Gynecological Surgery Specialist

M. Mercedes Sayago, MD -  - Gynecologist

Newport Beach Women's Wellness Center

M. Mercedes Sayago, MD

Gynecologist & Medical Spa located in Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

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.

Gynecological Surgery Q & A

What is gynecological surgery?

Dr. Sayago performs gynecological surgery on women who have a range of conditions including:

  • heavy menstrual periods,
  • irregular menstrual periods,
  • pelvic pain,
  • recurrent pregnancy loss
  • ovarian cysts.

Minimally invasive procedures are surgeries performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. This allows for:

  • shorter hospital stays,
  • less discomfort
  • shorter recovery times.

What is a hysterectomy?

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:

  • The tissue lining your uterus growing outside of it
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Irregular, heavy or very long periods

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.

Uterine prolapse

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

Chronic pelvic pain can have several causes, so an accurate diagnosis of the cause is critical before having a hysterectomy for pelvic pain.

What are the different types of hysterectomies?

There are several different types of hysterectomies that Dr. Sayago performs. They include:

  • Vaginal: Your female reproductive parts are removed through the vaginal opening.
  • Abdominal: Your uterus is removed through an incision in your lower abdomen.
  • Partial: The uterus is removed and leaves other female organs in place

What are ovarian cysts?

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.

What are fibroids?

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.