Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA): Am I A Candidate?

 

Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure used to treat women with excessive or irregular uterine bleeding. It involves inserting a small probe into the uterus and flushing the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus). No incision is needed. It …

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Preparing for A New Addition to Your Family

 

The nursery is draped in pink complete with a crib, rocker, stuffed animals, diapers, a diaper pale and a closet full of adorable, tiny clothes. Your baby’s name has been chosen and has been monogrammed onto blankets, pillows and dresses. Your hospital bag is packed, ready-to-go and sitting by the door. You have filled out all the …

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Hot Flashes

 

If you wake up in the middle of the night soaked in perspiration and experience an intense flushing sensation starting in your head and neck and then spreading throughout your body, you may be experiencing hot flashes. Hot flashes or “night sweats” are the most common symptom experienced by women prior to Menopause (perimenopause) and …

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Urinary Incontinence

 

If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you are not alone.  Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control is a common problem and can be very embarrassing for the patients who suffer from it. The severity can range from mild (occasionally leaking urine when you sneeze or cough) to severe (not making it to the bathroom …

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Uterine Fibroid Removal

 

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the uterine wall. They occur in up to 1/3 of all women and are currently the leading cause of hysterectomies. Symptoms may include excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility. An abdominal myomectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids. An abdominal myomectomy is performed in …

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The Evolution of Infertility Treatments

 

On July 25, 1978, Louise Brown of England was born. She was the first human to be conceived outside of a mother’s uterus and was coined the world’s first “test tube baby.” This was after her mother and father had tried unsuccessfully to have a baby for over nine years. Their overwhelming desire to start …

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2010 Healthcare Reform Law and Women’s Health

 

Part of the 2010 healthcare reform law took affect on Wednesday, August 1st and requires that policies provided by private health insurance companies pay for a list of women’s health preventative services.  These services include birth control pills, Pap smears and mammograms. The new policy also gives women the right to free breast-feeding support, supplies for …

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Vaginal Yeast Infections

 

A vaginal yeast infection or “Candidiasis” is an infection of the vagina caused by a group of yeast. It results from changes in the environment of the vagina that lead to an overgrowth of bacteria. The most common causes include Antibiotic and Steroid use. However, yeast infections can also be caused by other factors such …

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Non-Surgical Permanent Contraception

 

Are you looking for a permanent means of contraception but do not want to have surgery?  In the past, permanent contraception required surgery; either a tubal ligation for a woman, or a vasectomy for a man. Today, there are great, non-surgical options for permanent birth control including Essure® permanent contraception/sterilization. Essure® is a patented, permanent …

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