In Office Gyn Procedures
Most women have to go to the hospital for procedures like endometrial ablation and hysteroscopy, which can be expensive and uncomfortable. That’s why Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology offers in-office procedures in their Fort Worth, Texas, office. They provide local anesthetic or IV sedation and then expertly perform minor procedures in the comfortable and calming environment where you already come for your other women’s health needs. Call the office or schedule your visit online.
What are in-office procedures?
In-office procedures are minimally invasive procedures that the Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology team conducts on-site.
Most of these procedures typically happen in a hospital setting, but the team offers on-site procedures to make it more comfortable and convenient for you to get the care you need in a familiar environment.
The team administers local anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation for all in-office procedures so you can avoid the expense and risk of general anesthesia in the hospital.
What types of diagnostic in-office procedures are available?
Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology offers many different diagnostic procedures in the office, including:
Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic procedure to view the inside of your uterus. The team uses hysteroscopy to find the reason for abnormal bleeding.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
A LEEP procedure involves removing abnormal cervical cells using a slim wire as a scalpel. Electric current moves through the wire to precisely trim away the abnormal tissue. You may need LEEP if you have an abnormal Pap smear, as it can help with diagnosis.
Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure to view the cervix using a powerful magnifying lens to identify abnormal (precancerous) cells, as well as genital warts, polyps, and other noncancerous growths. In addition, you may need a colposcopy if you have abnormal Pap smear results.
Ultrasounds show images from inside your body. You’ll typically have ultrasounds during pregnancy; they can also help diagnose problems in your reproductive system. Because the ultrasounds are in the office, the medical team can review the images fast without waiting to get the info from an external facility.
When you have abnormal Pap smears or other potential problems, these in-office procedures make it easy to get a diagnosis from the team of providers you trust.
What types of treatment in-office procedures are available?
In-office treatment procedures include:
NovaSure® endometrial ablation removes your uterine lining in a short five-minute treatment. This treatment can be a good solution for heavy periods, long periods, and severe pain during periods because it dramatically reduces or even stops menstrual bleeding.
Dilation and curettage (D&C)
A D&C procedure involves opening your cervix and removing part or all of the tissue in your uterus. You may need a D&C if you have chronic heavy bleeding or if you have a miscarriage.
In addition to these minimally invasive in-office procedures, the Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology team also performs placement and removal of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants (Nexplanon®) in the office.
You can schedule in-office procedures by calling Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology or booking an appointment online.