. It can be used as a diagnostic tool as well as removing polyps, fibroid tumors, endometrial ablations and tubal sterilization (Essure).
Total hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix.
Subtotal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus without the cervix.
Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingoophorectomy is the removal of the uterus, tubes and ovaries.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure performed to eliminate or greatly reduce menstrual bleeding. There is the NovaSure method which uses heat. It is a minimally invasive procedure that destroy the uterine lining.
Essure provides permanent birth control by obstructing the fallopian tubes without any abdominal incisions. Tiny coils are places into the tubes with the aide of a hysteroscope and permanent scar tissue then builds up around the coils to prevent pregnancy.
Endometrial biopsy is when tissue is scraped from the endocervical canal or endometrial wall with a curette to get tissue samplings.
Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a kind of binocular microscope that looks for discharge, inflammation, ulceration, or lesions in the vagina and cervix.
Salpingectomy involves an incision of the abdomen to remove part or all of the fallopian tubes on one or both sides.
Oophorectomy involves an incision of the abdomen to remove all or part of one or both ovaries.
LEEP is a loop electrode excision procedure that uses a hot cautery wire with an electrical cutting current to obtain a specimen for diagnosis.
Monarc sling operation is when synthetic material or fascia from the rectus abdominus muscle is used as support to eliminate stress incontinence.
Myomectomy is the excision of fibroid tumors of the uterus.