Surgery

Anterior and/or Posterior Vaginal Repair

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Basic Post-Op Care

PAIN MANAGEMENT: There are many benefits to keeping your pain under control, which include being able to move easier, breathe deeper, and cough more effectively. All of these things are essential to your recovery because they can prevent complications such as pneumonia, blood clots, and psychological stress. Unless you have a reason to not take …

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C-Section

A primary c-section means a c-section done on a woman who has had no previous c-section. At Brockville General Hospital, we are happy to report that our primary c-section rate is less than 15%, which is the target suggested by the World Health Organization. Primary c-sections are done for many reasons. Sometimes the baby is …

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D&C

D&C stands for dilation and curettage. Dilation refers to the opening of the cervix, and curettage means a sampling of the lining of the uterus. After the cervix is opened, a small instrument that looks kind of like a tiny spoon (a “curette”) is inserted into the uterus and used to scrape cells from the …

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Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to help decrease or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. It is a short procedure that is done in the operating room under an anesthetic. After it is completed you are able to go home and return to your usual activities within a day or two. At Brockville General Hospital, the device …

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Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy means surgical removal of the uterus. Other parts that may or may not be removed at the same time include: Ovaries Cervix Fallopian Tubes Depending on the reason for the surgery and the technique being used to remove the uterus, one or all of the above may also come out with the uterus. …

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Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure where a camera is inserted through the opening in your cervix into the uterine cavity and allows us to look inside the uterus. This is currently normally done in the operating room with either sedation and freezing injected into the cervix, or a general anesthetic. The first step is to …

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Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy refers to a method of doing surgery that is often referred to as “keyhole surgery”. During a laparoscopy, an incision is made at the belly button and a camera is inserted. The abdomen is then filled with air in order to be able to see around inside. Often other small incisions are made on …

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Tubal Ligation

A tubal ligation is a procedure done for birth control purposes. This can be done in a number of ways. Usually it is done laparoscopically (“keyhole surgery”) but sometimes it is done at the time of a c-section if requested. It can involve the removal of all or part of the fallopian tubes, or cauterizing/destroying …

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