OBGYNs perform more than a quarter of all surgical procedures for adult women. Of those surgeries, more than a third were gynecologic in nature. If you are in need of a gynecological procedure call or make an appointment online today with Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago at Newport Beach Women’s Wellness Center in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Sayago performs gynecological surgery on women who have a range of conditions including:
Minimally invasive procedures are surgeries performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. This allows for:
A hysterectomy is a procedure that involves removal of your uterus, cervix, ovaries, or fallopian tubes.
Dr. Sayago recommends a hysterectomy as one of several treatment options for women suffering from a variety gynecologic problems including:
You might also need a hysterectomy if you have fibroids, a uterine prolapse, or chronic pelvic pain.
Benign tumors in your uterus that can cause persistent bleeding, anemia, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse and bladder pressure.
Pelvic supporting tissues and ligaments get stretched out or weak causing the uterus to lower or sag into the vagina. Often leads to urinary incontinence, pelvic pressure or difficulty with bowel movements.
Chronic pelvic pain can have several causes, so an accurate diagnosis of the cause is critical before having a hysterectomy for pelvic pain.
There are several different types of hysterectomies that Dr. Sayago performs. They include:
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form in your ovaries. Ovarian cysts are common, and most disappear on their own without treatment.
Ovarian cysts develop when an egg-producing follicle does not rupture. Instead of releasing the egg, it swells with fluid and cyst forms. In some cases, ovarian cysts require surgical removal.
Fibroids are firm, compact tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus. Up to 50% of women have fibroids during their reproductive years.
However, not all need a diagnosis. Most fibroids disappear after menopause.
If Dr. Sayago diagnoses you with fibroids, she often takes a wait-and-see approach. However, should they interfere with your ability to get pregnant, don't respond to medication, or they enlargen, Dr. Sayago recommends gynecological surgery.
If you need a gynecological procedure call or make an appointment online today with Dr. M. Mercedes Sayago at Newport Beach Women’s Wellness Center in Newport Beach, California.