Click on each procedure to learn more.

D & C Hysteroscopy – This procedure involves looking at the inside of the uterus
and taking a small tissue sample.

Novasure Endometrial Ablation
– This procedure is a simple solution to control heavy
menstrual bleeding.

Essure Birth Control Procedure
- This is a permanent birth control solution for women
whose family is complete.

Colposcopy – Procedure performed to evaluate abnormal pap tests.

LEEP – Procedure performed to treat abnormal PAP tests.

HYSTEROSCOPY
Hysteroscopy is a technique used to look inside the uterus. A hysteroscopy is a thin, lighted telescope-like device. It is inserted through the vagina into the uterus. The hysteroscope transmits the image of the uterus onto a screen, allowing the doctor to see the inside of the uterus during the procedure.

Hysteroscopy can be used to diagnose or treat a problem. One of the most common uses for hysteroscopy is to find the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. A tissue sample can be obtained for biopsy.

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NOVASURE ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION
What to expect from the NovaSure procedure

What is the NovaSure procedure like?

NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation is the simple, one-time, 5 minute procedure trusted by over one million women - without hormones or hysterectomy.

It can be done in a doctor's office
The entire procedure typically takes less than 5 minutes
It is performed without any incisions
There is no need for general anesthesia
Most women report little or no pain, and return to their regular activities within a day
For more information, go to www.novasure.com

ESSURE Birth Control Procedure
Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that can be performed in just 10 minutes. It is covered by most insurance providers, and if the Essure procedure is performed in a doctor’s office, depending on your specific insurance plan, payment may be as low as a simple co-pay. It is 99.8% effective which is the most effective form of permanent birth control available.

For more information, go to www.Essure.com

COLPOSCOPY
Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light onto the vagina and cervix and enlarges the view by 2-60 times. This exam allows the doctor to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone. Colposcopy is done when a Pap test result shows abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. Colposcopy provides more information about the abnormal cells.

The procedure is best done when a woman is not having her period/menses. This gives the doctor a better view of the cervix. For at least 24 hours before the test, you should not douche, use tampons, use vaginal medications or have sex.

During colposcopy, the doctor may see abnormal areas and perform a biopsy. During a biopsy, a small piece of abnormal tissue is removed from the cervix with a special device. Cells may also be taken from the endocervical canal – this is called an endocervical curettage.

Results of the biopsy should be available within 7-10 days. For more information on colposcopy,
go to www.acog.org

LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)

If you have an abnormal Pap test result, your doctor may suggest that you have a LEEP procedure performed as evaluation and/or treatment of the abnormal Pap. LEEP is used to remove the area containing abnormal cells from your cervix.

LEEP uses a thin wire loop that acts like a scalpel (surgical knife). An electric current is passed through the loop, which cuts away a thin layer of the cervix. The procedure should be done when you are not having your menstrual period to give a better view of the cervix. In most cases, LEEP is done in the doctor’s office and takes a few minutes.

For more information on LEEP, go to www.acog.org