In-office Procedures, Labs and Surgery

Gynecology:
In-office Procedures, Labs and Surgery

Any surgical procedure has risks and benefits. If surgery is recommended to you, make sure you talk with your Gynecologist to understand your options. Here are the in-office procedures we offer:

 

In-Office Procedures
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Colposcopy

A colposcopy is recommended if the results of a pap smear or pelvic test come back abnormal. During the procedure, a colposcope is used to examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva. This procedure usually takes 10-20 minutes to complete.

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Endometrial Biopsy

An endometrial biopsy helps diagnose issues found in the uterus, and help rule out other diseases. The biopsy can also help find the cause of postmenopausal bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding, and screen for endometrial cancer. Typically the procedure takes 10 – 20 minutes to complete.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves instead of radiation. We use it as needed to evaluate the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, and bladder.

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Sonohysterogram

Fluid is put into the uterus through the cervix, which helps get a better image of the lining of the uterus than with ultrasound by itself. A sonohysterogram is a type of ultrasound device that’s used to develop images of the uterus. Typically the procedure takes 20 – 30 minutes.

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Laboratory Services

We process many of the tests we do on site so we can get results back faster to you.

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Dilitation and Curettage (D&C)

D&C is used when we need to diagnose and treat certain conditions of the uterus. First, you’ll receive anesthesia. Then, the uterus is opened (dilated, or dilatation). Finally, tissue from the uterus is removed with curettes (curettage).

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Myomectomy

Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids or muscle tumors that can grow in the uterus. Fibroids don’t always need to be removed. If they don’t bother you, and they’re not cancerous, then you can decide if you want them removed.

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Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a procedure to remove the uterus. There are many reasons why you might need a hysterectomy including uterine fibroids that cause pain or other problems, uterine prolapse, cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries, and other reasons. In some cases, only the uterus is removed. In other cases, one or both ovaries, and/or the fallopian tubes, may also be removed.

We offer laparoscopic hysterectomy, abdominal hysterectomy, and vaginal hysterectomy. There are good reasons why one type may be more appropriate for you instead of another, and each has its own benefits and risks. You should talk to your gynecologist about them to help make the best choice for you.

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Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure used to diagnose problems in the uterus. A hysteroscope, used in the procedure, is a thin lighted scope (similar to a telescope) that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina. One of the more common problems is abnormal bleeding. Other situations where hysteroscopy is indicated include removing adhesions from past surgery or an infection, finding an IUD, and diagnosing repeated miscarriages when a woman has more than two in a row.

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Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoscopy is a form of minimally invasive surgery used to diagnose a variety of conditions in a woman’s pelvic region. An incision is made in the abdomen, and then a laparoscope (like a live camera) is inserted into one of the incisions to allow the gynecologist to see what’s going on. The gynecologist will proceed depending on what is found.

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Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation (having your tubes tied) is a permanent form of birth control. The fallopian tubes are tied, cut, or blocked permanently so that eggs can’t travel through the fallopian tubes, and sperm can’t travel up them, either. Most tubal ligations can’t be reversed.

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Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

HSG is a form of x-ray. It’s most commonly used to examine a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes when she’s having trouble getting pregnant. It can also help understand the causes of miscarriages, and determine if tumor masses or fibroids are present and their severity.

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