Surgical Gynecology

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Surgical gynecology, as it name suggests, refers to surgery of the female reproductive system. Procedures that fall under this umbrella include incontinence, infertility, cancer and other ailments; however, some gynecological surgeries are performed electively.

Understanding Gynecological Surgeries

There are numerous gynecological surgeries. A general list includes:

This surgery repairs the vaginal wall to repair hernias.

Dilation and Currettage (seen as “D&C”)

This surgery removes abnormal tissues in the uterus, abnormal uterine bleeding, or cancer.

Endometrial Ablation

This procedure removes the endometrium from the uterus, stopping or reducing heavy menstrual bleeding.


Hysterectomies remove the uterus in its entirety. Your doctor may also choose to remove one or both ovaries, and the fallopian tubes.


Also known as Ovariectomy, this surgery removes one or both ovaries.

Tubal Ligation

Colloquially known as ‘tying the tubes,” this surgery cuts, cauterizes or bands the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Tubal Ligation is a permanent form of birth control.

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Establishing Women’s Healthcare

A trained OB/GYN can provide services for the entire spectrum of womanhood — from childbirth to menopause and more. It is crucial to establish a relationship with an OB/GYN, so you’re able to receive the necessary treatment for your unique needs. As you age, your healthcare needs change, and a trained healthcare provider will ensure you’re met with compassionate, high-quality care built around you.

Scottsboro OB-GYN: Surgical Gynecology Experts

Whether you require gynecological surgery, or just need guidance on your next steps, Scottsboro OB-GYN is trained in providing high-quality women’s healthcare in a comfortable, compassionate setting.
Since 1980, Scottsboro OB-GYN has been a leader in women’s healthcare. We’re confident we can provide you the necessary surgery to have you feeling your best.

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 256-259-5211. Open Monday through Friday.