Procedures List


 
  • Colposcopy - A screening Pap smear, which returns an abnormal result, may, in some cases prompt the scheduling of a Colposcopic exam of the cervix and / or vaginal tissues.
  • LEEP -  A loop electrosurgical excision procedure, commonly referred to as a LEEP, is one possible course of treatment that may be suggested by a physician to quickly remove areas of abnormal tissue on the cervix.
  • Endometrial biopsy – It is a procedure in which a tissue sample is taken from the lining of the uterus (endometrium), and is checked under a microscope for any abnormal cells or signs of cancer.
  • Saline Hysterography - This test is used to diagnose causes for abnormal vaginal bleeding in premenopausal and postmenopausal patients. It also can be used to diagnose some forms of abnormal uterine shapes such as bicornuate uterus.
  • IUD Insertion - An intrauterine device (IUD) is a reversible form of contraception. A small T-shaped device is placed through the cervix into the uterus during an office exam. 
  • Nexplanon -  Nexplanon is a hormone releasing birth control implant placed under the skin in the inner, upper arm. 
  • Endometrial Ablation - Heavy periods, or menorrhagia, affect about 20% of all women. If a woman is done with childbearing and having problems with heavy periods, she may be a candidate for an endometrial ablation.
  • Vulvar Biopsy - A biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue or skin. Knowing what is causing your symptoms is important for appropriate management and treatment to alleviate symptoms. 
  • Cystoscopy Urodynamics - A flexible cystoscopy is an examination of the bladder using a flexible fibre-optic telescope. This enables the doctor to examine the urethra and bladder without a general anesthetic. 
  • Urodynamic testing - Urodynamic tests measure bladder function and efficiency. The testing is done if a woman has problems with leaking urine. 
  • Essure – It is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in a doctor's office in less than 10 minutes.
  • MonaLisa Touch® Laser Therapy - It is for patients who are experiencing vaginal and vulvar atrophy. This condition can sometimes occur after menopause, or for other reasons. 
  • Dilation & Curettage (D&C) – It is an out-patient surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) so that the uterine lining (endometrium) can be scraped with a curette to sample endometrial tissue. 
  • Hysteroscopy - Hysteroscopy enables a physician to look through the vagina and cervix to inspect the cavity of the uterus with an instrument called a hysteroscope. 
  • Endometrial Ablation - An ablation is a treatment applied to the lining of the uterus to help improve heavy periods. Endometrial Ablation is a simple, one-time, 5 - 10 minute procedure. 
  • Laparoscopy – Laparoscopy is a fairly noninvasive method used to examine the interior of the abdomen, pelvic cavity and other parts of the body. A laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure.


  • Tubal Ligation - Tubal ligation (or "tying the tubes") is surgery to close a woman's fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. A tubal ligation should only be done if a woman never wants to become pregnant again. 
  • Salpingectomy - Salpingectomy is the removal of a woman's fallopian tube, the tube through which an egg travels from the ovary to the uterus. 
  • Conization - Cervical conization (cone biopsy) is a surgical procedure where a wedge or cone-shaped tissue sample is excised from the cervix for diagnostic and treatment purposes. 
  • Hysterectomy - A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus. It may be done to treat fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, cancer, chronic pain, or heavy bleeding that has not been controlled by less invasive methods. 
  • Types of hysterectomies performed - 
    • Total or complete hysterectomy - The uterus and the cervix are removed. 
    • Supracervical (also called subtotal or partial) hysterectomy - The upper portion of the uterus is removed, leaving the cervix and ovaries intact. 
    • Radical hysterectomy – A hysterectomy occasionally used to treat cervical cancer. During a radical hysterectomy, extra tissue is removed from the area surrounding the uterus.
  • Robotic-assisted surgery - The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic surgical system approved by FDA. It is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, and is controlled by a surgeon from a console.
  • Myomectomy - Myoma is another name for a fibroid. In women whose fibroids cause problems (generally bleeding or pain) and who still want to keep their uterus, a myomectomy (removal of myoma) may be recommended. 
  • Oophorectomy - Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of an ovary. Sometimes just an ovary is removed, and sometimes it is removed at the same time as a hysterectomy. An ovary may be removed due to pain, cysts or masses on the ovary, a family tendency toward breast or ovarian cancer, or if there is cancer of the ovary. 
  • Ovarian Cystectomy - A cyst that is large (more than 3 inches across), a cyst that appears solid (an endometrioma or dermoid cyst), a cyst that is possibly cancerous, or a cyst that persistently causes pain may need to be removed. Ideally, a cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. This is called an ovarian cystectomy. 
  • Pelvic Support Surgery - Used to treat symptoms of pelvic relaxation and stress urinary incontinence. 
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Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-304-1546
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