In-Office Procedures

In-Office Procedures

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Non-Surgical Permanent Birth Control:  Essure is the only permanent birth control you can get with a brief non-surgical procedure that can be performed right here in our office and can end unnecessary worry about an unplanned pregnancy. Most women go home 45 minutes after the procedure and return to normal activities within a day or two. Essure inserts do not contain or release any hormones and is the most effective form of birth control (over 99% effective). If you have health insurance, Essure could be at no cost to you. Please contact our office at (336)854-8800 for more information or visit www.essure.com

Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Periods:  NovaSure endometrial ablation is a short in-office procedure that cauterizes the lining of the uterus, the part that causes the bleeding. The NovaSure procedure can reduce or stop bleeding altogether. It is less invasive than a hysterectomy and avoids the potential side effects of hormones. For more information please visit www.novasure.com

Colposcopy for abnormal pap smear:  A colposcopy is a way to get a close-up view of the cervix. It is used to detect abnormal cells in and around the cervix. A colposcopy procedure is used to determine whether more tests or treatments are needed. You may be scheduled to have a colposcopy performed after an abnormal pap, to find the cause of unexplained bleeding, or to take a closer look at other possible vaginal complications.

LEEP:  Cells on the cervix grow and shed all the time.  Sometimes these cells change and become abnormal. This may be an early warning that cancer may occur. When test show that you have abnormal cells on your cervix, your doctor may suggest the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). LEEP is used to remove the abnormal cells from your cervix. LEEP is an effective and simple way to treat abnormal cells and can be performed in office.

Circumcision:  Circumcision in an elective procedure performed in our office or at the hospital the first few days of life on healthy male newborns. The procedure is done quickly. The baby may cry during the procedure and for a short while afterward. Local anesthesia can greatly reduce your baby’s discomfort. If you decide to have your son circumcised, or need more information please let us know. There is a prepayment charge that must be paid in order to schedule your son’s upcoming procedure.

Uro-dynamics Testing:  If you are experiencing urine leakage when you laugh or cough, are not able to hold your urine until you get to a bathroom, you may have urinary incontinence (also called Overactive bladder). There are many causes of urinary incontinence including infection, medications, weak bladder muscles, ect. Multiple pregnancies, being over-weight and genetic weaknesses can increase your risk too. Urodynamic testing is offered in the office for urinary incontinence and measurements are taken to evaluate your bladder’s function and efficiency.

Hysteroscopy is overall an uncomplicated procedure performed in our office and is used to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus.  Your health care provider may recommend this procedure if you are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, repeated history or miscarriages or to locate your Intrauterine device (IUD).

Dilation and Curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions of the uterus. A D&C consists of dilating the cervix, placing a thin instrument through the cervix and into the uterus and removing tissue from inside the uterus, also known as curettage. This procedure can be done for various reasons and in the comfort of our office. 

Mobile Anesthesia of the Carolina’s and Greensboro OBGYN Associates have partnered together so that we can now offer our patients the choice to utilize anesthesia services for in-office procedure(s); having this option as a patient could potentially reduce out of pocket expense compared to doing the same procedure in the hospital. Our goal is to provide you with the best services possible without creating a financial burden for you and your health. For more information speak with your healthcare provider.