Robotic LEEP Procedure
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) is a gynecologic procedure to remove precancerous cells (dysplasia) from the cervix. To prevent the development of cervical cancer, abnormal cells in the cervix (mouth of the uterus) need to be completely removed when found on screening and follow-up tests. LEEP may be employed when a Pap test was positive for cancerous cells and the patient goes to the doctor for examination and if she is experiencing symptoms of cervical cancer. The doctor uses a special magnifying instrument to find abnormal cells and may use LEEP to take a small sample of tissue in what is called a cone biopsy or conization. LEEP employs heat from a high-energy electrical arc as a cutting tool to remove the targeted cells for laboratory examination. Operative times vary depending on the findings at the time of the procedure but average from 15 to 30 minutes, using local anesthesia with IV sedation in an outpatient setting such as a doctor’s office.
A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis — a disorder characterized by bones that are more fragile and more likely to break. A bone-density test is a way to measure the strength of your bones. The test, called a DEXA scan, is a kind of X-ray. Many people get a bone-density test every few years. The main reason to have the test is to find and treat serious bone loss, called osteoporosis, and prevent fractures and disability.
Colposcopy is a medical diagnostic procedure to examine an illuminated, magnified view of the cervix and the tissues of the vagina and vulva. Many premalignant lesions and malignant lesions in these areas have discernible characteristics which can be detected through the examination.
Digital mammography, also called full-field digital mammography (FFDM), is a mammography system in which the x-ray film is replaced by electronics that convert x-rays into mammographic pictures of the breast. … The patient’s experience during a digital mammogram is similar to having a conventional film mammogram.
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive or laparoscopic (small incision) surgery where our surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist them in certain surgical procedures. The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces in the body that would otherwise only be accessible through open (long incision) surgery. Compared to open surgery (traditional surgery with incisions), robotic and minimally invasive surgery results in smaller incisions resulting in less pain and scarring.
Robotic surgery allows our team to perform complex surgical tasks through tiny incisions using robotic technology. Surgical robots are self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can be programmed to aid in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments. This provides surgeons with better accuracy, flexibility and control.
Menopause Hormone Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy, also known as menopausal hormone therapy or postmenopausal hormone therapy, is a form of hormone therapy which is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause in women.
Bones play many roles in the body — providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing calcium. While it’s important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, you can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health, too.
3D ultrasound is a medical ultrasound technique, often used in fetal, cardiac, trans-rectal and intra-vascular applications. 3D ultrasound refers specifically to the volume rendering of ultrasound data and is also referred to as 4D when it involves a series of 3D volumes collected over time.
Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts. Outside medicine, the term means “the science of women”. Its counterpart is andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system.
Obstetrics is the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a medical specialty, obstetrics is combined with gynecology under the discipline known as obstetrics and gynecology which is a surgical field.
Menopause, also known as the climacteric, is the time in most women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children.
Birth Control Methods
Taking birth control pills may lower your risk of heavy menstrual bleeding by preventing ovulation and making the lining of the uterus thinner. A lighter period lowers your risk of iron-deficiency anemia, which results from heavy bleeding. Pills can also reduce or help prevent acne.