Treatments

Abnormal Pap Smear Management -
Colposcopy and Leep
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If you have been diagnosed with an abnormal pap smear, your doctor may perform a colposcopy. The provider will look through a special magnifying scope to view your cervix. He or she may need to take a small biopsy depending on what is seen. LEEP is the procedure you will have if your doctor determines the need for treatment of the abnormal Pap smear. This involves removing a small portion of the cervix. This may be done in the office under local anesthesia. Not all abnormalities require treatment. If you have been diagnosed with an abnormal Pap smear, your doctor may perform a colposcopy.

Endometrial Ablation for Heavy or
Irregular periods
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Many women have heavy or irregular periods. There are many treatment options: Endometrial ablation is a quick in-office treatment for heavy bleeding. It is an alternative to hysterectomy for many women who would wish to avoid major surgery. 

Urogynecology and Bladder Testing
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Urogynecology is the area of Ob/Gyn dedicated to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse and vaginal laxity as well as urinary, bowel and sexual dysfunctions. Conditions include overactive bladder, stress incontinence and vaginal laxity and pelvic organ prolapse. In-office evaluation and consultation may include cystoscopy and bladder function testing. Depending on results of evaluation, some treatment recommendations may include medication for overactive bladder, surgery to restore pelvic anatomy or sling procedure for stress urinary incontinence. Additional recommendations may include dietary and lifestyle changes, bladder training, pelvic floor physical therapy as well as Votiva vaginal remodeling a non-surgical, non-hormonal treatment.


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Laparoscopy
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When a gynecologic problem requires surgery, very often this can be done laparoscopically. A camera is placed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and small instruments are used to operate on ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, fallopian tubes, adhesions or endometriosis lesions. This approach allows the patient a shorter recovery and shorter stay in the hospital, often going home the same day.

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
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If a patient needs a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus,) very often this can be done laparoscopically. A camera is placed through a small incision in the abdominal wall and small instruments are used to separate the uterus, with or without removal of the tubes and ovaries. This approach allows the patient a shorter recovery and shorter stay in the hospital, often going home the next day.

Vaginal Remodeling (Votiva)
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Many women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, vaginal laxity, incontinence, vaginal dryness or sexual dysfunction as a result of aging, pregnancy or change in hormone production. Many of these symptoms are quite common and tend to worsen over time. Some of the conditions include:


These symptoms can strongly affect the quality of life for women, physically, psychologically and sexually.


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