Obstetrics - Gynecology
It is very important that every woman have an exam every year. Your exam will consist of a pap smear of your cervix, breast exam and pelvic exam. This is the time to request refills of your medication and discuss any issues or concerns that you may have.
We understand that timing is everything. Therefore, we offer reversible contraceptive options such as:
Reversible Contraception Options:
- Contraceptive Injections: Contraceptive injections are administered every 11-12 weeks
- Implant: (Implanon) Small implantable birth control that is inserted in the upper arm.
- Intra-Uterine Devices: (Mirena and Paragard) Birth control devices that are inserted into the uterus and provide long term but not permanent birth control.
- Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills)
- Transdermal Contraceptives (Skin Patch)
We perform two methods of permanent sterilization: laparoscopy and minimally invasive (Essure and Adiana.) Laparoscopy is the basic method commonly referred to as "tying the tubes." The new minimally invasive methods are performed through the vagina without an incision. Both types of permanent sterilization are performed at our out-patient surgery facility.
Colposcopy is an in-office procedure that is performed when a pap smear result shows abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. The procedure is very similar to a pap smear, only the provider uses a colposcope, which is very similar to a microscope, to look at your cervix. If an abnormal area is present, a biopsy may be ordered.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System is a state-of-the-art robotic technology that is a less invasive approach than traditional surgery. The system allows the surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements by micro-instruments within the operative site. The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to help surgeons see vital anatomical structures more clearly and perform more precise surgical procedures. For most patients, da Vinci surgery offers numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
Hysteroscopy is performed to view the inside of the uterus using a hysteroscope that is inserted into the vagina. It can be used to diagnose and treat medical problems that cause abnormal uterine bleeding and/or heavy bleeding. This procedure can often be performed in the office.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the uterus and is sometimes coupled with removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. This major surgery is perfomed at the hospital. It is done to treat conditions that affect the uterus such as fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, abnormal uterine bleeding, cancer, and chronic pelvic pain.
Laparoscopy is a type of outpatient surgery done using very small incisions. Using a laparoscope, your physician can look inside of your abdomen and pelvic area to find out what is causing problems such as pain, bleeding, or difficulty becoming pregnant.
(Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) LEEP is an outpatient, sometimes in-office, procedure that is performed to treat cervical dysplasia that can be found on your pap smear and a cervical biopsy. The doctor uses a thin wire loop (LEEP) that acts as a scalpel. An electric current is passed through the loop which cuts away a thin layer of the surface cell on the cervix.
We perform two methods of permanent sterilization: laparoscopy and Essure. Laparoscopy is the basic method that is commonly referred to as "tying the tubes." The new Essure method is performed through the vagina therefore there are no incisions.
Ablation is a procedure that treats heavy, abnormal uterine bleeding. We use a device that permanently hinders the growth of the endometrial lining which stops bleeding.
STD Testing and Counseling
We offer testing and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases. Testing may consist of lab work, pap smear, and/or a vaginal culture. We also offer two types of HPV vaccinations (Gardasil and Cervarix).
LIMITED INFERTILITY TREATMENT
Our infertility services may include clomid treatments, follicular scans, hysterosalpingography and intrauterine insemination.
MENOPAUSAL COUNSELING/CARE FOR WOMEN OVER 50
There are many different treatment approaches to menopause and every woman's experience is unique. We offer menopausal counseling to our patients, along with educational resources such as those provided by the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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ULTRASOUND AND LAB ON-SITE
We have an ultrasound technologist and a phlebotomist on staff in our office for your convenience.