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Procedure name

Common name


Cauterization of vaginal warts

Removal of warts

A technique used to burn or remove warts on around the genital area.

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.


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, ie removal of septae, taking of tissue for pathologicsl examination etc.

Insertion intrauterine device (IUD)

Insertion of Mirena etc

The insertion of a birth control device

Laparoscopic 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 electrocauterization, to prevent pregnancy.

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.

Endometrial ablation

Uterus lining treatment

This procedure is performed to destroy the uterine lining to prevent excessive or prolonged menstruation.



A minimally invasive procedure for the examination and surgery of the contents of the abdominopelvic cavity using a small viewing tool or laparoscope.

Laparoscopy and removal of cyst

Laparoscopy cyst removal

Laparoscopy, during which a tumor/cyst, usually on the ovaries is removed.

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.

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