If you have abnormal bleeding, severe pelvic pain, or other signs of a gynecological health problem, you might need an in-office procedure to identify or treat the issue. Lillian Schapiro, MD, Tiffany Morgan, WHNP, Clara Jones, FNP, and Kathryn Garren Inan, WHNP, offer various office procedures at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert diagnostics and treatments for gynecological health issues.
Ideal Gynecology, LLC, provides several in-office procedures to diagnose and treat gynecological health issues. Some of the commonly used techniques include:
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your provider to examine the inside of your uterus. They use a hysteroscope, which is a thin tube with a light and camera on its tip.
Your provider inserts the device through your cervix, and it transmits pictures from inside your body to a screen in the treatment room. In addition to examining your womb, your provider can also use hysteroscopy to visualize and guide other procedures such as myomectomy (fibroid removal), or dilation and curettage (D&C).
Polyps are small growths that can form in your uterus and other cavities in your body, including your colon and nasal cavity. Ideal Gynecology, LLC, offers minimally invasive polypectomies to remove these growths from your uterus.
A uterine polypectomy is typically minimally invasive, and you shouldn’t need anesthesia. Your provider might use hysteroscopy or ultrasound to guide the polypectomy.
D&C is a treatment to remove abnormal tissue or a miscarriage from the inside of your uterus. You don’t need anesthesia for the procedure, but your provider does numb your cervix. They insert a small tube into your uterus and use gentle suction to remove the tissue.
Your provider might send a sample to a pathology lab to collect more information about the condition causing your heavy bleeding or other symptoms.
Colposcopy is a noninvasive procedure that allows your provider to examine your cervix in detail. Your provider opens your vagina with a speculum and positions the colposcope outside of your body for a magnified view.
Your provider might brush your cervix with a solution that makes any abnormal cells stand out. When necessary, your provider can take a biopsy (cell sample) during a colposcopy for further testing.
Endometrial ablation treats the inside of your uterus with heat to remove a thin layer of your endometrium. This treatment can reduce or eliminate heavy menstrual bleeding. Endometrial ablation is only appropriate if you don’t plan to have children in the future.
LEEP is a rapid, in-office procedure to remove and test abnormal cells from your cervix. After numbing your cervix, your provider uses the LEEP device to remove the top layer of cells from your cervix.
Ideal Gynecology, LLC, performs various office procedures to diagnose the cause of symptoms such as:
These procedures also treat gynecological health problems that interfere with your health and well-being.
Your provider gives you personalized instructions on preparing for your procedure and what to expect while you recover. These office procedures don’t require anesthesia, although you might want to take it easy for a day or two.
If you have questions about your gynecological health or need to book an office procedure, call Ideal Gynecology, LLC, or use the online booking tool today.