Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

A laparoscopic hysterectomy, as opposed to the more traditional abdominal hysterectomy, is a  minimally invasive hysterectomy in which a small incision is made in or around the navel and a tiny camera is inserted. The surgeon watches the image from this camera on a TV screen and performs the procedure. Two or three other tiny incisions are made in the lower abdomen. Specialized instruments are inserted and used for the removal process. The majority of patients go home the same day, and are able to go back to work or their other daily activities within 2-3 weeks.



Hysteroscopy is a short diagnostic procedure where a scope with a light source is inserted in the uterine cavity. A small amount of saline is distilled in the uterus for better visualization of the endometrial cavity.


Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to create scarring within the uterine cavity and destroy the endometrial lining. This procedure effectively treats troublesome irregular or heavy menstrual periods by significantly decreasing or eliminating menstrual bleeding.

An endometrial ablation is ideal for women who have completed childbearing and are experiencing persistent irregular or heavy bleeding. The Thermachoice ablations is performed by gently dilating the cervix and using a radiofrequency array heated mesh within the uterine cavity. There are no incisions. Patients experience minimal down time and can return to normal activities the following day.


We are skilled in performing the Essure procedure, which offers permanent birth control without cutting or burning, without general anethesia, and without hormones.

The procedure can be performed in the comfort of our office without general anesthesia. Your appointment will take about 45 minutes, and the procedure itself only takes 13 minutes. Most women are able to resume their normal activities within one day of the procedure.

During the Essure procedure, two small flexible micro-inserts™ will be positioned in your fallopian tubes by going in through your vagina, cervix, and uterus. In the three months following the procedure, the micro-inserts will cause your body to create a natural barrier that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. During this time, you must continue using another form of birth control (other than an IUD or IUS). After three months, your doctor will perform a test to confirm that the fallopian tubes are fully blocked and that you can rely on Essure for permanent birth control.

The Essure system was 99.80% effective after 4 years of follow up and has been demonstrated to be 99.74% effective at 5 years follow up.

While Essure is a relatively easy procedure to undergo, please remember that it is a serious decision. Essure is permanent and it is not reversible.

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