Gynecology

IN-OFFICE SURGICAL PROCEDURES…

  • Essure - Essure is a permanent birth control procedure to block the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. The procedure is quick and is performed in the office. There are no hormonal side effects and gives the patient a worry-free form of birth control. To learn more about “Essure” click on the link: www.essure.com
  • Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation – Thermachoice is an effective treatment for heavy menstrual periods. This procedure involves a minimally invasive procedure performed in the office. To learn more about “Thermachoice” click on the link: www.pelvichealthsolutions.com
  • NovaSure Endometrial Ablation – NovaSure is a quick procedure done in the office to lighten your periods and in many cases stop them completely. There are no side effects from use of hormones or risks of hysterectomy.To learn more about “NovaSure” click on the link: www.novasure.com
  • HTA Procedure (hydrothermal endometrial ablation) – HTA is an effective treatment to eliminate long, painful and heavy periods. The procedure is performed in the office and often results in stopping periods altogether. To learn more about “HTA” click on the link: www.bostonscientific.com
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) – This procedure uses a thin electrical wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. This is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed in the office. To learn more about a LEEP procedure, click on the link: www.webmd.com

HOSPITAL SURGERY

              DA VINCI ROBOTIC SURGERY (Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique)

  • Physicians at Athens Obstetrics and Gynecology were the first in the Athens area to perform gynecologic surgery using the DaVinci Robotic Surgery system at St. Mary’s Hospital. The DaVinci robot surgery system allows the physician to perform delicate and complex operations through tiny incisions which then allow the patient to have a quicker and less painful recovery than traditional surgical methods. While this is not appropriate for all surgical procedures, it may be the right choice for you. Your physician will discuss the options for surgery with you and if this is a possible consideration, you can learn more about having surgery using the DaVinci robot at www.davincisurgery.com.

MAMMOGRAPHY      

  • The 2012 recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology are that women begin having baseline mammograms at age 40 and follow up yearly. Self breast exam is recommended monthly. To learn more about recommendations for breast exams and mammography go to www.acog.org  

INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES

  • Mirena IUD is a soft, flexible IUD that releases small amounts of hormones into your uterus for birth control lasting up to 5 years. It has also been used as treatment for heavy menstrual periods. To learn more about the Mirena go to www.mirena-us.com
  • ParaGard IUD is a non-hormonal IUD that prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years. To learn more about the ParaGard IUD go to www.paragard.com
     
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