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Services & Procedures

From initial examination to the onset of menopause and beyond, our professional staff provides comprehensive care for the full spectrum of women’s health issues.

Beyond the traditional treatment protocols, our physicians offer a variety of new and innovative services designed to enhance the quality of life for our patients.

Obstetrics

We provide complete obstetrical care beginning at conception and progressing to delivery. We manage both uncomplicated and high risk pregnancies. Some common obstetrical problems managed by our practice include diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems, preterm labor, advanced maternal age, multiples (twins), recurrent pregnancy loss, cerclage placement, and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section).

- 3D ultrasound
- In office NST monitoring
- VBAC VBAC Consent Form

Gynecology

We believe in taking care of the whole patient and that is why our motto is caring for women for life.

Advanced Pelvic Surgery

Providing the best care with the best options in the various disciplines of gynecologic surgery is a priority in our practice. Whether completing a hysterectomy, correcting urinary incontinence, or fixing a bladder prolapse, we preform the majority of gynecologic procedures using a microinvasive approach such as vaginal surgery and/or laparoscopy. These routes greatly reduce postoperative recovery, decrease pain, improve cosmetic outcomes, and result in a faster return to normal activity.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical hormone therapy is a prescription option to conventional hormone replacement therapy. Derived from plants, the hormones are chemically altered to mimic the endogenously produced hormones. The bio-identical hormones most frequently used for female hormonal disorders are estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone. The availability of varying strengths allows flexibility in order to achieve a successful therapy for each individual patient. The goal of bio-identical hormone therapy is to restore hormonal balance and improve quality of life. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, weight gain, depression, mood swings, decreased libido, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

BRCA Testing (Breast Cancer Testing)

BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 are human genes that belong to a class of tumor suppressor genes. A mutation (change) in these genes greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. A genetic test (blood test) is available to check for BRCA mutations. This testing is only suggested for those with a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. Insurance policies vary with regard to whether or not the cost of testing is covered.

Cardiovascular Health Screening

Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. According to the American Heart Association, 37% of all female deaths in America occur from coronary heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. Low blood levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), high levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL), and elevated triglycerides are important risk factors for developing heart disease. Exercise and a healthy diet reduce the risk of diabetes which is a strong risk factor for heart disease.

Contraception Counseling

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, up to one half of pregnancies are unintended. Family planning and contraception counseling are an integral part of our practice.
Contraception Options

Infertility Counseling

Infertility is when a couple has not conceived after one year of unprotected intercourse. About 10% of all couples experience the pain, frustration, and sadness of infertility. Fortunately, many couples suffering from infertility can become pregnant.
Infertility Fact Form

Osteoporosis Screening

Osteoporosis is a common problem in women, particularly postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis causes bones to become abnormally thin increasing the risk far fractures. Any bones can be affected, but the hip and spine may cause serious consequences if fractured, An estimated 8 million women have osteoporosis and 34 million women are estimated to have low bone mass increasing their risk for future fractures. A DEXA scan is the best available test to predict bone mineral density. It is a painless test that takes about 10 minutes to preform.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination (Flu Vaccine)

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccination each year between September and January. Pregnant women, women older than fifty, healthcare workers, and certain others should get the vaccination each year.

STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Screening

Sexually transmitted diseases affect millions of women each year. Anyone who is sexually active can acquire a sexually transmitted disease. There are numerous tests available to diagnose infection.