Obstetrics & Gynecology

Whether undergoing a surgical or Laparoscopic procedure, you can rest assured that the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies are utilized to insure the highest quality of care. Our experienced medical staff performs the following gynecological procedures:

Endometrial Ablation

is an alternative procedure to a hysterectomy. This procedure is for women who suffer from heavy or prolonged periods. The procedure involves removing the lining of the uterus (endometrium), which is the source for bleeding. This procedure uses hysteroscopy to visualize the uterine cavity.

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is a gynecologic procedure that uses a hysteroscope to look inside the uterus. This procedure can help evaluate abnormal bleeding, infertility, fibroid tumors, polyps, and displaced IUDs.

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is a very common operation. The uterus may be completely removed, partially removed, or may be removed with the tubes and ovaries. A supracervical hysterectomy is removal of just the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix intact. A total hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus and the cervix. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium), and the upper part of the vagina. A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy) or through a vaginal incision (vaginal hysterectomy).

Common indicators for this surgery are cancer, uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding, and endometriosis. Our highly trained gynecologic surgeons can discuss the best option for you.

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is a procedure used by physicians to explore the abdomen and reproductive organs. It may be used in cases of infertility, tubal sterilization, ectopic pregnancies, and pelvic pain. It also can be used to diagnose endometriosis, fibroids, and ovarian cysts. A medical instrument called a laparoscope is attached to a video monitor and allows the physician to examine the abdomen without a large abdominal incision. This procedure is typically associated with less pain and faster recovery.

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Laparoscopy Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

uses a laparoscope to visualize the pelvic organs and to assist in the hysterectomy procedure. This enables the physician to perform part of the surgery through a small incision.

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Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

is an outpatient procedure used to remove pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. The instrument is a fine metal loop that has an electrical current passing through the loop, and is used to cut the tissue. The electrical current allows for the tissue to be excised and helps reduce the bleeding.

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is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterine muscle without hysterectomy.

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Operative Hysteroscopy

is the use of a hysteroscope to remove uterine adhesions called synechiae, polyps or fibroids.

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Tubal ligation

also known as "tying the tubes", is a form of sterilization. One or two small incisions are made in the abdomen at the navel and a laparoscope is inserted. Using instruments that are inserted through these incisions, the tubes (fallopian tubes) are coagulated (burned) or sealed shut with a small clip placed on the tube. The patient is able to return home a few hours after the procedure. Tubal ligation can be performed immediately after childbirth through a small incision near the navel or during a cesarean section.

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