What instruments do gynecologists use?

What instruments do gynecologists use?

The two-bladed, or bivalve, speculum is the most common type of instrument gynecologists use to examine the vagina and cervix. The doctor inserts the speculum into the vagina and opens up the blades, which exposes the inside of the vagina and cervix.

What technology does an Obgyn use?

Gynecologists can use 3D ultrasound to better view and identify abnormalities, verify placement of IUDs and more, which enables them to improve diagnoses, efficiency and patient satisfaction. Ultrasound has been around since the 1950s, although it took a few decades before it became ubiquitous in gynecology.

What are the surgical instruments and their uses?

Instruments used in general surgery

Instrument class Uses
surgical Pinzette Grasping/holding
Dermatome To take off a top layer of skin to implant over another area.
Forceps, Dissecting Grasping/holding. Usually used in skin closure or small wounds
Forceps, Tissue Grasping/holding tissue

What is the uterine forceps used for?

Long, curved forceps used to grasp the uterus during a procedure. Uterine forceps have blunt serrations, and may be used to remove tissue or insert packing.

Why does the speculum hurt so much?

While plastic specula aren’t as cold as their traditional counterparts are, they can be harder to insert and remove, thus causing extra discomfort. A plastic speculum clicks when locked in position, distressing the patient.

What are the most common surgical instruments?


  • Used for cutting tissue, suture, or for dissection.
  • Also known as non- locking forceps, grasping forceps, thumb forceps, or pick-ups.
  • Also called locking forceps, these are ratcheted instruments used to hold tissue or objects, or provide hemostasis.
  • Crile Hemostat:

Why is it called uterine sound?

Uterine sounds These sounds are intended for probing a woman’s uterus through the cervix, to measure the length and direction of the cervical canal and uterus. It is performed prior to insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) in order to measure the length and direction of the cervical canal and uterus.

What is uterine manipulator?

An uterine manipulator that can be adjusted to different angles allows the operator to flex and rotate the uterus so that it can be brought into an optimal position.

Why do doctors look down your pants?

sometimes the doc will have you loosen your pants in order to do a proper abdominal exam — which would include palpating the lower abdomen.