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