Unlike outpatient Gynecologic procedures that may feel quite busy and impersonal, in-office procedures make it possible to have your procedure in a familiar environment where you feel safe and relaxed. That is why Dr. Christopher K. Quinsey, MD, performs multiple Gynecological In-office procedures at his medical facility in Lake Mary, Florida. Continue reading to learn more about the 6 common in-office procedures in Lake Mary.
1. Endometrial Ablation
Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure that destroys (ablates) the endometrium or the uterine lining. In addition to treating abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding, this procedure is also used to control prolonged, heavy vaginal bleeding, especially when:
- Childbearing is completed.
- Your vaginal bleeding has not responded to other treatments.
- Other medical problems prevent a hysterectomy.
- You prefer not to have a hysterectomy as you control the bleeding.
The two common procedures done in-office include HerOption, which involves using a cryoprobe technique to destroy the lining of the uterus with a cold technique. An ultrasound is also done during this procedure to monitor the location and depth of the destruction probe. The other procedure is the NovaSure ablation, which involves using radiofrequency power to destroy the lining of the uterus (endometrium) completely.
Colposcopy is a procedure that involves using a special instrument known as a colposcope to closely examine your vagina, cervix, and vulva for any signs of illness. Colposcopy is usually recommended by your doctor if your Pap test shows unusual outcomes.
Provided your health care provider spots an abnormal area of cells during your colposcopy; your tissue samples will be collected for biopsy (laboratory testing) and, within seven days, you will have your results. Moreover, to avoid mild cramping after your colposcopy, you should take 2 Advil with food at least 1 hour before your procedure.
3. Endometrial Biopsy
Endometrial biopsy is one of the common in-office procedures mainly performed to check for unusual uterine bleeding. The procedure involves using a thin hollow catheter to remove a sample of the endometrium. Once the sample tissue is removed, your physician will carry out a historical evaluation to aid in the diagnosis.
In case you experience mild cramping after the procedure, you may take 2 Aleve or 4 Advil with food at least 1 hour before your examination.
Gynecologic ultrasonography simply refers to the application of medical ultrasonography to female pelvic organs, specifically, the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, adnexa, and bladder.
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure mainly used to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal conditions within the uterus. During this procedure, a special device known as a hysteroscope is carefully inserted into your uterine cavity to transmit images of your uterine cavity onto a monitor where both you and your doctor can see.
6. Laparoscopic Procedures
Laparoscopic procedures are usually minimally invasive surgical procedures. During this procedure, Dr. Quinsey will make a small incision in your abdomen and insert a laparoscope (a special device with a tiny digital camera) to carry out the procedure.
As I sum up, gynecology procedures do not only allow you to have your medical procedures in a comfortable and safe environment but also, they will help you save time and money. Therefore, whether you need a colposcopy, hysteroscopy, or any other in-office procedures, feel free to contact Dr. Quinsey. To learn more about our In-office procedures, you can book an appointment online or simply call Dr. Christopher K. Quinsey, MD.