The board-certified gynecologists at Novant Health Carolina Women's Health Associates have years of experience performing gynecologic surgeries, including minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, single incision procedures and hysteroscopic procedures. By offering these services, our physicians are able to provide you a continuity of care regardless of your ailment or course of treatment. In-office procedures also save you time and cost less since you are not checking into the hospital or an outpatient surgery center.
Our physicians perform surgeries at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.
The procedures our providers routinely complete and the conditions regularly treated include:
- Fibroid tumors.
- Abnormal uterine bleeding.
- Heavy periods.
- Ovarian cysts.
- Pelvic pain.
The following procedures can be completed in our office:
If heavy periods are stopping you from daily activities, Novasure might be your solution. Novasure is a simple 5-minute endometrial ablation procedure that lightens or ends heavy periods. It requires no incisions and no anesthesia. Your doctor will insert a triangular mesh device through your vagina and into your uterus. The mesh expands to fill your uterus. Then, radio frequency energy delivered through the mesh for less than 90 seconds works to remove the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus, that is responsible for menstrual bleeding. If you want to see how Novasure can put an end to your heavy periods, call our office.
A colposcopy is a procedure where your doctor will use a small magnifying device to examine your cervix, vulva and vagina. If any abnormalities are found, a small sample of tissue can be removed for further testing. A colposcopy is often recommended if you have an abnormal Pap smear.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure to examine the endometrium, or the lining of your uterus. Your doctor will insert a small tool called a hysteroscope through your vagina. It has a camera and a light at the tip, and allows your doctor to view and remove problems like fibroids or polyps. This exam is also useful in determining the cause of abnormal bleeding or getting to the root of fertility problems.
LEEP stands for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. LEEP involves using a thin wire to remove abnormal cervical tissue. Your doctor will use medicine to numb the cervix before inserting the wire and removing the abnormal tissue. LEEP takes just minutes, but can cause cramping and bleeding for a few days.
Dilation & curettage
Dilation and curettage, also known as D&C, is a procedure to remove tissue from the uterus. This might be necessary to diagnose and treat conditions such as heavy bleeding, or could be necessary to clear the uterus after a miscarriage or abortion. The procedure involves using an instrument or medication to open your cervix, and then using a small instrument called a curette to remove tissue.