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Surgery

If necessary Sean O. Henry, MD's Gynecologists perform various minimally invasive surgery procedures that are performed to treat a variety of conditions affecting the female reproductive organs.

Our top-rated Gynecologists perform the below surgeries at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

These OBGYN related surgeries performed by our best in class team of Gynecologist include:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Sterilization
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysterectomy

Hysteroscopy: A hysteroscopy only takes a few minutes and is performed as a quick day procedure. Hysteroscopy is one of several procedures that your gynecologist may recommend to evaluate or treat abnormalities of the uterus or cervix. Because the anesthesia you will be given is very light, most women wake up quite well and can go home after an hour or two. Complications are extremely rare. There may be slight tummy discomfort or cramping (like period cramps) after the procedure for which you will be offered prescription  pain relief (if elected). Additionally, afterwards, you may have light bleeding for a few days after a hysteroscopy. Sometimes, but not frequently, it can last for up to two weeks. It should not be more than the flow of a normal period. This procedure may be performed for the following reasons:

  • heavy or abnormal periods
  • bleeding after menopause
  • ultrasound suggests there is a polyp (non-cancerous tumor of the lining of the uterus) or fibroid (non-cancerous tumor composed of fibrous tissue) inside the uterus

Sterilization: For women whose family is complete and who no longer wish to use reversible forms of contraception such as the pill or an IUD, or are simply uninterested in becoming pregnant, we offer permanent sterilization. Sean O. Henry, MD of NYC offers female permanent sterilization via laparoscopic tubal ligation. Tubal, often referred to as “having your tubes tied,” is a surgical procedure in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are blocked, tied, or cut. This procedure stops eggs from traveling from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes, where the egg is normally fertilized by a sperm.

Endometrial Ablation: Endometrial ablation is a surgical treatment for women who have heavy periods (menorrhagia). Endometrial ablation is usually performed as a day-case procedure, which means you can go home the same day. Depending on the type of ablation you have, you may have the operation performed under either local or general anesthesia. Your gynecologist will discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure, and any pain you might have. This is your opportunity to understand what will happen, and you can help yourself by preparing questions to ask about the risks, benefits and any alternatives to the procedure.

Myomectomy: Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids by your gynecologist, while leaving the uterus in place. Your myomectomy may be hysteroscopic or abdominal – deepening on your specific issue. Because a woman keeps her uterus, she can still be able to have children. If a woman does become pregnant after a myomectomy, the baby may possibly need to be delivered by cesarean birth.

Laparoscopy: Laparoscopy is a surgical technique performed by our OBGYNs where a tiny camera is inserted into a patient’s abdomen for the purpose of the visualization of the pelvic and abdominal anatomy, diagnosis of a disease condition, and treatment of such condition by a minimally invasive approach.

Multiple gynecologic procedures and surgeries that are routinely performed by an open technique can be potentially performed by laparoscope, include:

  • Removal of the uterus (laparoscopic hysterectomy)
  • Removal of the fibroids (laparoscopic myomectomy)
  • Surgical treatment of ovarian cysts (laparoscopic cystectomy)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Treatment of endometriosis symptoms and pelvic pain (laparoscopic presacral neurectomy)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Essure tubal occlusion
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Laparoscopy for endometriosis, pelvic pain, infertility
  • LEEP
  • D&C

Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus by your OBGYN to treat and correct a broad a range of problems, such as fibroids, excessive menstrual bleeding, and endometriosis. Each year, over 600,000 women undergo this procedure in the United States. There are various types of hysterectomies performed by the experienced gynecologists of Sean O. Henry, MD of NYC and depending on your specific case your gynecologist will discuss with you which type of hysterectomy procedure is best for you.

Sean O. Henry, MD
800A 5th Avenue, suite 503
New York, NY 10065