Obstetrics and gynaecology is the medical specialty dealing with fields of obstetrics and gynaecology through only one postgraduate training programme. This combined training prepares the practicing OB & GYN to be adapting at the care of female reproductive organs’s health and at the management of obstetric complications even through surgery.
The Main Conditions Dealt with by A Gynecologist are:
Endometrial Ablation – Resection Ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy is a complication of pregnancy in which the fertilized ovum is implanted in any tissue other than the uterine wall. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the Fallopian tube (so-called tubal pregnancies), but implantation can also occur in the cervix, ovaries, and abdomen.
Adnexal surgery The normal functioning ovary produces a follicular cyst 6-7 times each year. In most cases, these functional masses are self-limiting and resolve within the duration of a normal menstrual cycle. In rare situations, they persist longer or become enlarged. At this point, they represent a pathological condition Adnexal masses need to be removed surgically.
Hysterectomy (LAVH- laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy): Use of laparoscopic surgical techniques and instruments to remove the uterus (womb) and/or tubes and ovaries through the vagina.
Colposuspension: The abdomen is opened so that the bladder and the vagina can be visualized. The bladder and vagina dissected free so that sutures (stitches) can be placed in the vagina, beside the bladder. These stitches are then tied to the bone behind the bladder so that the neck of the bladder is elevated making it more able to control leakage of urine.