This is a non-invasive application that uses controlled radiofrequency to gently heat vulvovaginal tissue. It stimulates collagen production, is non-hormonal, and performed in the office. Many vaginal problems such as vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and the appearance of the labia may be improved. Please visit with our physicians and nurse practitioners to learn more. You can also visit the website for additional information.
We are proud to be one of the first clinics in our area to offer Urostym. Urostym is a state-of-the-art, clinic-based, non-invasive and non-surgical pelvic floor rehabilitation program designed by Laborie Medical. Urostym can help with these problems: Urinary Incontinence (stress, urge or mixed), urinary frequency or urgency, pelvic floor dysfunction/Vaginismus (painful intercourse due to tightened pelvic floor muscles), fecal incontinence, constipation, urinary retention or difficulty emptying bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, interstitial cystitis.
Urostym equipment provides protocols for pelvic floor therapy. These protocols are highly effective to increase awareness of pelvic floor muscle contractions, assist with identification and isolation of pelvic muscles, increase pelvic muscle contraction strength, decrease unwanted or uninhibited bladder muscle contraction (spasm), and assist with normalizing pelvic muscle relaxation.
The Urostym rehabilitation problem is led by our team of nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors at Women’s Healthcare Associates. This is generally a weekly visit with one of our nurses for possibly 6-8 weeks. Some patients require less visits and some will require more. Changes in your symptoms should be noticed in 3-4 visits. You can visit the website for additional information.
Women’s Healthcare Associates utilizes state-of-the-art sonography machines. We have the capability of using 4-D imaging for diagnostic purposes, which looks at the image in 3-D in real time. We perform obstetrical and gynecological ultrasounds as well. Our sonogram department is located conveniently on the second floor of our building in our Ancillary Services Department. Learn more about our ultrasonography services.
Hysteroscopy utilizes a small camera that is inserted into the uterine cavity. The camera is used to visualize the cavity for abnormalities. This is helpful in diagnosing and treating abnormal uterine bleeding that may be caused by polyps, fibroids, or other abnormal tissue. It may also be used to diagnose other abnormalities of the uterine cavity. This procedure may be performed in our office and does not require a hospital visit in most healthy patients.
This is an excellent treatment for heavy periods. This treatment permanently alters the uterine lining’s ability to grow. It is a minimally invasive procedure and may be performed in most healthy patients in our office without a hospital visit. For most women, periods either return to normal, or are much lighter or stop completely. This procedure is performed under light sedation in our office in most cases. You can also visit NovaSure for additional information.
Colposcopy utilizes a special microscope to visualize the cervix when a pap smear is abnormal. This special microscope enables the physician to see if there are any abnormal areas on the cervix that may need a biopsy. This is available in our procedure room.
We have a digital mammography machine that utilizes the latest in digital technology to provide clear mammograms pictures. We also have the capability to provide 3-D images which deliver a series of detailed breast images, allowing a better evaluation of the breast, layer by layer. This allows screening for breast cancer with much greater accuracy. We employ registered radiologic technologists to perform our mammograms. Our mammogram department is located conveniently on the second floor of our building in our Ancillary Services Department.
There are many ways to perform a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus through an incision in the abdomen, vagina or through small incisions in the abdomen (laparoscopy). Some patients are candidates for a minimally invasive type of hysterectomy utilizing the laparoscope or the DaVinci robotic system. The type of hysterectomy performed depends on many factors. All of our physicians are trained to perform hysterectomies and will be glad to discuss the different methods.
Menopause causes a variety of symptoms. We know that this time of life may be difficult and we are able to discuss and manage different issues that affect women during this time, including hormonal replacement therapy and non-hormonal treatments for common symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and vaginal dryness.
Bone density screening is recommended for women 65 years or older or women who may have risk factors for osteoporosis. We have a bone densitometer located on the second floor of the WHA building in our Ancillary Services department.
We love babies at Women’s Healthcare Associates. We offer excellent prenatal care based on current scientific recommendations and technology. Our goal is to have a healthy mom and baby.
Prevention is the key. Routine screening examinations are recommended. We are able to screen for many diseases and illnesses during a routine gynecological examination.
We offer a variety of contraception options. Choices include oral contraceptive agents, other hormonal contraceptive devices such as the vaginal ring, implantable rod, transdermal patch and progesterone-containing intrauterine device, and non-hormonal contraceptive devices such as the copper-containing intrauterine device, and permanent sterilization.
Our Endosee procedure allows us to conduct a diagnostic hysteroscopy in a very short amount of time and very little discomfort for the patient. We use the handheld device to gain direct visualization of the uterus, allowing us to identify and accurately diagnose what blind biopsies miss.
This is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to a hysteroscopy done in the operating room under anesthesia. You can visit the website to find out more information.
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