21:59 - 4 May , 2021

Medical procedure



What is C-section?

It refers to surgical intervention during childbirth, to remove the baby from the mother’s womb through an incision in the abdomen. Occasionally, a c-section may be chosen due to the mother’s voluntary decision or as a result of a medical requirement when the mother or baby has a health problem such as: abnormal position of the baby, pre-eclampsia, mother’s cardiovascular problems or HIV infection.

Before the procedure:

When potential risks or various complications during pregnancy have been identified, a c-section may be recommended or necessary instead of natural delivery.

After the procedure:

It is important to remember that a c-section has a longer recovery time compared to a natural delivery, so this intervention may require you to stay in the hospital for a couple of days before returning home.

It is common for you to have pain in the area of the procedure, vaginal bleeding, and fatigue for several days.

Potential risks:

  • Urinary infections.
  • Vaginal bleeding.
  • Complications in future pregnancies.
  • Injury to the uterus.

At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America.

We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as:

20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with great experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.

Related centers and departments:


  • mayoclinic.org
  • cigna.com
  • medlineplus.gov
  • medigraphic.com
  • ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 184: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2017. Nov;130 (5):217-233. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002398.
  • Caughey AB, et al. Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014; 210 (3): 179-93. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2014.01.026.
  • Gómez MJJ, Godínez PH. Analgesia perioperatoria peridural. Infusión vs analgesia única en el perioperatorio de operación cesárea. Rev Mex Anest. 2003;26(4):194-197.
  • Organización Mundial de la Salud. Declaración de la OMS sobre tasas de cesárea. Ginebra: Organización Mundial de la Salud 2015.

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