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Gynecology

Your Health. Your Hospital

The gynecologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Whether you struggle with a minor condition or your health problem requires surgery, our gynecologists, who are renowned for their professionalism and experience, will provide you with the care you need.

It’s Time to Feel Great Again

There are numerous conditions and diseases that affect the female reproductive system, ranging in severity from heavy menstrual bleeding to ovarian cancer. Regardless of the problem you have, our highly trained gynecologists are ready to help you overcome your health issue. By using innovative and modern surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy, they will treat your gynecological problem with minimal postoperative risks so that you can enjoy a carefree life again. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery, which our gynecologists employ in the majority of cases, are many, including:

  • minimal scarring
  • shorter recovery time
  • lower risk of complications
  • decreased pain and discomfort
  • less blood loss
  • small incisions

Because oftentimes, gynecological problems go unnoticed for a long time, we strongly encourage you to visit a specialist at least once a year. This way, you can avoid the risk of late detection of a malignant disease that occurs in your reproductive system, such as cervical or ovarian cancer. Our skillful gynecologists will gladly evaluate your health as often as you need and will let you know immediately if you need to undergo further investigations. It is important to know that cancer affecting the female reproductive system occurs in 1 out of 20 women in the United States. For this reason, we advise you to take proper care of yourself and to avoid postponing your gynecological appointment.

Modern Treatments. Time-Tested Results

Our hospital is equipped with the Da Vinci Si Surgical System, which is often used to perform a great range of gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomy. This is a state of the art robotic surgery platform that only a select few medical centers have the opportunity to employ in the treatment of their patients.

The technology behind robotic surgery is even greater than what laparoscopy entails, as the precision of the surgeon is extraordinary when using the Da Vinci Si Surgical System. Similar to laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery implies tiny incisions in the abdomen through which the arms of the system are inserted to perform the procedure. After a thorough examination, our gynecologists will be able to tell you with certainty whether you can undergo robotic surgery.

Experienced, Compassionate Care

Unlike the rigid arms of the laparoscopic system, robotic movements are incredibly precise, giving our talented surgeons greater flexibility to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions. The arms of the robotic system translate the intuitive movements of the surgeon, who is permanently seeing on a monitor what is going on inside your body, twisting and maneuvering with extremely accurate dexterity to reach tumors, scar tissue, and fibroids.

Consequently, you will experience less body trauma, significantly less pain, and a shorter hospital stay. The sophisticated camera gives our expertly trained gynecologists a highly magnified 3-D perspective of your unique anatomy, which means super precision when performing the surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

This procedure does not affect your ovaries or ovulation.

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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen etc.) and narcotic analgesics can eliminate the discomfort caused by ovarian cysts. Although oral contraceptives cannot treat preexistent cysts, such medication has been proved to prevent their development and reocurrence.

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Hysterectomy is often performed in women who are very overweight. If you are having health problems that may require this procedure, and you are concerned that your weight will affect the outcome, ask your doctor about possible ways to mitigate any risk.

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Hormone replacement therapy is generally covered by your medical insurance.

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