In-office procedures

From beginning to end, Women’s Care strives to make your experience pleasant and healing.

At Women’s Care, we can provide a comfortable in-office setting for minor surgical procedures. This can provide a safe alternative to the surgery center or hospital.

Procedures that can be performed at the office include:

  • Hysteroscopy and testing for abnormal bleeding (endometrial biopsy)
  • Removal of polyps inside the uterus
  • Treatment for miscarriage
  • Treatment for heavy bleeding including Endometrial Ablation
  • Treatment for precancerous conditions of the cervix (LEEP)
  • In-office surgery can avoid hospital co-pays from your insurance.

We want to provide you with a comfortable and safe setting in which to have minor procedures, surrounded by the smiling Women’s Care faces you already know and are comfortable with.

From beginning to end, we strive to make your surgical experience pleasant and healing. You may arrive early to receive certain preoperative medications. It is recommended you bring an iPod and/or book. Wear comfortable clothes during your stay with us. After the surgery, you are able to recover in a cozy recliner and enjoy a drink and snack as our friendly caring nurses monitor your progress.

Specific procedures offered

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Hysteroscopy is a procedure that provides a complete picture of the inside of your uterus. Your Women’s Care doctor can perform this procedure to diagnose and possibly treat heavy periods, pain, and infertility. It can be performed in the office, surgery center, or hospital.

Examples of conditions that can be seen include polyps, fibroids, cancer, and others. Other procedures, such as polyp removal (polypectomy), endometrial ablation, and D&C can be combined with hysteroscopy to treat heavy bleeding.

Hysteroscopy with polypectomy is a procedure that identifies and treats a cause of heavy bleeding: an endometrial polyp (a ball-like thickening of the lining of your uterus.) This procedure can be done in the office, surgery center, or hospital.

Recovery from this procedure is minimal and you are able to go home the same day and return to work within the next day or two after surgery.

Endometrial Ablation:
Suffering from heavy periods? Women’s Care doctors can help. Endometrial ablation is a procedure that treats heavy bleeding and painful periods. It can be performed in the office, surgery center, or hospital. This procedure can be very successful in treating heavy bleeding and painful periods. Most women experience lighter, less painful periods. Some women lose their periods altogether.

Several options are available for endometrial ablations. The best choice for the procedure depends on your personal concerns and the experiences of your Women’s Care doctor. Local anesthesia is provided to make this a comfortable process.

Novasure endometrial ablation treats the lining of the uterus by heating a mesh that’s been expanded inside the uterus.

The recovery from an endometrial ablation lasts only a few days. You are able to go home the same day and return to work a few days after surgery.

Talk to your Women’s Care doctor about your individual needs and the specific risks of these surgeries. Sampling to detect precancerous conditions of the uterus is recommended prior to the surgery. Your Women’s Care doctor is happy to treat your periods with these procedures if they are the right procedures for you!

Gynecologic D&C:
A Dilation & Curettage is a procedure that is performed to diagnose the potential causes of heavy periods. It can be done in the office, surgery center, or hospital under local or general anesthesia. You are able to go home the same day. The recovery is minimal. Discuss specific concerns and risks with your Women’s Care doctor.

Obstetric D&C:
A Dilation & Curettage is a procedure that is performed for the treatment of miscarriage. It can also be used to treat heavy bleeding after delivery. This procedure can be performed in the office, surgery center, or hospital. During this procedure, the cervix is gently and gradually dilated to allow access into the uterus. Then the contents of the uterus are gently removed (curettage). Recovery is minimal. Bleeding can last 1-2 weeks after the procedure. Please discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care doctor.

At Women’s Care, we are also incredibly concerned with the emotional side of miscarriage. We are here to support you and your family through this traumatic event.

Leep Procedure:
A LEEP procedure removes pre-cancerous areas of the cervix in order to prevent cervical cancer. It is done under local anesthesia. Please discuss specific concerns and risks with your Women’s Care Provider.

Endometrial Biopsy:
Endometrial biopsy is a quick procedure done in the office to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions of the inside lining of the uterus, the endometrium. It is performed if you experience heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods or if your uterine lining is found to be thickened by ultrasound.

Sonohysterography is a test that combines the imaging of an ultrasound and the diagnostic abilities of your Women’s Care Doctor. During the ultrasound, your doctor will inject some sterile fluid into the uterus through a tiny catheter. It provides an image of the interior of the uterus to detect masses like endometrial polyps or fibroids that can grow in the uterus and cause heavy bleeding.