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:

  • Essure hysteroscopic tubal occlusion
  • 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 Wometn’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:

Essure_ThreeStepsEssure Hysteroscopic Tubal Occlusion:
Essure provides safe effective permanent contraception with minimal recovery.

The Essure can be done in the comfort of the office. Anesthesia is provided locally to prevent pain. Recovery is minimal – you are usually able to go back to work the day after surgery and not need pain medication after surgery.

During this procedure, a camera is placed through your natural passages (cervix and into the uterus), also called a hysteroscopy. The openings of your fallopian tubes are identified. A soft insert is placed into the openings of your tubes. Over 3 months, your tubes grow over and through the insert, providing a permanent natural barrier to contraception.

More information on Essure

Click here to learn more about your options for permanent contraception at Women’s Care.

It is important to remember to use another form of contraception during this 3 month time as the tube grows into the insert. This process is painless and doesn’t affect your periods. At the end of the 3 month period, we will help you schedule a dye-Xray test, known as a hysterosalpingogram to make sure that the fallopian tubes are occluded. Hundreds of thousands of Essure procedures have been performed worldwide. It is proven to be safe and effective. Women’s Care is happy to offer this exciting procedure to you!

Call to schedule an appointment to discuss permanent contraception with a Women’s Care provider if this is a concern to you.

Other options for permanent contraception include laparoscopic tubal ligation and vasectomy.

Learn more about your options for permanent contraception at Women’s Care.

inoffice-sidebar2Hysteroscopy:
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. Procedures such as hysteroscopic tubal occlusion (Essure) can be done at the same time to provide permanent contraception with easy recovery.

Learn more about hysteroscopies.

periodproblems-polypsPolypectomy:
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 for 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.

thermachoice_diagramEndometrial 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.

Thermachoice endometrial ablation treats the lining of the uterus by heating a small balloon that’s been expanded inside the uterus.

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

The recovery for 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!
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Learn more about endometrial ablation.

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 (curretage.) 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.

Learn more about dilation and curettage.

Leep Procedure:
A LEEP procedure removes pre-cancerous areas of the cervix in order to preventcervical 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:
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.