We provide a broad range of services to meet the needs of women of all ages.
Treatment for Heavy Periods/Bleeding
Endometrial Ablations are common, minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy. Typically used to treat abnormal bleeding problems, endometrial ablations can be performed in the office or in an outpatient setting when they are performed alongside other procedures. They typically take less than 10 minutes to perform. While physicians used to have to remove the entire uterus to solve some issues, it is now fairly common to use one of several devices to destroy a thin layer of the lining of the uterus in order to stop heavy bleeding. This procedure is performed in our office.
Reversible/Long-term Intrauterine Contraception
There are two types of IUDs, hormonal and non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs release small amounts of hormones locally into your uterus. IUDs gives you birth control that lasts for several years. It also helps to treat heavy periods, resulting in shorter and lighter periods. There are several options including one that is inserted under the skin of a woman's upper arm.
Hysteroscopy helps physicians diagnose and treat uterine problems. The hysteroscope which is a thin, telescope-like instrument is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix in order to provide a way for physicians to look inside your uterus. The images from the hysteroscope are transmitted to a monitor so the physician can see actual images of the inside of your uterus. There is no incision for this procedure, and it can often be completed with limited or no anesthesia.
A sonohysterogram is a diagnostic procedure that does not require any anesthesia and is not considered a surgery. It is a technique in which your physician injects fluid into your uterus through a tube in your vaginal canal and then performs an ultrasound on your uterus. The fluid shows more detail of the inside of the uterus than when ultrasound is used alone, and is often ordered when a woman has had a normal ultrasound but is still having symptoms such as abnormal bleeding or infertility.
An ultrasound creates pictures of the internal organs of the body from sound waves. There is no radiation involved. Some ultrasounds are performed when a device is placed outside of the body, and some ultrasounds are performed by placing a transducer in the vaginal canal. These devices emit sound waves which then produce black and white images on a monitor. Ultrasounds are safe to have in pregnancy and are regularly used to examine the pelvic organs for problems.
At our office we offer a non-invasive prenatal test that looks for certain chromosome conditions in the baby. It requires only a blood draw and it is safe for mother and baby. This test is offered at the second visit between 11 1/2 - 13 1/2 weeks at the same time as the ultrasound done for nuchal translucency.
We also offer a hereditary cancer testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The test confirms the presence of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. BRCA mutations are responsible for the majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. People with a mutation in either the BRCA1or BRCA2; gene have risks of up to 87% for developing breast cancer and up to 44% for developing ovarian cancer by age 70. Mutation carriers previously diagnosed with cancer also have a significantly increased risk of developing a second primary cancer. Genetic testing identifies patients who have these mutations.
- Menopause Management
- Prenatal Care
- Routine/Annual Exams
- Women's Health
- Gentle C-Section