In-Office Procedures

Procedures that are typically performed in the exam room without a need for sedation.

Colposcopy: A magnified look at the cervix with a speculum in place. This may be performed when a Pap Smear is abnormal, when there is bleeding after intercourse or if your provider sees an abnormal area during the speculum exam. Small samples (biopsies) may be taken during the procedure for further evaluation.

Cryotherapy: Application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal tissue. When the pap smear or pathology is abnormal.

Endometrial Biopsy: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy is a sample of that lining performed by passing a small plastic straw through the opening of the cervix. This may be recommended in the evaluation of heavy periods, infertility or bleeding after menopause.

Implanon: A birth control device that is placed in the upper arm and is this treatment lasts for three years.

IUD: A type of birth control that is a small plastic device that is inserted and left inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Mirena is a five year treatment and Paragard is a ten year treatment

Pap Smear:
A screening test for cancer or precancerous change of the cervix. This is performed with a spatula and a brush that collects cells and then places them in a solution and sent them to the lab for testing.

Ultrasound: An ultrasound scan is a safe, non-invasive medical test used to evaluate the status of an unborn fetus and to diagnose diseases of the organs and blood vessels.

Vulvar Biopsy: A small sample (usually less than 5 millimeters) taken from the external genitalia for evaluation of abnormal color, inflammation or concern of cancer.
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