Essure Tubal Occlusion - Permanent Sterilization
Essure is a permanent birth control solution that does not involve hormones, general anesthesia or an abdominal incision. This is the most effective method for tubal ligation available today. Virtually painless with essentially no down time.
This procedure is done through the vagina with local anesthesia. Patients may return to work the next day.
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Her Option Endometrial Ablation
(procedure to reduce or eliminate menstrual bleeding)
Her Option is a safe and effective treatment that uses sub-zero temperatures to diminish the tissue lining the uterus (endometrium). It is this tissue that sheds during your period that causes bleeding. By diminishing most or all of this lining, you periods will be reduced or eliminated.
This procedure takes up to 30 minutes and most women can return to normal activities the next day.
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that enables your Doctor to look carefully at the uterine lining using a thin viewing instrument (a hysteroscope). The Doctor may perform a hysteroscopy if you experience any of the following conditions, heavy or long periods, bleeding between periods, postmenopausal bleeding, severe menstrual cramps and infertility. Local anesthesia is used and you can return to normal activities the next day.
Lets your doctor examine the cervix and vaginal walls in more detail through a special magnifying device called colposcopy. It can detect problems of the cervix that cannot be seen with the eye alone. If an area of abnormal cells is seen, your doctor may decide that a biopsy is needed. This is normally done when a Pap test result shows abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
This procedure is used to remove abnormal cells from the cervix. A thin wire loop that carries an electric current is used to remove abnormal areas of the cervix. This procedure is usually performed in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia. The areas that are removed are sent to the lab to be studied. Patients may return to normal activities the next day.
Cryotherapy is a technique that freezes abnormal tissue, which later sheds. This procedure is normally done for any mildly abnormal Pap smear. Patients may return to normal activities the next day.