In Office Gynecology Procedures in Naperville, IL
We understand that some of these procedures can be painful. As a result, we have the option of IV sedation for any of the procedures listed below to provide as much comfort as possible. All procedures are performed in our office and our team will guide you through from start to finish.
NovaSure® is a non-surgical office based endometrial ablation procedure used to treat the lining of the uterus (endometrium) in women experiencing heavy menstrual periods. Your physician may recommend either procedure when birth control pills have been ineffective or have produced undesirable effects such as weight gain, moodiness etc.
During the in-office NovaSure® procedure, your physician will gently insert a thin wand, with a mesh array, into the uterus. Once the mesh has conformed to the uterine wall, a radio frequency is generated for about 90 seconds and the wand with the array is then removed. This radiofrequency energy permanently removes the uterine lining.
With Novasure, the uterine lining will be shed over the next week to 10 days. Results have included a significant reduction in menstrual bleeding, stopped periods, reduced PMS symptoms and reduced pain and cramping.
Hysteroscopy is an office or hospital based procedure that is used to look inside the uterus. It utilizes a hysterscope, a slender telescope-like device, which is inserted into the uterus. The procedure is commonly used to:
- diagnose or treat uterine problems associated with abnormal bleeding
- to help with the diagnosis of frequent miscarriages
- to locate an intrauterine device
- remove adhesions caused by infection or past surgeries
- perform sterilization procedures
Women who are pregnant should not have the procedure.
Our office is set up with a procedure room specifically designed with the latest technology and your comfort in mind. It is a much more pleasurable experience to have your procedure in our office as opposed to the hospital.
Colposcopy is typically recommended after an abnormal Pap smear. During a colposcopy, your gynecologist uses an instrument called a colposcope to examine the cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. A small sample of tissue, or biopsy, is taken and then sent to a lab to test for cancer. The procedure generally takes less then 20 minutes and can be performed in a doctors office.
LEEP is a procedure used to treat abnormal cervical cells found from abnormal Pap test results that have been confirmed by a cervical biopsy. Performed under local anesthesia, LEEP removes pre-cancerous cells found in the cervix. This is done to prevent cervical cancer.
A myomectomy is a procedure that removes fibroids from the uterus while still leaving the uterus intact.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that typically develop during childbearing years. These masses can distort or expand the uterus in such a way that becoming pregnant may be difficult since a fertilized egg may not be able to attach to the uterine wall.
To learn more about having your procedure in the comforts of our office, request an appointment or call (630) 687-9595.