As part of our mission to offer our patients the best possible care, our practice provides minimally- invasive in-office procedures in the privacy and comfort of our fully equipped procedure rooms. The advantages of performing these procedures in our offices include:
- Less time-consuming to our patients
- Personalized care and attention
- Lower over-all cost, thus saving our patients
high hospital costs, out-of-pocket co-pays and
- The ability to use conscious sedation, thus avoiding
the cost and complications of general anesthesia
We offer the following procedures in our offices. Please click on the links for a full description of the procedures:
The primary purpose of office hysteroscopy is to evaluate patients with abnormal uterine bleeding resistant to medical management or to perform a panoramic visualization of the uterine cavity.
IMPLANON® is a small, thin, implantable hormonal contraceptive that is effective for up to three years. It was approved in July, 2006 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in a doctor's office in less than 10 minutes. Essure is covered by most insurance providers, and if the Essure procedure is performed in a doctor's office, depending on your specific insurance plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay.
Mirena is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and is one of the most effective forms of birth control. Mirena works for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Mirena can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time during the 5-year period, or when you want to try to become pregnant.
ParaGard® Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUC) is a different kind of birth control. But it's one of the most effective kinds available. It's even more effective than the Pill. But, unlike the Pill (and patch, ring, and shots), it's hormone-free. So it's great for women who prefer not to use hormones or can't for health reasons.
"LEEP" is an abbreviation for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. It is a way to test and treat abnormal cell growth on the surface tissue of the cervix. LEEP may be recommended after abnormal changes in the cervix are confirmed by Pap tests and colposcopy biopsies. (Colposcopy is a non-invasive procedure in which a device similar to a microscope is used to view the cervix.) LEEP allows your physician to remove the abnormal tissue and test it for cancer.