At OB-GYN Associates, our OB-GYN specialists are committed to giving you helpful information and weeding out misinformation about women’s health. Listed below are our services and procedures along with topics that interest many patients. Sometimes you want information on your time, so we have created links to the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology patient pamphlets. These are a good start with reliable information. Your doctor can give you more details about each subject or anything not included here. Click on the title below and it will connect you to the information.
Collagen Injection for Incontinence: The doctor injects collagen through a needle into the wall of your urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder. The collagen bulks up the urethral tissue and allows it to close up, stopping urine from leaking out of your bladder.
Cryotherapy: Freezing warts on the female genitalia to remove them. Freezing can also be used to remove abnormal cells from the cervix.
Cystoscopy: Looking inside the bladder to evaluate for problems including bleeding.
Hysteroscopy: Looking inside the uterus with a small camera to look for scarring, structural abnormalities, fibroids and polyps.
LEEP (Loop Electrical Excision Procedure) : Removal of cells from the cervix to help abnormal cells go away and the cervix heal.
Sonohysteroscopy: An ultrasound procedure to examine the lining of the uterus for polyps or problems.
The practice of medicine is always changing and improving. This is most obvious in the field of surgery. The trend in gynecologic surgery is to find ways of improving a woman’s quality of life while minimizing her pain and her time away from family or work. Gynecology is making strides by leaps and bounds. Heavy bleeding, fibroids, polyps, pelvic pain, endometriosis, permanent contraception and incontinence rank among the most common reasons women need surgery. Below we describe innovative surgeries our doctors perform, often leading the community by offering new solutions.
Uterine Ablation: Uterine Ablation is a procedure done working through the cervix to scar the lining of the uterus. Two different devices can be used. Either a hot water balloon (Thermachoice) or radio waves (Novasure) burn the lining of the uterus. This can be done in the office after taking oral pain medication or in the hospital with IV sedation. Offering both locations gives our patients the greatest ability to find the option that suits them best. Patients who are awake report minimal cramping during the procedure.
Essure: This is tubal ligation (tying the tubes) without scars. A camera is used to look inside the uterus and coils are slipped in the fallopian tubes. The body causes scarring around the coils and this closes off the tubes. This procedure can be done in the office, making it the most similar option to a vasectomy.
SILS Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery: This surgery is an alternative to traditional laparoscopy or open surgery. It is even an alternative to Da Vinci or robotic surgery. A single incision is made in the belly button and after healing this scar is often invisible. This technique can be used for hysterectomy, ovarian surgery even in some cases ectopic pregnancy.
Da Vinci or Robotic Surgery: Robotic surgery allows for greater precision during laparoscopic surgery. It is technically similar to open surgery. This gives surgeons dexterity similar to using their own hands. Three to five small abdominal incisions are made to allow this surgery. Recovery is faster than open surgery.