Emergent Procedures

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Emergent procedures are reactive procedures that require one to two days of inpatient hospital recovery.


Cervical Dilation and Uterine Curettage (D&C)

General Overview:

  • There are two reasons for undergoing a D&C
    • The first is to relieve the uterine hemorrhage typically associated with aborting a pregnancy. Specifically, the procedure is used to complete the removal of the pregnancy products to stop the bleeding.
    • The second is to diagnose any abnormalities in the lining of the uterus.
  • In both cases, the uterus is comprehensively cleaned to prevent further bleeding or infection.
  • The procedure is done vaginally.

How It Works:

  • The cervix is dilated. And using blunt and sharp curette, the cavity is cleaned.

Patient Requirements:

  • Patient with a miscarriage that is not spontaneously completed.
  • Patient with abnormalities in the lining of the uterus.

Recovery:

  • Dr. Bhatia does prescribe mild pain relievers on a case-to-case basis for postoperative cramping.
  • Most patients resume normal work activities in one week.

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Ectopic Pregnancy Removal

General Overview:

  • This procedure is used to remedy a pregnancy implanted outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tubes.
  • If not treated, ectopic pregnancy poses a significant risk of maternal hemorrhage and can prove fatal.
  • The procedure can be performed laprascopically or with an abdominal incision. Dr. Bhatia will assess the patient’ medical status before discussing the method and course of the procedure.

How It Works:

  • A small camera is inserted through the belly button.
  • The pregnancy in the tube is located and removed with minimal effects on the fallopian tube.
  • The tube remains functional and can assist in a normal pregnancy in the future.

Patient Requirements:

  • Pregnant patient with symptoms of abnormal bleeding and pain

Recovery:

  • Dr. Bhatia does prescribe mild pain relievers on a case-to-case basis for postoperative cramping.
  • Most patients resume normal work activities in one to two weeks.

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Ovarian Torsion

General Overview:

  • The procedure remedies the rotation of the ovary, which often results in the impingement of the blood supply to the ovary.
  • In rare cases, the ovary must be removed.
  • Typically, ovarian torsion is caused by an ovarian cyst or abnormal pathology.
  • The procedure can be performed laprascopically or with an abdominal incision. Dr. Bhatia will assess the patient’s medical status before discussing the method and course of the procedure.

How It Works:

  • A small camera inserted through the bellybutton. The affected ovary and/or tube are treated. If treatment does not relieve the impingement, the ovary is removed.

Patient Requirements:

  • Pelvic pain and ovarian enlargement.

Recovery:

  • Dr. Bhatia does prescribe mild pain relievers on a case-to-case basis for postoperative cramping.
  • Most patients resume normal work activities in one to two weeks.

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