Gynaecological

Procedure name Common name Description
Cauterization of warts Removal of vaginal warts A technique used to burn or remove warts on around the genital area.
Cervical cerclage Cervical stitch Usually this treatment would be done for a woman who had suffered one or more miscarriages in the past, due to incompetence or opening of the cervix. The treatment consists of a strong suture being inserted into and around the cervix early in the pregnancy, and then removed towards the end of the pregnancy when the greatest risk of miscarriage has passed.
Cervical Lletz Biopsy of the cervix Lletz refers to the biopsy of the cervix in which a cone-shaped sample of tissue is removed from the mucous membrane. It is commonly performed after an abnormal PAP smear.
Dilatation and Curetation Uterus treatment A surgical procedure in which the cervix is expanded using a dilator and the uterine lining scraped with a curette, performed for the diagnosis and treatment of various uterine conditions.
Drainage of Bartholin cyst Cyst drainage The Bartholin gland is situated in the Labia Majora. When a cyst forms, it often has to be surgically drained.
Endometrial ablation Uterus lining treatment This procedure is performed to destroy the uterine lining to prevent excessive or prolonged menstruation.
Hysteroscopy View inside of the uterus A procedure to look at the inside of the uterus (womb) using a small telescope (hysteroscope). Various procedures can then be performed, i.e. removal of growths and taking of tissue for pathological examination etc.
Insertion intrauterine    device (IUD) Insertion of Mirena etc. The insertion of a birth control device
Labiaplasty Vaginal correction A surgical procedure to mould or reshape the Labia Minora or Majora.
Laparoscopy Laparoscopy  A minimally invasive procedure for the examination and surgery of the contents of the abdominopelvic cavity using a small viewing tool or laparoscope.
Laparoscopic sterilization Sterilization A laparoscope (small thin telescope) is inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall. Under vision, the fallopian tubes are closed off, by rings, clamps, clips or electro cauterization, to prevent pregnancy.
Laparoscopy and removal of cyst Laparoscopy cyst removal Laparoscopy, during which a tumour/cyst, usually on the ovaries is removed.