Gynecological Care


Birth Control

- Essure -

Essure is a permanent form of sterilization for women. There are no incisions, no cutting, crushing or burning of the fallopian tubes. The Essure micro-inserts do not contain or release any hormones. Talk with your Physician to see if Essure is right for you.

- Laparoscopic Tubal Occlusion -

Laparoscopic tubal occlusion is a surgical procedure for permanent sterilization. A scope is used to look at the pelvic organs and identify the fallopian tubes so they can be blocked or cut. Talk with your Physician to see if Laparoscopic tubal occlusion is right for you.

- Nexplanon -

Nexplanon is a hormonal device that is surgically implanted under the skin of your inner arm. The Nexplanon device will help prevent pregnancy for up to three years. Talk with your Physician to see if Nexplanon is right for you.

- Paragard Intrauterine Device -

Paragard is a copper IUD that is inserted into the uterus by your Health Care Provider. Paragard is a non hormonal used for the prevention of pregnancy for up to ten years. Talk with your Physician to see if Paragard is right for you.

- Mirena Intrauterine Device -

Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device that is inserted into the uterus by your Health Care Provider. Mirena is used to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. Talk with your Physician to see if Mirena is right for you.

- Skyla IUD -

Skyla is a hormone-releasing system that is placed into the uterus by your Health Care Provider.


Treatment for Heavy Periods

- Endometrial Ablation -

An endometrial ablation is a procedure that provides a minimally-invasive outpatient treatment alternative to hysterectomy. An ablation is a non hormonal procedure that removes the lining of the uterus. Talk with your Physician to see if an ablation is right for you.

- Hysterectomy -

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. A hysterectomy can be total or partial and can be performed through the abdomen, the vagina or laparoscopically assisted. Talk with your Physician to see if a hysterectomy is the right procedure for you.

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Treatment for Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse

- Pelvic Therapy -

Urodynamics

Urodynamics is a group of tests that allow us to look at how your lower urinary tract works. Your lower urinary tract includes the bladder which stores the urine, and the urethra which is the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside.

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation

Pelvic muscle rehabilitation is a group of techniques used to help regain control of bladder or bowel problems. This group of techniques is called behavior therapy.

Uninary Incontinence - www.nafc.org

NAFC's objectives are to destigmatize incontinence, to promote preventive measures, to motivate individuals to seek treatment, and to provide collaborative advocacy and service for those who are affected by this problem.

Uninary Incontinence - niddk.nih.gov

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.

- Vaginal Pessary -

www.acog.org

A vaginal pessary is a non surgical treatment option that your Health Care Provider can order for you. This device is inserted into the vaginal to relieve the symptoms from urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse. Talk with your Physician to see if a pessary is right for you.

- Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation -

www.acog.org

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation is a group of techniques used to help regain control of bladder or bowel problems. Behavior therapy and biofeedback, both part of pelvic muscle rehabilitation, are both safe methods without side effects. Talk with your Physician to see if pelvic muscle rehabilitation is right for you.

- Surgical Treatment -

www.acog.org

Surgical treatments for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse may include hysterectomy, TVT or tension free vaginal taping, retropubic suspension, suburethral sling to name a few. Talk with your Physician to see if surgical treatment is the best option for you.

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Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis

- Potassium Sensitivity Testing -

Interstitial Cystitis is a problem with the lining of the bladder causing a strong need to urinate, urinating frequently, pain or burning in your bladder and pain with intercourse. The potassium sensitivity test helps to confirm whether or not you may have interstitial cystitis. Talk with your Physician to see if this testing is right for you.

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Treatment for Painful Intercourse

Elizabethtown Physicians for Women offers non-surgical treatment for dyspareunia or painful intercourse. Women often remain untreated for years which can have significant negative effects on their relationships or cause them to avoid relationships completely.

Our treatment protocol may include pelvic muscle exercises, medication or other types of therapy that can be performed in the office or in the privacy of your own home.

Call the office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.