Our professional practice focuses on the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and the examination, diagnosis and treatment of women’s health issues. The physicians are all Board Certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Each physician regularly takes courses to keep up to date with the latest advances in this field.
Comprehensive Obstetric Care
Conception through delivery both low and high risk dedicated team of nurses. Doctors and midwives. Full Lab Services. Diagnosis with – 2d 3d &4d ultrasound. Prenatal genetics
For routine and annual exams, Pap smears and mammography. Adjacent GYN. Birth control treatments
Complete GYN Care
Preventative exams with Pap smears, mammography and lab testing and birth control.
Problem visits for pain, abnormal bleeding, infertility, incontinence, urinal prolapse, fibroid tumors, abnormal pap smears and menopausal hormonal issues.
Mammograms – ACR Accredited
Menopausal and hormone treatments
Tubal patency testing
Single incision GYN surgery
Birth Control counseling
Weight loss treatment
Surgeries for vaginal prolapse
Surgeries for fibroids
Laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy
Minor office surgery
IUD’s and Nexplanon
Treatment of interstitial cystitis
Cardiovascular Dysfunction Detection
A VascoScan is an FDA cleared, simple, noninvasive device which provides an accurate, reproducible assessment of the Automatic Nervous System, vascular elasticity stiffness, as well as the coronary health of “at-risk” patients. Vasoscan provides information on arterial wall stiffness and determines the biological age of arteries in five minutes, utilizing a finger probe to observe the changes in pressure, blood flow, and velocity throughout the pulse wave.
3D Digital Mammography Scanning
Women’s Health Specialist (WHS) is excited to offer Hologic 3D Mammography for breast cancer screening. 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.
Bladder Control Therapy
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy modulates the sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses. This helps the brain and the nerves to communicate so the bladder and related muscles can function properly.
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy may help you resume normal activities and help you avoid frustrating or embarrassing experiences associated with overactive bladder.
Birth Control Without a Monthly Pill
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a little, t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to provide birth control. The 3 types of IUDs that use the hormone progestin include Mirena, Skyla, and Liletta. Skyla is the smallest of the progestin IUDs.
Tissue Removal Simplified
First and foremost, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure can take about 30 minutes. After administering an anesthetic, your doctor inserts an instrument—the MyoSure hysteroscope—through your vagina, allowing him or her to see inside your uterus to locate the abnormal tissue.
It’s simple, effective and quick. And once the tissue is removed, your period may go back to normal!
Endometrial ablation is an outpatient surgery to treat heavy prolonged menstruation. This is usually a therapy for women who have failed hormonal therapy or are not a candidate for such. There are varying techniques and devices but basically the surgery destroys the lining of the uterus so that future menstruation lessons on cases all together. It is not a treatment for pain and not an approved form of birth control. This cannot be done on someone during childbearing potential. The procedures are short 10 to 20 minutes minimally invasive with minimal pain and low-risk. They are typically done with a general anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
Urodynamic testing is a measurement of voiding function. Typically this test measures voiding volumes and rates and bladder and urethral pressure. This test is also referred to as customer to cystometrogram. The doctor will order this test to further diagnose and treat these patients who may suffer from urinary incontinence or urgency and frequency on incomplete emptying. The test is painless and usually takes 20 to 60 minutes and is performed in the doctor’s office. It involves placing a small catheter in the urethra and bladder filling the bladder with water while recording bladder pressure.
This surgery employees a small incision usually about an inch long that is hidden inside the umbilicus. Surgeries that are possible by this route include hysterectomy tubal ligation, removal of ovaries and cysts and treatment of endometriosis. Benefits of this technique or mainly cosmetic as typically the scar will be hidden inside the umbilicus. If surgery has been recommended ask your doctor if a single incision approach is an option.
Interstim is an advanced and highly effective treatment for overactive bladder. People with this condition suffer from urinary urgency frequency incontinence and having to urinate at night. This procedure is done in two phases. The first comma a test phase is done in the office. There is no special testing ahead of time. Well you are awake the doctor places a tiny wire near the tailbone to stimulate the bladder nerve under local anesthesia and with x-ray guidance. It is virtually risk-free and involves minimal discomfort associated with the local anesthetics injection.
Assuming a successful test the doctor will provide a permanent implant which is the same procedure repeated with the addition of implanting a stimulator (pacemaker like device) for permanent bladder control. This procedure is also an excellent treatment for incontinence.
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic bladder condition causing bladder pain and pressure and occasionally pelvic pain. The pain May range from mild to severe and militating. Accompanying symptoms may include urinary frequency and urgency, painful urination and pain with intercourse. The symptoms are often confused with bladder infections, endometriosis, ovarian cyst and pelvic infections. The disease is felt to arise from a defect in the lining of the bladder. There are several effective treatment options for interstitial cystitis including dietary restrictions, oral meds and in office bladder rinses.
If you have any of the following symptoms you might have Interstitial cystitis:
Do you have pain or pressure in the lower abdomen?
Do you urinate frequently?
Do you have a constant urge to urinate?
Do certain foods or beverages aggravate your symptoms?
Do you have pain with intercourse?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, see your doctor for an evaluation screening and possible testing. WHS offers all these services and a full array of treatment options in the office.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control. It is an extremely common problem and the incidences increases with Advanced aging. Incontinence is typically from stress when one coughs or sneezes, or from a sudden urge that can’t be controlled.
Stress incontinence is a mechanical failure of the urethra to stay closed with stress ( running, walking, cough, laugh, sneeze), it is typically related to some degree of urinal prolapse as a result of childbirth. The treatment is usually surgical in the form of a sub urethral sling. The surgery is fast, minimally invasive and outpatient.
Urge incontinence is felt to arise from overactive of the bladder nerves. This causes the muscle around the bladder to constantly contract leading to symptoms of urgency, frequency, getting up at night and leaking without stress.
Urge incontinence is more difficult to treat than stress incontinence. Treatment begins with voiding schedules and fluid restrictions. Behavior modification or physical therapy have been employed as treatment modalities. Medication are commonly used to relax and overactive bladder. Neuromodulation of the bladder nerve is a very effective therapy. This could involve an acupuncture office treatment, or an outpatient pacemaker to regulate the bladder nerves. Many people suffer from birth causes of incontinence. WHS offers a full complement of diagnosis and treatment services for urinary incontinence. If you are lifestyle is hampered by urinary incontinence call for an appointment.