Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne offers a wide
range of outpatient and inpatient procedures to meet the needs of
women in the area. From incontinence to abnormal bleeding to
hernias of the reproductive tract, physicians on the medical
staff treat a variety of conditions.
The hospital offers advanced technology for gynecologic
surgeries, which allows physicians to perform more minimally
invasive procedures. In many cases, surgeries that once required
large incisions can now be performed with tiny instruments that
need only small incisions. These less invasive laparoscopic
methods often mean benefits for patients such as less pain,
shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.
For example, many women needing hysterectomies, the most commonly
performed gynecological procedure at the hospital, may be
candidates for laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomies. Physicians
at the hospital also can use a hysteroscope, an advanced piece of
equipment that allows physicians to look inside the uterus, for
procedures. This technology often eliminates the need for an
invasive diagnostic procedure such as a blind D & C (dilation
and curettage) or directed biopsy.