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Gynecological Surgery Specialist

Axmann & Whitaker Gynecologic Associates

Gynecologists located in Plano, TX

Surgery is stressful, but when a doctor you know and trust does it there’s no reason to worry. Instead of having a stranger do your procedure, your gynecologist can perform it. At Axmann & Whitaker Gynecologic Associates, Brenda Axmann, MD and Mary Whitaker, MD provide a range of gynecologic surgeries for their patients in Plano, Texas. Schedule your initial consultation with the board-certified team by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Gynecological Surgery Q & A

What type of gynecological surgeries are performed?

Dr. Axmann and Dr. Whitaker perform a variety of gynecological surgeries for their patients. They offer minimally-invasive procedures to care for several gynecologic conditions, including heavy and irregular periods, pelvic pain, and ovarian cysts.

By opting for minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, you may experience less pain and a faster recovery than with traditional invasive procedures. Some of the most common procedures that Axmann & Whitaker Gynecologic Associates offers include:

  • Cervical loop electrode excision procedures (LEEP)
  • Fibroid and polyp removal
  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Tubal ligation
  • Endometriosis treatment

Dr. Axmann and Dr. Whitaker also perform hysterectomies and endometrial ablations.

Why do you need a hysterectomy?

Various issues can lead to the need for a hysterectomy. Your gynecologist may perform a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure that removes your uterus, for a variety of conditions such as:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, or endometrium

A hysterectomy is a major surgery, and once it’s over, you can no longer become pregnant. In some cases, Dr. Axmann or Dr. Whitaker may also remove your ovaries and fallopian tubes. When they remove the ovaries, it can send the body into immediate menopause.

What is endometrial ablation?

During an endometrial ablation, Dr. Axmann or Dr. Whitaker destroy the tissue lining your uterus. They often perform it on women with abnormal bleeding or heavy periods who haven’t responded to other treatments.

Although it’s an outpatient procedure, your doctor may require you go under anesthesia. In some cases, they may perform a dilation and curettage to prepare the area. Your gynecologist then uses either a laser, electricity, or extreme temperatures to damage the uterine lining.

In many cases, the uterine lines cease to shed, stopping the problematic bleeding. In time, some women may see their bleeding return, which would necessitate a hysterectomy.

While endometrial ablations are effective, they’re only an option for women who don’t want to get pregnant in the future.

If you need a gynecological surgery, contact the board-certified team with over 50 years of combined experience at Axmann & Whitaker Gynecologic Associates for a consultation today.