We offer the following in-office procedures to help simplify your health and well-being.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium. This procedure is used to treat dysfunctional or abnormal uterine bleeding.
A sonohysterography is done to evaluate the inside of the uterus (endometrial cavity) by filling the uterus with fluid during a transvaginal ultrasound.
Dilation and Curettage (D & C)
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a brief surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining.
A hysteroscopy is a way for your doctor to look at the lining of your uterus. They will then usesa thin viewing tool called a hysteroscope. The tip of the hysteroscope is put into your vagina and gently moved through the cervix into the uterus. The hysteroscope has a light and camera hooked to it so your doctor can see the lining (endometrium) on a video screen.
Colposcopy is a way for the doctor to look into the vagina and cervix when the result of a Pap test is abnormal.
Colposcopy is done to:
Look at the cervix for problem areas when a Pap test was abnormal. If an area of abnormal tissue is found during colposcopy, a cervical biopsy is usually done
Check a sore or other problem (such as vaginal warts) found around the vagina and cervix
Follow up abnormal areas seen on a previous colposcopy. Colposcopy can be done to see if a treatment for a problem worked
The leep procedure is one of the several procedure your doctor has available to help diagnose and treat abnormal cervical cells.
LEEP uses a thin wire loop electrode which is attached to an electrosurgical generator. The generator transfers painless electric current that quickly cuts away the affected cervical tissue in the immediate area of the loop wire. This causes the abnormal cells to rapidly heat and burst, and separates the tissue as the loop wire moves through the cervix.
You may experience mild pain or discomfort.
Cryotherapy destroys abnormal tissue on the cervix by freezing it. Cryotherapy destroys some normal tissue along with the abnormal tissue. During cryotherapy, liquid carbon dioxide (CO2), which is very cold, circulates through a probe placed next to the abnormal tissue. This freezes the tissue for 2 to 3 minutes. It may be allowed to thaw and then be refrozen for another 2 to 3 minutes. A single freeze treatment for 5 minutes may also be used.
Ultrasounds use sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what’s going on inside your body. It shows what your baby looks like while still in you womb (uterus). An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound, inaudible to human ears, and then records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine:
The size of the baby
How well the baby’s heart works
How well other organs (such as the spine, brain, and kidneys) are growing
The anticipated date of birth
This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen