Gynaecology
The Department of Gynaecology at Meitra Hospital is adept at diagnosing and treating all kinds of gynaecological disorders. Women at different stages of life and age groups experience different kinds of health problems that may be simple or complex and may turn harmful unless attended immediately. Such health concerns are appropriately addressed by our experts who ensure that each patient gets the best personalized care. At our department, we provide all advanced gynaecological procedures including minimally invasive surgeries. These surgeries help the patients recover early and require reduced hospital stay in comparison to conventional open surgeries.

Facilities and services:

• Laparoscopic surgeries
• Discectomy
• Laparoscopic myomectomy
• Laparoscopic surgeries to treat Infertility
• Hysterectomy Surgery

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix – the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Early stages of cervical cancer may not exhibit any symptoms.

Causes

Causes of cervical cancer include:

  • Gene mutations
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Birth control pills
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices
  • Weakened immune system
Symptoms
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Changes in vaginal discharge and odour
Diagnosis

Diagnosis of cervical cancer involves:

  • Screening test such as Pap test and HPV DNA test
  • Colposcopic examination
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging tests such as CT, MRI, PET
  • Visual examination of your bladder and rectum
Prevention

Preventive measures for cervical cancers include:

  • Regular screening with a Pap test or HPV Test
  • Avoid smoking
  • Practise safe sex
  • Get HPV vaccination.
Treatment

Treatment for cervical cancer includes:

  • Surgery is considered based on various  factors such as type, size and stage of cancer, pregnancy plans and overall health conditions. Surgical procedures include:
    • Cone biopsy: small cervical cancers are removed by cutting away a cone shaped piece of cervical tissue and leaving the rest of the cervix intact.
    • Trachelectomy: surgical removal of the cervix and the surrounding tissues. 
    • Hysterectomy:  removal of the uterus, cervix, part of the vagina and nearby lymph nodes. 
  • Radiation therapy: it uses high energy beams to destroy cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy: it uses drugs to destroy cancer cells.
  • Immunotherapy: type of cancer treatment which helps your immune system to fight the cancer.
  • Targeted therapy: type of cancer treatment which uses drugs that target only the cancer cells without affecting normal cells and focuses on specific weaknesses present within cancer cells.

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