Endometrial Ablation is a procedure performed to reduce or eliminate heavy menses. This method is most often used or recommended for women who suffer from excessive or prolonged bleeding during their menstrual cycle but cannot or do not wish to undergo a hysterectomy. The procedure is most commonly done in the office or in an outpatient surgical setting and we offer both choices. An endometrial ablation permanently changes the uterine lining thus reducing or eliminating menses. Pregnancy after an ablation is not recommended because it can be life threatening to the mother and unborn child, so a birth control method is required following the procedure. For more information, click here.
HYSTEROSCOPY AND/OR D&C
Hysteroscopy is the inspection of the uterine cavity by a scope (endoscopy) placed into the uterine cavity with access through the cervix. It allows for the diagnosis of problems inside the uterus and is done because of abnormal menses, postmenopausal bleeding or other suspected problems from the uterus. This procedure can be done in the office or in an outpatient surgical setting and we offer both choices. For more information, click here.
D&C which stands for dilation and curettage is a procedure that dilates the cervix then scrapes out the tissue from the uterus. This can be done alone but is typically performed along with a hysteroscopy. For more information, click here.
Laparoscopy is a modern surgical procedure that is done by placing a scope through the umbilical area to inspect the abdomen and pelvis. This is frequently done when a patient is experiencing pelvic pain or there is concern of an abnormality in the abdomen or pelvis. Laparoscopy is used to then treat the medical condition as well perform other treatments such as a tubal ligation. For more information, click here.
LEEP OR CERVICAL CONIZATION
Leep or cervical conization is a procedure that is used to treat precancerous cells on the cervix. Leep- short for loop electrosurgical excision procedure- removes abnormal tissue from the cervix using a thin wire loop that carries an electrical current. It is performed after abnormal cells are found from a pap smear, colposcopy or biopsy. For more information, click here.
Tubal ligation is a type of permanent birth control - also known as having your tubes tied or tuple sterilization. During a tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are permanently cut or blocked to prevent pregnancy. For more information, click here.
SKIN LESION REMOVAL
Often skin biopsies or lesion removal is necessary if an abnormality is detected on the skin surface. A local anesthetic is injected into the skin and the lesion is removed using a small tool or scapel. Sometimes sutures are necessary depending on the size of biopsy or lesion that was removed.
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove a woman's uterus and/or ovaries with or without the fallopian tubes. We perform various methods of hysterectomy including abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy. For more information, click here.