Are you looking for effective birth control without a daily pill? You may want to consider a hormonal IUD. IUDs are 99% effective a preventing unwanted pregnancies and they often times have the added benefit of lighter to no periods. The Mirena IUD is for women who have had a child and offers 5 years of contraception. The Skyla IUD is for women who have not had a child and offers 3 years of contraception. We will schedule you for an insertion appointment a few days following the end of your period. After insertion, Dr. Reddy will perform an ultrasound transvaginally to confirm proper placement. Approximately 10 weeks later, our ultrasound technician will perform a second ultrasound to verify the IUD has remained in place.
Essure Tubal Occlusion - Permanent Sterilization
Essure is a permanent birth control solution that does not involve hormones or an abdominal incision. This is the most effective method for tubal ligation available today. Virtually painless with essentially no down time.
This procedure is done through the vagina with local anesthesia or light sedation. Patients may return to work the next day.
Her Option Endometrial Ablation
(procedure to reduce or eliminate menstrual bleeding)
Her Option is a safe and effective treatment that uses sub-zero temperatures to diminish the tissue lining the uterus (endometrium). It is this tissue that sheds during your period and causes bleeding. By diminishing most or all of this lining, you periods will be reduced or eliminated.
This procedure takes up to 30 minutes and most women can return to normal activities the next day.
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that enables your Doctor to look carefully at the uterine lining using a thin viewing instrument (a hysteroscope). The Doctor may perform a hysteroscopy if you experience any of the following conditions, heavy or long periods, bleeding between periods, postmenopausal bleeding, severe menstrual cramps or infertility. Local anesthesia or light sedation is used and you can return to normal activities the next day.
Lets your doctor examine the cervix and vaginal walls in more detail through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It can detect problems of the cervix that cannot be seen with the eye alone. If an area of abnormal cells is seen, your doctor may decide that a biopsy is needed. This is normally done when a Pap test result shows abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
This procedure is used to remove abnormal cells from the cervix. A thin wire loop that carries an electric current is used to remove abnormal areas of the cervix. This procedure is usually performed in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia or light sedation. The areas that are removed are sent to the lab to be studied. Patients may return to normal activities the next day.
Cryotherapy is a technique that freezes abnormal tissue, which later sheds. This procedure is normally done for any mildly abnormal Pap smear. Patients may return to normal activities the next day.