Tests & Treatments Under 1 Roof
If your health complications require follow-up, it can feel like a hassle when you’re referred to another health care professional. However, at Women’s Health Specialists, you can get most of your tests and treatments in-house.
In-Office Gynecological Procedures
A relatively recent innovation in health care is the rise of office-based surgeries (OBS) and procedures, made possible in many cases by new technologies, shifting the load from hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to doctors’ offices.
These changes have created a wide range of benefits for patients and doctors. There are often fewer scheduling delays since there’s no need for referrals. In-office procedures tend to be minimally invasive, which keeps recovery time to a minimum.
You maintain continuity of care, working with doctors and staff you already know, and to whom you’re a face and name rather than a case file.
The field of gynecology lends itself well to in-office procedures performed under local anesthetics. Technological advances in medical devices and imagery further expand the scope of OBS.
Our in-office procedures provided by Women’s Health Specialists can be divided into three general categories: diagnosis, treatment, and birth control.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Colposcopy: this procedure allows your doctor to view your cervix and identify any issues that wouldn’t otherwise be seen.
Urodynamics testing: this type of testing examines how well the bladder, sphincters, and urethra are storing and releasing urine.
Uterine biopsy: (also known as an endometrial biopsy), we’ll take a small piece of tissue from the lining of your uterus and test it for cancer and other abnormalities.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure, or LEEP: this treatment prevents cervical cancer by removing abnormal, precancerous cells from your cervix. A small electrical loop burns away the abnormal cells during a procedure under local anesthetic.
Cervical biopsy: this is a procedure that involves taking tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous tissue.
IUD placement and removal: this small, t-shaped device is placed inside your uterus to help prevent pregnancy.
Nexplanon placement and removal: this small rod-shaped device is inserted in your upper arm and is completely unnoticeable. It can prevent pregnancy for up to four years.
Contact the Women’s Health Specialists office by phone or online today to schedule your next visit.