Gynecology For Women in Mid- and Later-Life
From the beginning of puberty through menopause, women experience many physical, biochemical and emotional changes. Some of these changes require medical intervention. Some can result in pain, stress, even embarrassment. At Southwest General Hospital, we offer innovative treatment options to help you deal with the changes that occur later in life, to help you feel like yourself again.
da Vinci Hysterectomy
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Effective Treatments for Incontinence to Gynecology & Incontinence
Pelvic floor disorders affect millions of women, and many of those women suffer with incontinence needlessly, not realizing the help that’s available. We’ve developed a unique program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of this common physical concern. Through education, physical therapy and other treatments, we can help you deal with a variety of problems, including:
- Muscular or joint impairments (such as pain, weakness or numbness) related to pregnancy, childbirth, childcare activities or menopause
- Incontinence of the bowel or bladder (mild to severe leakage that occurs when you cough, sneeze or exercise)
- Abdominal or pelvic pain following surgery
- Lack of sexual appreciation related to pain or weakness
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor who can help you decide what the best form of treatment is for you.
Learn more about our OB/GYN program from Dr. Alecozay: