Carteret Ob-Gyn provides minor surgeries in our office thus avoiding the need for hospitalization. This saves you time, cost and the need for anesthetics. Some of the procedures that we provide in the office include:
Hysteroscopy is a procedure used to view the inside of the uterus. It uses a narrow scope placed inside the uterus to visualize the contents and treat many conditions found there. This allows many women to have a simple outpatient procedure rather than hysterectomy. Recovery times are typically only a day or two and post operative pain is often limited to minor cramping. Examples of conditions that may be treated hysteroscopically include leiomyomas (fibroid tumors) found in the uterine cavity, polyps found in the uterine cavity, and uterine lining that has grown too thick. Your Carteret Ob/Gyn provider can tell you whether hysteroscopy is right for your individual situation.
Colposcopy is a special examination of the cervix performed when there is an abnormal pap smear. The cervix is prepared with special stains to make abnormal cells stand out. Sometimes a biopsy is performed to evaluate those cells further. This exam is performed right in the office at Carteret Ob/Gyn. No special preparation is needed. It is very similar to the process of getting a pap smear.
LEEP is also known as Loop Electrical Excision Procedure. LEEP is a type of procedure used to diagnoses and treat abnormal cervical cells. This procedure is used most often for treating moderate to severe dysplasia (abnormal changes of the cells lining the cervix or precancers) that have been identified by colposcopy and/or cervical biopsy.
A variety of conditions cause lesions in the female genital areas. Some are benign and require no treatment. Others can be more concerning and require treatment, removal, or biopsy. Sometimes the appearance of lesions is deceiving when in this location. What looks like a common mole on another part of the body can act differently on the vulva, especially if it has only been noticed recently or if it has changed in appearance over time. There are also other conditions such as lichen sclerosis, condylomata, vulvar cancers and precancerous lesions, among others that can affect this area. Your Carteret Ob/Gyn provider is experienced in evaluating lesions on the vulva and in the vagina. Often the diagnoses can be made with minimal testing such as a small in office biopsy or colposcopy.
This a simple and safe device that is used to destroy the uterine lining, which puts an end to heavy, uncomfortable menstrual bleeding. Patients experience a quick recovery as no incisions are made and there is no need for general anesthesia. Following the procedure, many women no longer have menstrual cycles.
Get first-class well-woman care. Call Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates at 252.247.4297. We look forward to caring for you! For your convenience, you can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form.