Gynecology Surgery Specialist

Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta

Gerardo L Sotomayor, MD

Gynecology & Cosmetic Surgery located in Norcross, GA

Even if you don’t have symptoms associated with your menstrual cycle or reproductive organs, you should check in on your health regularly with gynecology/women’s health visits. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Gerardo Sotomayor, MD, and his team provide primary care and gynecology-focused care to women of all ages. Book your yearly exam or a diagnostic appointment by phone or online at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta today.

Gynecology Surgery Q & A

What is gynecology surgery?

Gynecology surgeries are procedures used to diagnose or treat issues with your vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, or any other problem with your female reproductive system. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, the team performs gynecology surgeries using the most modern and safest techniques available. 

While some surgeries may require a traditional, open approach with a large incision, many gynecology surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, using several tiny incisions instead. 

You might require gynecology surgery to relieve pain, diagnose concerning symptoms, treat a disease, or for another purpose. The team helps you understand why surgery is necessary and what you can expect during your specific procedure. 

 

What are some common gynecology surgeries?

Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta provides a number of gynecological procedures at the clinic on an outpatient basis. That means you don’t need to stay overnight in a hospital after your surgery, so you can go home to recover. 

A few common types of gynecology surgery are:

Laser Ablation Cone (CO2 laser)

If the results of your Pap smear aren’t normal, the team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta might treat you with a Laser Ablation Cone. They use a laser to destroy all abnormal cells in a very precise and effective way

Dilation and curettage (D and C)

D and C is a common gynecology surgery for the removal of your uterine lining. Your provider dilates your cervix to access your uterus and removes the inner lining with an instrument called a curette. The procedure can also help diagnose polyps or uterine cancer.

Pelvic laparoscopy

Pelvic laparoscopy is a gynecology surgery that the team might recommend for a number of reasons. Your surgeon makes a small incision in your abdomen and pumps carbon dioxide into your abdomen through it. Through other minor incisions, they insert a small camera called a laparoscope to see your reproductive organs, and they thread in tiny instruments to remove scar tissue, take tissue samples, or perform repairs.

 

How should I prepare for gynecology surgery?

The steps you need to take in preparation for your gynecology surgery depend on the type of surgery you need and how invasive it is. Generally, you should:

Let your doctor know if there’s a chance you are pregnant
Ask any questions you have about your surgery
Stop smoking in the weeks leading to your surgery
Avoid certain medications

The team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta makes sure you have a full understanding of what to do in the weeks leading up to your gynecology surgery.

For more information about gynecology surgeries available at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, call the office to request an appointment or book online today.