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What is the "cerclauge" procedure like?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Stitch in the cervix

A cerclage is a simple surgical procedure where the doctor places a stitch in the cervix to provide support during pregnancy.
This procedure is for women who have an incompetent cervix and can not hold the baby in for the duration of the pregnancy. The procedure is very short and can be done in a few minutes under general or spinal anesthesia.

In brief: Stitch in the cervix

A cerclage is a simple surgical procedure where the doctor places a stitch in the cervix to provide support during pregnancy.
This procedure is for women who have an incompetent cervix and can not hold the baby in for the duration of the pregnancy. The procedure is very short and can be done in a few minutes under general or spinal anesthesia.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Cerclage

A cerclage is a stitch placed around the cervix during pregnancy to help support a weak cervix.
It is done through the vagina under a general or spinal anesthesia. People often stay in the hospital for a few days after it is done if the cervix was open prior to the procedure. Complications include infection, premature labor or breaking the bag of water.

In brief: Cerclage

A cerclage is a stitch placed around the cervix during pregnancy to help support a weak cervix.
It is done through the vagina under a general or spinal anesthesia. People often stay in the hospital for a few days after it is done if the cervix was open prior to the procedure. Complications include infection, premature labor or breaking the bag of water.
Dr. Karen Jones
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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: See below

This is essentially a 'purse string' suture around the cervix with thick suture material.

In brief: See below

This is essentially a 'purse string' suture around the cervix with thick suture material.
Dr. Brad Douglas
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