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Gynecology Surgery Defined


Updated February 12, 2009

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Before and After Hysterectomy

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Definition: Gynecology is the surgical specialty dealing with the health of the female reproductive system. A hysterectomy is an example of a commonly performed gynecologic surgery. Many gynecologists are also trained in obstetrics, the specialty that deals with the time before, during and after childbirth.

All About Hysterectomy Surgery

Also Known As: GYN
Before choosing a surgeon to perform her hysterectomy, the patient interviewed several surgeons trained in gynecology.
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