We offer a wide range of OB/GYN services!
Abdominal Hysterectomy – type of hysterectomy where the uterus is removed through an incision in the lower abdomen (similar to a caesarean incision). The provider has a good view of the organs and is able to remove lager fibroids, tumors, etc. Patients should expect a two night stay in the hospital and a recovery period of six weeks.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy – type of hysterectomy where the uterus is removed through a small incision at the top of the vagina. An incision is made below the naval for the laparoscope (device used to see the uterus and surrounding tissue) and two small abdominal incisions for instruments needed for the hysterectomy. Patients should expect an overnight stay in the hospital for observation and a recovery period of two to four weeks.
Anterior/Posterior Repair – a method to correct a bladder, urethra, and/or rectum that bulges into the vagina. The provider will make incision into the front and/or back of the vagina to release the organ or tissue bulging into the vagina. Tissue is used to support the organ and hold in position. Patients should expect an overnight stay in the hospital for observation and a recovery period of four to six weeks.
Bilateral Tubal Ligation – a sterilization method commonly known as “having your tubes tied.” Two small incisions are made in the abdomen for insertion of the laparoscope. Instruments needed for the procedures are inserted through the laparoscope. The fallopian tubes are sealed close with a clip or band. (During a caesarean section, a section is cut and removed from the fallopian tubes.) The procedure is an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery time.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy – the provider uses a device to view organs and tissue in the abdomen or pelvic area. An incision is made below the naval for the laparoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera used to view the inside of your body. This procedure is typically an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery time.
Suburethral Sling (TVT) – a method to correct a dropped or weak urethra. (Women typically experience urine leakage when coughing, sneezing, or jumping.) A narrow strap, or sling, is placed below the urethra for support. The sling is made from your tissue or a mesh material. The procedure is an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery time.
In Office Procedures
Colposcopy – typically recommended when a Pap test results in abnormal cells (atypical cells, pre-cancerous cells, or HPV virus). Providers use a colposcope to magnify the cervix. If abnormalities are found, a sample of the cervix will be taken and sent to the lab for further evaluation. Some patients experience mild discomfort (typically cramping) during the procedure.
Endometrial Ablation – performed in women who experience heavy bleeding or longer than normal periods an alternative to a hysterectomy. Endometrial Ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus to stop menstrual flow in most women.
NovaSure procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The average treatment time is about 90 seconds, and only needs to be performed once to lighten or stop your periods. NovaSure can be performed in the hospital or in the office. Please visit www.novasure.com for more information.
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Gardasil® Cervical Cancer Vaccination – series of three injections to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV). Typically, the injections are administered to girls and young women ages 9 to 26.. Please visit www.gardasil.com for more information.
Hormone Pellet Insertion – is a procedure where hormones in the form of tiny pellets are placed underneath the skin. Pellets are absorbed by the body over a period of three months. The procedure is repeated every three months.
Hysteroscopy – a procedure that allows the provider to look inside the uterus to diagnosis a suspected medical condition. A hysteroscope acts like a telescope that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina. The provider will be able to see images of the uterus on a screen. Some patients experience mild discomfort (typically cramping) during the procedure.
Intrauterine Device (IUD) – a small T shaped device that is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. An IUD prevents the sperm from meeting the egg. Typically, the device will last for five years before needing replaced. IUDs stay in place until removed by your provider. Please visit www.mirena-usa.com for more information.
LEEP Excision of the Cervix – Your provider may recommend this procedure if you have an abnormal pap test. Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) is a procedure to remove abnormal cells from the cervix. A thin layer of cells are removed from the uterus by a thin wire loop. An electrical current is passed through this loop which cuts away the layer of cells. Some discharge and cramping may occur after the procedure.