Tests & Screenings

A correct diagnosis of your gynecologic condition is one of the most important steps in effective treatment. At The Hospitals of Providence, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital locations or our fully equipped imaging centers.

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Cervical biopsy

A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the cervix tissue, which will then be tested in lab for signs of disease or infection. Doctors typically suggest a biopsy when another medical test suggests that a body tissue is not normal.

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Cystectomy

The surgical removal of all or part of the bladder is referred to as a cystectomy. This procedure is often performed to treat bladder cancer.

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Dilation and curettage (D and C)

D & C, or dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure usually performed after a miscarriage. Dilation means to open up the cervix and curettage means to remove uterus' contents.

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Endometrial ablations

An incisionless procedure known as endometrial ablation destroys the lining of your uterus. The goal of this surgery is to reduce menstrual flow; in some women flow is stopped completely.

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Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure completed to remove the uterus. It may also involve removal of the cervix, ovaries and the fallopian tubes.

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Laparoscopic oophorectomy

A laparoscopic oophorectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove the ovaries as well as fallopian tubes. This procedure is minimally invasive — it uses small cameras and surgical tools.

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Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy

A laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is a surgical procedure where the uterus is removed through four small incisions in the abdomen. The cervix remains in place; in some patients, the fallopian tubes and ovaries may be removed.

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Loop electrosurgical excision procedure

Also referred to as a LEEP procedure, this procedure uses a heated, wire loop in order to remove cells and tissue. The LEEP procedure can be used as part of treatment or to help make a diagnosis of cancerous or abnormal cells and tissue.

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Myomectomy

A myomectomy is a surgical procedure performed in order to remove uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are usually benign tumors that grow in the uterus that can be very uncomfortable.

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Reproductive surgeries

Reproductive surgery can help to fix anatomical problems, such as scarred tubes or an abnormally shaped uterus. By correcting these problems surgically, surgeons are able to help with fertility issues.

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Robotic hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. A laparoscopic surgery occurs when the surgery is performed through small incisions using a small, lighted scope with a camera on it.

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Supracervical total hysterectomy

This procedure is the removal of the uterus while leaving the cervix in place. A supravervical total hysterectomy involves a large incision; for this reason many patients and doctors opt for laparoscopic surgery.

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Tubal ligation

Tubal ligation is a permanent form of birth control. This surgical procedure closes the fallopian tubes; as a result, sperm cannot travel to eggs.

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Uterine artery embolization

This embolization procedure is performed by a radiologist in order to block the flow of blood to fibroids. This procedure can replace surgery; providing a woman is not planning on having anymore children.

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Call 915-577-8467 (THOP) or use our physician search tool to schedule an appointment with a specialist who can answer your questions. 

You can also read more about tests and screenings in our health library.