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Gynecology
The gynecologists (GYNs) on staff at Carroll Hospital Center provide a wide range of advanced gynecological (GYN) procedures to treat problems involving a woman’s reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix and vagina. Our state-of-the-art techniques include minimally invasive procedures that shorten recovery and lessen pain.

For a referral to one of our gynecologists, search our online physician directory or call 410-871-7000.

Read about our Continence and Pelvic Health Program.

A partial listing of our GYN procedures includes:

Uterine ablation
– a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that controls heavy vaginal bleeding by ablating (destroying) the lining of the uterus (endometrium). It uses laser beams, heat or other methods to painlessly destroy the lining.

Laparoscopic tubal ligation or banding - a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small instrument with a camera (laparoscope) to allow surgeons to cut or block the fallopian tubes, permanently preventing future pregnancies.

Dilation and Curettage (D & C) – a minor procedure that involves scraping tissue from the uterine walls to help diagnose or treat abnormal bleeding or other uterine problems.

Hysteroscopy – a procedure that views the uterine walls through a thin, lighted telescope-like device. Doctors may use this procedure to determine why you have abnormal bleeding, pain or repeated miscarriages, or to remove adhesions from a prior surgery or permanently prevent pregnancy (sterilization).

Laparoscopic removal of fallopian tubes (salpingectomy) or ovaries (oophorectomy)– removing a fallopian tube using several small incisions and a tiny camera. The procedure can be used to improve the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) if the tube has become blocked by fluid, to treat an ovarian cyst or endometriosis, or to reduce your risk of cancer or an ectopic pregnancy.

Hysterectomy - abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic approaches to partially or completely remove the uterus. This procedure may be indicated when you have uterine fibroids, cancer, endometriosis, severe, uncontrolled vaginal bleeding or chronic pelvic pain and other procedures have not been effective.

Vaginal reconstructive surgery for repair of cystocele or rectocele:
  • Cystocele (prolapsed bladder) occurs when the bladder bulges into the vagina due to weak supporting tissue. The cause is often childbirth, aggravated by menopause, or heavy lifting.
  • Rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges into the vagina. Surgery repairs and strengthens the vaginal wall.

Surgical treatment for urinary incontinence – surgery to treat a weakened urethra and bladder and return them to their normal position, relieving incontinence.