More than 2,000 cases of laparoscopic intraabdominal ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (Lap-RFA; Acessa® procedure, Acessa Health, Inc., Austin, TX USA) of symptomatic
myomas have been performed in the United States and internationally,1 and the procedure has been described.2 Contraception and childbearing following Lap-RFA are of great interest to patients, obstetrician-gynecologists, and reproductive endocrinologists.
New Evidence Points to Less Invasive Management For Women Suffering from Uterine Fibroids
“Hysterectomies represent the second most common women’s surgical procedure performed annually, despite results favoring minimally invasive, outpatient, uterus-preserving treatment options”
The Next Generation Colposcope with an Advanced Cervical Scan
DySISmap is an adjunctive technology to assist colposcopy.
The DySIS Colposcope is a high resolution digital colposcope with an adjunctive map. The DySISmap is generated by a proprietary technology that measures the aceto-whitening reaction and summarises it in the form of an intuitive map. The DySISmap is overlaid on the live image of the cervix to help with the identification of the most relevant biopsy sites.
Dr.Olson was recently featured in an article by Imaging Technology News regarding DySIS Technology. DySIS (Dynamic Spectral Imaging System) Advanced Cervical Imaging System, is a new hi-tech screening device that helps beat cervical cancer. It is currently making it’s debut in the US. [Read Full Article]
Watch the video below to learn more about how the DySIS technology works. Dr. Olson was one of the first doctors to offer this in Illinois.
We are working with a new company that will make it easier for us to communicate with our patients. Rather than writing blogs and posting to Facebook hoping you will check in, we now have a smart phone application that will let us notify you of select issues that effect your health.
Simply Text: BRIO to 77948 to download the app.
Enter your doctor’s code during the registration:
Check out our new provider videos in the Health library section! Get to know your provider before your appointment with a short snap shot of why they choose to work in obstetrics / gynecology and what they bring to the Women’s Center for Health.
The HUGE decision given to expectant parents regarding genetic screening can be extremely overwhelming. The mainstream in recognizing it has an important place and is expanding its research to develop non- invasive tests that won’t cause harm to baby or risks to the mom. Recently NBC’s “Today” featured a segment on a new, non- invasive and quite accurate testing to screen baby’s risk for the most common chromosomal abnormalities including Down’s Syndrome, Trisomy’s 18 and 13. It is called MaterniT 21, developed by Sequenom.
Read the full article: http://www.today.com/id/3041426/vp/50614459#50614459
For some women, permanent birth control is the best option to guarantee that they will not have any more children. However as the name explains, permanent birth control is, well, permanent. In very few cases are these procedures reversible. Before you make the decision to go with a permanent option, you will want to ask your doctor all of the right questions. Be sure you know everything you need to about the procedure before you make a decision.
Below are a few questions that you should ask your doctor before you make your decision.
- What are my options for permanent birth control?
- Is a permanent option the right one for me?
- Are there other options that I should consider before I make the decision?
- What type of birth control, permanent or nonpermanent, would you recommend?
Ask these questions in the beginning. They will give you a good starting place to determining if permanent birth control is the right choice for you.
Tubal Ligation and Implant Birth Control
Tubal ligation is a common procedure in which the fallopian tubes are tied so that the eggs cannot travel to the uterus. Permanent implant birth control includes placing specialty material in the fallopian tubes so that scar tissue will form and completely block the tubes.
- Should I consider tubal ligation or permanent implant birth control?
- What are the risks to each of these surgical procedures?
- Are both of the procedures always successful? If not, what is the failure rate?
- How do you go about each of the procedures?
- What type of recovery can I expect from the procedures?
- What are the benefits to choosing one of these procedures?
- Would you recommend one of these to me as my own permanent birth control method?
The most important thing to remember is that permanent birth control methods should only be chosen if you absolutely know that you never want to have children. There are emotional factors to consider. How will you handle it if you change your mind at a later date and wish to have children? Consider all of the ramifications of the birth control that you are choosing before you go through with any procedure.
Permanent birth control could be the right option for you since it completely cuts out your chances of becoming pregnant at a later date. Make sure to ask all of the questions above when you talk to your doctor to help you make the right choice.
We will be closing early at 5pm on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of December, 2012 and closed on Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Women’s Center for Health!