Beverly Oaks Surgery in Sherman Oaks, CA, offers women a comprehensive array of traditional and minimally-invasive surgical options to treat many issues, including sterilization procedures and procedures to treat heavy bleeding and urinary incontinence. The doctors at Beverly Oaks Surgery are skilled in state-of-the-art techniques to help women enjoy optimal health.

Gynecology Q & A

What kinds of gynecological surgeries are available?

Gynecology surgeries include any surgical procedure that is used to treat an issue that affects the female reproductive system. Some common gynecological surgeries include:

  • Suburethral sling to treat urinary incontinence
  • Anterior and posterior vaginal repair to treat vaginal prolapse
  • Sterilization procedures including Essure
  • Endometrial ablation for very heavy periods
  • Tubal ligation and tubal ligation reversal
  • Cosmetic procedures like vaginal rejuvenation to restore the tone and appearance of the vagina and the surrounding tissues

Today, most gynecological surgeries can be completed using minimally-invasive techniques, including techniques that use small external incisions and techniques that can be performed through the vagina without any external incisions.

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses intense heat to destroy the lining of the uterus in women who are experiencing extremely heavy bleeding, usually as a result of menopause-related changes.

What is Essure?

Essure is a permanent form of birth control that uses tiny inserts placed into the fallopian tubes. The inserts promote the formation of a natural barrier that prevents the eggs and sperm from meeting so fertilization and pregnancy cannot occur. The Essure procedure uses minimally-invasive techniques that can be performed in about 10 minutes. Once the implants are in place, it takes about three months for the natural barrier to completely form, so another form of birth control must be used until then.

What is vaginal prolapse?

Vaginal prolapse is a condition that occurs when the tissues that normally support the vagina become damaged or weak, often as a result of a prior hysterectomy. Without proper support, the vagina “falls forward,” and in some cases, the top of the vagina may actually protrude, essentially turning the vagina inside out. Vaginal prolapse can cause significant pain and discomfort as well as an increased risk of infections. Prolapse issues can be treated using a sling device that helps support the vagina and hold it in its proper position.