Offering Gynecological Surgery in Hixson
Each year, millions of women must undergo gynecological surgery procedures. North Park OB-GYN understands that doing so is often emotional and sometimes overwhelming, which is why we strive to provide professional and compassionate services. In addition to hysterectomy surgery in Hixson, we also provide:
- Bladder repair
- Minimally invasive laparoscopy
- Ablation for abnormal bleeding
- Pelvic restoration
- Tubal ligation
We offer the following in-office procedures as well:
- Endometrial ablation
Women decide to undergo hysterectomies for reasons that include uterine fibroids, heavy bleeding, endometriosis and cancer, among others. In fact, nearly 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year. A hysterectomy involves removing the uterus. In some cases, we may also remove one or both ovaries as well as the fallopian tubes. Typically, you will stay in the hospital for a day or two and take up to six weeks to fully recover from the procedure. Once recovered, you will no longer have periods or get pregnant. Because it is such a significant change, we often recommend counseling if your emotions begin to feel overwhelming.
Tubal ligation, commonly referred to as having your tubes tied, is a permanent method of birth control. For this reason, before talking to our doctors about the procedure, you should be very sure that you will not want to become pregnant in the future. Ligation can be accomplished via several different methods. Most commonly, the procedure involves a laparoscopy, which is a small incision in the abdomen. It can also be accomplished via an implant method that does not require general anesthesia or surgery. After a ligation, you may have some slight bleeding and need some extra rest, but you can typically resume sexual activity without any additional birth control within one week.
Schedule an Appointment in Soddy-Daisy & Chattanooga
North Park OB-GYN serves Hixson, Soddy-Daisy, Middle Valley, Sequatchie, Chattanooga, Signal Mountain, Red Bank and Bledsoe. To learn more about our gynecology services, call us at 423-877-4549.