We offer comprehensive advanced gynecology surgery and office services for women of all ages, starting in their teens, through menopause and beyond.
Many women have heavy flow days when they have their period, but a continuously heavy flow can be painful and inconvenient — often making you feel weak, tired, and out of breath. NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time, five-minute outpatient procedure designed to remove the uterine lining that causes heavy bleeding.
An outpatient surgical technique to both diagnose and treat the source of pelvic or abdominal pain when traditional imaging techniques don’t provide enough information. A laparoscopy is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure used to examine the organs inside the pelvis and abdomen through the use of a slender, fiber-optic tube equipped with a miniature camera, lights, and surgical instruments.
A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that allows your doctor to evaluate the endometrial cavity. It can be used to diagnose and treat a range of intrauterine and endocervical problems from abnormal uterine bleeding to abnormal cell growth and chronic pelvic pain.
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
A total laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a special instrument called a laparoscope. The main benefit of this type of hysterectomy is that it is performed only with a few small abdominal incisions. No large incision is required. The recovery time is also generally much faster than traditional abdominal hysterectomy.
A vaginal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through the vagina with no abdominal incisions needed. It is significantly less invasive than a traditional abdominal hysterectomy — which requires an incision in your lower abdomen — and comes with a lower cost and a faster recovery time.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
A laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy combines the advantages of a vaginal hysterectomy and benefits of a laparoscopic hysterectomy to guide the removal of the uterus through the vagina.
Because the pelvic region includes so many structures, there are several possible causes of acute and chronic pelvic pain. Using the most advanced clinical and imaging techniques, we determine the causes of pelvic pain so they can be addressed properly with either medication or surgery if needed.
Fibroids — also known as leiomyomas or myomas — are benign growths that develop within the muscle of a woman’s uterus, and can cause a number of issues including frequent urination, pelvic pain, and heavy or prolonged menstrual periods. There are several medical and surgical options for managing fibroids.
Gynecologic exams are an important part of a comprehensive women’s health care regime. It is recommended women begin their annual exam and PAP at the age of 21. While we do recommend an exam every year, the PAP may be performed less frequently at the discretion of the patient and her doctor. The purpose of this exam is to discuss health issues, perform screening tests, detect and treat existing problems, and identify risk factors for future complications.
Infertility problems are diagnosed in 1 in 10 American couples, and can often be a source of frustration and insecurity. We’re here to help. There are many treatments that can significantly improve your chances of getting pregnant including hormone therapy, fertility drugs, in vitro fertilization, and in some cases surgery.
Weight Loss Management
Maintaining a healthy weight can greatly decrease the risk of a myriad of complications including diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. Our caring and compassionate team is dedicated to offering you the necessary support to meet and exceed your weight management goals.
In addition to providing a magical first glimpse of an unborn child to an expecting mother, ultrasounds are also very useful in patients who are not pregnant, allowing your doctor to see problems with pelvic organs, vessels, and tissues without having to make an incision. We proudly offer state-of-the-art ultrasound technology in our facility.
Abnormal PAP Management
Abnormal PAP smear results could indicate an infection or irregular cell growth, and often require additional testing to verify whether or not there is a problem.
A colposcopy is usually the first step after an abnormal PAP, and it is an examination of the cervix using a magnifying device called a colposcope. The cervix is coated with a vinegar solution which makes any abnormalities stand out. If an abnormal area is a located, a sample or “biopsy” might be performed to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
A LEEP — or loop electrical excision procedure — uses a heated wire loop to remove abnormal cells and tissue from the cervix. These cells and tissues are then sent to the lab for testing. LEEP can, therefore, be used to remove abnormal cells so that healthy tissue can grow.
Menopause is the time in life where the ovaries begin to cease production of the hormones that allow for ovulation. The average age in the United States is 51 years old. Symptoms differ for each woman, ranging from non-existent to severe. We offer a range of management options including hormone replacement therapy and non-hormonal therapy, as well as lifestyle modification counseling.
Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain, stemming from the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. It can cause pelvic pain via multiple mechanisms. We offer a range of both medical and surgical treatment options ranging from medications to surgical excision of the endometriosis lesions.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control method that involves the use of either a copper or very low dose hormone device which is inserted into the uterus in the office. Many women prefer IUDs to traditional birth control methods because the IUD remains in place and provides continual birth control without the need for daily administration. IUDs are placed during a simple office visit; other benefits include that is easily removable, and no surgery is needed.
Nexplanon is a hormone-releasing implant used to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. The implant is a small, flexible plastic rod that contains a progestin hormone called Etonogestrel. The Nexplanon implant is placed just under the skin of the non-dominant arm in a minor in-office surgical procedure and can be removed by your doctor at any time.
From the birth control pill to IUDs and subdermal implants, there is a multitude of contraception options available to women today. Talking to your doctor can help determine what method of contraception is best for you.