Modern OB-GYN provides patients with opportunity to schedule certain surgical procedures in our office. These procedures are performed by our highly qualified physicians with the use of anesthesia administered by board certified anesthesiologists. Having your procedure done in the office provides the advantage of decreased anxiety and cost compared to hospital-based procedures in a less stressed, convenient setting. Of course, if you would prefer to have your procedure done in the hospital, or are not a candidate for an office procedure, we are happy to offer that option as well.
ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION (NOVASURE AND MINERVA)
Endometrial ablation is a treatment for a condition called menorrhagia. Menorrhagia is a condition associated with heavy menstrual bleeding, a very common problem for women resulting in anemia and fatigue. For women who have completed childbearing, this can be treated with a simple office procedure called endometrial ablation. This procedure takes just a few minutes and is associated with a success rate of over 90%.
PERMANENT CONTRACEPTION (ESSURE)
Essure is a permanent method of birth control and a very effective way to prevent pregnancy. This procedure can be done in the office without any incisions, and in most cases, without any pain. It involves placing a small, implantable device in the opening to the fallopian tubes. It takes just a couple minutes and has an effectiveness rate greater than 99%.
Hysteroscopy is a way to look inside the uterus using a very small, flexible camera device. It can be used to diagnose and treat conditions that can cause abnormal bleeding, infertility, or pain. In many cases, if the cause is condition such as polyps or fibroids that need to be removed, this can be done in the office.
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TREATMENT FOR DYSPLASIA (LEEP)
LEEP is a procedure done to remove abnormal tissues and pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix. These conditions, called dysplasia, can be treated in the office with this very quick, safe procedure.
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DILATION AND CURETAGE
Dilation and Curettage (D&C) is a procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions of the uterus. It allows us to obtain a biopsy or specimen from the uterus to rule out cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions and is often done in conjunction with Hysteroscopy (see above).
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Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light into the vagina and onto the cervix. A colposcope can enlarge the normal view. The exam allows the doctor to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone.