Category: Procedures

Pelvic Support Surgery

Used to treat symptoms of pelvic relaxation and stress urinary incontinence. Many women have difficulty controlling their urine in certain situations or notice changes in their bowel habits. These two symptoms may be related to a common set of problems that may occur as a […]

Cryocautery of the Cervix

What is Cryocautery? Cryotherapy is a method of treatment used for cervical dysplasia, or abnormal cells on the cervix. If left untreated, these abnormal cells may develop into cervical cancer. Cryotherapy is a minor procedure that is performed in the doctor’s office. Cryotherapy is not […]

Essure

What is Essure procedure? Essure® 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. When to consider this procedure? When you […]

Conization

What is 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. As a diagnostic tool, the procedure is used to check cervical cells for cancer especially when magnified […]

Oophorectomy

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 […]

Ovarian Cystectomy

An ovarian cyst is a very common condition for a woman to have. Women who are not using hormones for birth control (pills, patches, ring or IUD) make a small cyst almost every month. Most ovarian cysts disappear on their own in just a few […]

Cystoscopy Urodynamics

What is cystoscopy? 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. It is simple, quick and fairly painless procedure. What is urodynamic testing? Urodynamic tests […]

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. What is Endometrial Ablation? An ablation is a treatment applied to the lining […]

Colposcopy

When to call your health care provider? Heavy vaginal bleeding (using more than one maxi pad per hour) Severe lower abdominal pain Fever Chills  What is Colposcopy? A screening Pap smear, which returns an abnormal result, may, in some cases prompt the scheduling of a […]