Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic Surgery Specialist
If you need gynecologic surgery, you want a surgeon that specializes in just that for the best possible outcomes. Emery M. Salom, MD, Jonathan Black, MD, MPH, and Jacob Tangir, MD are recognized leaders in gynecologic surgery in South Florida. At The Center for Gynecologic Oncology, minimally invasive or open gynecologic surgery are our specialties. Discover your surgery options by calling the experts at The Center for Gynecologic Oncology right now. The Center for Gynecologic Oncology offers locations in Hollywood, Miramar, Plantation, or Hialeah, Florida

Gynecologic Surgery Q & A

Which conditions require gynecologic surgery?

For most gynecologic conditions, Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir will recommend nonsurgical options before resorting to surgery. If your condition can’t be treated without surgery, doesn’t respond to nonsurgical options, or interferes with quality of life, then surgery might be the most appropriate option for you. Surgery can treat or provide relief for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Large, problematic ovarian cysts or fibroids
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure, but it can also be used for cosmetic purposes. You may also choose surgery as a cancer preventive measure or to preserve fertility.

The advanced surgical options at The Center for Gynecologic Oncology provide the most reassuring outcomes for a variety of conditions.

What are some of the different types of gynecologic surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery options include:

  • Laparoscopy: Dr. Salom or Dr. Tangir insert a laparoscope through a small incision to get a better view when performing surgery
  • Robotic da Vinci® Surgery: Dr. Salom or Dr. Tangir perform surgery using robotic arms and instruments
  • Laser surgery: some conditions and cosmetic concerns respond well to laser surgery

The Center for Gynecological Oncology also provides conventional options:

  • Abdominal or vaginal surgery: surgery is performed through an incision in the abdomen or through the vaginal canal.
  • Aggressive surgical debulking: Dr. Salom or Dr. Tangir may use debulking for advanced cancers, which involves removing cancerous tumors and as many cancer cells as possible.

What are the risks of gynecologic surgery?

As with any surgery, the risks include infection, blood loss, and damage to neighboring organs. There’s always a chance you could have an adverse reaction to the anesthesia.

After surgery, the following symptoms may indicate infection or other complications. They're all emergency situations, and they require immediate care.

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees
  • Redness, swelling, or pus discharge at the surgical site
  • Severe, sudden pain
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Heavy bleeding

Gynecologic surgery can also be a very emotional experience, so it’s important to seek support if you’re feeling psychological impact.

If you need gynecologic surgery, entrust your care to the attentive, knowledgeable doctors at The Center for Gynecologic Oncology. Feel free to call us to request an appointment.

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