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Gynecologic Surgery

At Cheyenne Obstetrics and Gynecology, we perform a full scope of gynecological and laparoscopic surgery procedures for women’s health, ranging from minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to advanced abdominal and pelvic surgeries. The most common procedures at Cheyenne OBGYN include vaginal hysterectomy, minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic reconstructive surgeries, and surgeries for ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, fibroids, urinary incontinence, and endometriosis. We are also proud to be the only office in Cheyenne to offer minimally invasive daVinci robotic surgery.

The gynecological and laparoscopic surgery women’s health procedures available at our Cheyenne clinic include:

Incontinence/Bladder Surgery

There are several different kinds of surgeries to correct urinary incontinence, the accidental release of urine when a weakened pelvic floor allow the bladder to release. Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, experienced when sneezing, coughing, and laughing, but it does not cause major health issues.

We always suggest pelvic-floor exercises, aka Kegels exercises, as well as changes in your diet or caffeine intake prior to any surgery to treat urinary incontinence. If these options have shown no changes to your symptoms, surgery may be your best option.

Cheyenne OBGYN may suggest a surgery to lift the urethra, the bladder, or both into the normal position, providing support for the urethra. The urethra can then remain closed, preventing leaks.

Laparoscopic Surgery

A tubal sterilization is considered a permanent method of female birth control. The fallopian tubes are removed, preventing the female egg from traveling down the fallopian tube and being fertilized by the sperm. It also lowers future cancer risk. Laparoscopy makes it possible to see and do the surgery through small incisions in the abdomen.

For a laparoscopic tubal ligation, the surgeon makes two or three small incisions  in or just below the belly button and at the upper edge of the pubic bone. The abdominal cavity is inflated with carbon dioxide so the surgeon can have a clear view of the reproductive organs inside of the abdomen.

The surgeon will then insert a thin instrument called a laparoscope through the incision to remove the fallopian tubes. You’ll then receive a few small stitches, recover and be sent home within just a few hours of the procedure. Our team at Cheyenne OBGYN will check in with you during your recovery at home and ensure there are no signs of infection, abnormal amounts of pain or bleeding.

Contact our women’s health clinic in Cheyenne to learn more about gynecological and laparoscopic surgery procedures.

Robotic Surgery

Cheyenne OBGYN’s doctors can perform minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery with the state-of-the-art Da Vinci surgical system. Most of our doctors are trained to use the system to perform several gynecological procedures, that may include a hysterectomy, myomectomy or pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
The system provides doctors with several advantages when conducting surgery. It offers high-definition 3D vision, a magnified, panoramic view and robotic assistance. For instance, in laparoscopic surgery, doctors use special long-handled tools to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen. For other surgeries, the robotic hands precisely replicate the surgeon’s hand movements while steadying hand tremors and finessing movements as needed.
There are also benefits for patients: less bleeding, lower risk of infection, and minimal scarring. Additionally, there is less threat of complications and patients usually experience a faster recovery, being able to return to their normal routine more quickly.