Gynecology Surgery Specialist

San Francisco Gynecology, INC. Katherine Gregory MD -  - Gynecologist

San Francisco Gynecology, INC. Katherine Gregory MD

Gynecologist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Surgery can be the best option for women dealing with reproductive health problems. At San Francisco Gynecology, Dr. Gregory is trained in the most advanced, most effective forms of gynecological surgery designed to treat a variety of conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts.

Gynecology Surgery Q & A

What Types of Surgery Are Used for Gynecological Purposes?

There are a variety of surgical procedures used to treat gynecological concerns including:

  • Myomectomy- removal of uterine fibroids
  • Hysterectomy- removal of the uterus, this can be done without removing the cervix as well
  • Endometrial Ablation- removal of the lining of the uterus
  • Laparoscopic surgeries- These are surgeries performed by making very small incisions in which the instruments used to operate are inserted. This is usually less invasive. These procedures are becoming increasingly popular because they carry a quicker recovery time and minimize scarring.

What Types of Surgery Can Laparoscopic Procedures Perform?

Laparoscopic surgery can be used to remove:

  • Endometriosis- which is the presence of uterine lining tissue outside of the uterus
  • Ovarian cysts- these are usually benign cysts about 10 cm in length which have formed on the ovaries
  • Scar tissue
  • Fallopian tubes and ovaries

This type of procedure can also be used to perform the endometrial ablation, hysterectomies, and myomectomies. In can also be used in laparoscopic uterine suspension. This procedure helps correct a retroverted or “tipped” uterus which can cause women pain, especially during intercourse.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

Recovery time will depend on the complexity of the surgery and can vary from person to person. Although typically, laparoscopic procedures are performed as an outpatient surgery. An overnight stay may be necessary for some, however most patients are able to return home shortly after the procedure. Occasionally, if the surgery is particularly complex or if the condition requires close attention the patient may have to undergo a prolonged stay at the hospital. Recovering may involve some discomfort and it is pretty common. Any discomfort felt can be addressed with pain medications as prescribed by a doctor. If the pain persists, the patient should contact the doctor right away.


Insurance Information

We work with many different insurance companies. We currently are not in network with individual plans. These are plans purchased through a broker, directly or covered-ca. Please contact us for more information.

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