In Office Gynecology Procedures In Naperville & Plainfield
Minerva® and NovaSure ® are office based endometrial ablation procedure used to treat the lining of the uterus (endometrium) in women experiencing heavy menstrual periods. Your physician may recommend either procedure when birth control pills have been ineffective or have produced undesirable effects such as weight gain, moodiness, etc.
Minerva is an endometrial ablation procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by permanently removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of energy through the Minerva array create Plasma.
NovaSure is a safe procedure using radio frequency energy (radio waves) to permanently remove the uterine lining (endometrium). The procedure is performed by your physician gently inserting a thin wand, with a mesh array, into the uterus. Once the mesh has conformed to the uterine wall, a radio frequency is generated for about 90 seconds and the wand with the array is then removed. Similar to the results from Thermochoice®, the uterine lining will be shed over the next week to 10 days. Results have included a significant reduction in menstrual bleeding, stopped periods, reduced PMS symptoms and reduced pain and cramping.
Note: Pregnancy after any form of endometrial ablation is a rare but possible event and the risk of complications is increased.
FemTouch is a minimally invasive, out-patient, non-hormonal, laser treatment that stimulates remodeling of the vaginal tissue for healthier function. The FemTouch laser was developed by Lumenis, the leading company for aesthetic medical laser devices, along with top gynecologists in order to offer a simple and efficient procedure for the treatment of vaginal health related conditions.
The Genesys HTA™ System is designed to reduce menstrual flow in women who suffer from menorrhagia and allow them the potential opportunity to return to the activities that they love. The Genesys HTA™ System therapy is an outpatient procedure that uses heated saline to treat the uterine lining, or endometrium. Once treated, most women no longer experience the symptoms or effects of a heavy period. Many women stop having their period altogether.
The HTA™ therapy is the only global endometrial ablation technology that offers the safety of direct visualization throughout the entire procedure. Speak with your physician about the Genesys HTA™ therapy.
The Acessa Procedure is a minimally invasive, same-day, outpatient procedure that shrinks or completely eliminates fibroids. With this laparoscopic procedure there is a rapid and significant reduction in symptoms, and recovery is fast. You can return to normal activities and enjoy a greatly improved quality of life, without undergoing a hysterectomy. And, with the Acessa Procedure there is a very low need for further treatment.
Hysteroscopy is an office or hospital based procedure that is used to look inside the uterus. It utilizes a hysterscope, a slender telescope-like device, which is inserted into the uterus. The procedure is commonly used to:
- diagnose or treat uterine problems associated with abnormal bleeding
- to help with the diagnosis of frequent miscarriages
- to locate an intrauterine device
- remove adhesions caused by infection or past surgeries
- perform sterilization procedures
Women who are pregnant should not have the procedure.