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Understanding The Different Procedures Performed By An OB/GYN

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Have you ever been confused by the medical mumbo-jumbo used by your doctor? I know I have. In Forest Hills, NY a private medical practice is making a difference. They are breaking down the medical jargon and shedding light on the different procedures performed by an OB/GYN. This blog is about that journey. It’s about exploring the seemingly complex world of procedures, making them simple and easy to understand. Let’s dive in.

The Common Procedures

The first stop on our journey is understanding the common procedures. Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and colposcopy might sound like foreign terms, but they essentially involve looking into different parts of the body. A tiny camera is used to view the uterus, cervix, and other areas – a far cry from the intimidating procedures they appear to be.

The Complex Procedures

Next, let’s tackle the more complex procedures. Procedures like Cesarean sections and hysterectomies. A Cesarean section, commonly known as a C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby. A hysterectomy, on the other hand, is the surgical removal of the uterus. Again, once broken down, these procedures are less daunting than they initially appear.

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

The role of an OB/GYN is not limited to medical procedures. They are also instrumental in prenatal care and childbirth. They monitor the health of both mother and baby, perform regular check-ups, and ensure safe delivery. This aspect of their role is as important as the surgical procedures they perform.


Understanding these procedures can make a world of difference when it comes to your health. Knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions about your body. It enables you to engage in meaningful conversations with your healthcare provider. It turns the seemingly complex world of an OB/GYN into a less daunting, more navigable place. So, let’s continue to break down barriers and demystify the medical world, one term at a time.