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  • Tubal Ligation

    Tubal Ligation (Female Sterilization) Tubal ligation is surgical procedure you may choose if you are an adult woman and you do not want to get pregnant in the future. You may have heard tubal ligatio...

  • Breast Biopsy

    Breast Biopsy Procedure overview What is a breast biopsy? A biopsy is a procedure used to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. A breast biopsy is a procedure in wh...

  • Breast-Conserving Surgery

    Breast-Conserving Surgery (Breast Conservation Therapy, BCT, Lumpectomy, Quadrantectomy) Procedure overview Click to Enlarge Breast-conserving surgery may be used as a part of a treatment plan for br...

  • Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy (Removal of the Uterus) Procedure overview What is a hysterectomy? Click Image to Enlarge Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as...

  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy (Peritoneoscopy, Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Pelviscopy, Exploratory Laparoscopy) Procedure overview Laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity. Laparoscop...

  • Cesarean Delivery

    Cesarean Delivery (Cesarean Section, C-section, Cesarean Birth) Procedure overview What is a cesarean delivery? Click Image to Enlarge Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) ...

  • Pap Test Procedure

    Pap Test Procedure (Pap Smear, Pap Screening, Papanicolaou Test) Procedure overview What is a Pap test? A Pap test, named after Dr. George Papanicolaou who designed the test, is a screening test to c...

  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (MRI Scan of the Breast) Click Image to Enlarge Procedure overview What is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic p...

  • Fetal Ultrasound

    Fetal Ultrasound Click Image to Enlarge Procedure overview What is a fetal ultrasound? Fetal ultrasound is a test used during pregnancy that creates an image of the fetus in the mother's uterus, or w...

  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    Pelvic Ultrasound (Ultrasound-Pelvis, Pelvic Ultrasonography, Pelvic Sonography, Pelvic Scan, Lower Abdomen Ultrasound, Gynecologic Ultrasound, Transabdominal Ultrasound, Transvaginal Ultrasound, End...

  • Mammogram Procedure

    Mammogram Procedure (Mammography, Breast X-ray) Procedure overview A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breast. It is used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who either have breast ...

  • Breast Scan

    Breast Scan (Breast Scintigraphy, Scintimammography, Radionuclide Breast Imaging, Molecular Breast Imaging) Procedure overview What is a breast scan? A breast scan is a specialized radiology procedur...

  • Uterine Artery Embolization

    Uterine Artery Embolization Procedure overview What is uterine artery embolization? Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a procedure that offers an alternative to traditional surgical removal of uter...

  • Bone Densitometry

    Bone Densitometry (Bone Mineral Density [BMD] Test, Bone Density Test, Bone Mineral Content, Bone Absorptiometry) Procedure overview What is bone densitometry? Bone densitometry is used to measure th...

  • Cystoscopy for Women

    Cystoscopy for Women (Cystourethroscopy) Procedure overview Cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the doctor to directly examine the urinary tract, particularly the bladder, the urethra, a...

  • Amniocentesis Procedure

    Amniocentesis Procedure (Amniotic Fluid Analysis) Procedure overview What is amniocentesis? Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus d...

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

    Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) (CVS, Chorionic Villus Biopsy) Procedure overview What is chorionic villus sampling? Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a prenatal test that involves taking a sample o...

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

    Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) (Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone [LLETZ], Large Loop Excision of the Cervix [LLEC], Loop Cone Biopsy of the Cervix) Procedure overview Wh...

  • Cervical Biopsy

    Cervical Biopsy (Biopsy-Cervix, Cervical Punch Biopsy, Cone Biopsy, Conization) Procedure overview What is a cervical biopsy? A cervical biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue from the cerv...

  • Colposcopy

    Colposcopy Procedure overview What is colposcopy? Colposcopy is a procedure that uses an instrument with a magnifying lens and a light, called a colposcope, to examine the cervix (opening to the uter...

  • Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    Dilation and Curettage (D and C) (Dilatation and Curettage, D&C) Procedure overview What is a dilation and curettage (D&C)? A dilation and curettage procedure, also called a D&C, is a sur...

  • Endometrial Biopsy

    Endometrial Biopsy (Biopsy-Endometrium) Procedure overview What is an endometrial biopsy? An endometrial biopsy is a procedure performed to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus,...

  • Endometrial Ablation

    Endometrial Ablation Procedure overview What is an endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation is a procedure to permanently remove a thin tissue layer of the lining of the uterus to stop or reduce ex...

  • Episiotomy

    Episiotomy Procedure overview What is an episiotomy? Click Image to Enlarge An episiotomy is an incision through the vaginal wall and the perineum (the area between the thighs, extending from the vag...

  • Hysteroscopy

    Hysteroscopy Procedure Overview What is a hysteroscopy? Hysteroscopy is the visual examination of the canal of the cervix and interior of the uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hyst...

  • Robotic Hysterectomy

    Robotic Hysterectomy (Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) Procedure overview Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. When this surgery is done through small incisions using a ...

  • Mastectomy

    Mastectomy Procedure Overview What is a mastectomy? A mastectomy is a surgical procedure in which all or a portion of a breast is removed as a part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. In some case...

  • Breast Ultrasound

    Breast Ultrasound (Breast Ultrasonography, Breast Sonogram, Mammographic Ultrasound, Sonomammography, Ultrasound Mammography) Procedure overview What is breast ultrasound? Breast ultrasound is a noni...