NovaSure Endometrial Ablation is a one-time, 5-minute procedure that gently removes the lining of the uterus—the part that causes the bleeding. Call (217) 356-3736 to schedule an appointment to see if this is right for you. Women's Health Practice offers Novasure in an office setting with proper pain control from local to general anesthetic for one price of $3500 paid at the time of service (for those who do not yet have insurance or who have a high deductible).
Essure and Tubal Ligation (Sterilization)
Essure: An Essure trained doctor inserts spring-like coils, called micro-inserts, through the body's natural pathways. Contact Women's Health Practice at (217) 356-3736 to determine if this option is right for you.
Tubal Ligation: Tubal ligation is performed through a laparoscopic procedure. It is an operation in which the tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus are cut or banded. The purpose is to prevent pregnancy permanently. Contact Women's Health Practice at (217) 356-3736 if you are considering permanent sterilization.
A convenient way to diagnose gynecologic bleeding problems is with the Olympus flexible hysteroscope. This device, available at the Women's Health Practice, allows insertion without cervical dilation or anesthesia—and it is ideal for office hysteroscopy. For women who need additional local or additional sedation, this is available as well.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a health care provider to look directly at the contents of a patient's abdomen or pelvis. A laparoscopy can help identify the cause of pelvic pain, growths in the abdomen or pelvis, and can check for fallopian tube blockage.
The use of new mesh technologies offers a new level of success in repairs of the bladder in cases of stress incontinence, in repairs of the anterior vaginal wall, in cases of cystocele, and for repairs of the posterior vaginal wall, as in the cases of rectoceles. Symptoms of pelvic floor problems would include:
- Pressure and pain in the pelvic area or lower back.
- Urine leakage or difficulty in starting to urinate.
- Bowel problems, including constipation.
- Painful intercourse.
Other more complex cases can be handled by these technologies as well, and even uterine prolapse can be repaired in some cases without a hysterectomy.