Office-based surgery represents a shift in service site for treatment, providing savings for the healthcare system, increased patient comfort, and improved time management and convenience for doctors. Many gynecological procedures are typically safe, since many are minimally invasive to begin with, and have long histories of practice, providing a broad base of practical experience. These lend themselves naturally to the surgical office environment.
Dilation and curettage (D&C): This procedure removes tissue from the inside of the uterus. Occasionally, it’s used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, as well as clearing the uterine lining after an abortion or miscarriage. The cervix is widened with medication or small instruments, and a instrument called a curette removes uterine tissue.
Hysteroscopy: Using a thin instrument with a lighted end, called a hysteroscope, your Gemini OBGYN caregiver can visually check the inside of the uterus to check for issues such as abnormal cells or fibroids.
Radiofrequency endometrial ablation: For patients who no longer desire future pregnancies, but still experiencing problems with heavier than average menstrual bleeding, endometrial ablation typically treats the condition. Gemini OBGYN uses the NovaSure® radiofrequency device. Inserted into the uterus, the NovaSure extends a flexible net that forms to the shape of the patient’s uterus. A short burst of low-energy radio waves destroy the lining of the uterus to stop the heavy bleeding.
Essure® permanent birth control: Blocking the fallopian tubes provides a physical barrier that prevents sperm from fertilizing eggs, and therefore stops pregnancy. Using Essure, Gemini OBGYN caregivers place the flexible Essure insert into each fallopian tube. Scar tissue forms around the insert over about 3 months, providing the permanent barrier.
Yes. Gemini OBGYN performs more typical gynecological procedures, such as:
The doctors even perform a limited range of cosmetic procedures, such as labiaplasty.