Bone Mineral Densitometry
Bone mineral densitometry (BMD) determines the amount of bone and over time can track loss (and the risk of developing osteoporosis) by measuring radiation absorption by the skeleton.
A cervical biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate abnormal cervical tissue found during a Pap smear.
A cystometric study evaluates bladder function and can confirm whether a bladder muscle or bladder nerve problem exists.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the uterine lining is destroyed either with a laser electrosurgery, or another method.
Endometrial biopsy is a diagnostic test performed in a doctor's office. The test is used to acquire a small tissue sample of the endometrium (lining of the uterus) for further examination.
Hysterectomy is the most common non-pregnancy related major surgery performed on women in the United States. Approximately 600,000 women undergo this procedure every year. Hysterectomy refers to surgical removal of the uterus. Frequently, the ovaries are removed at the same time. Hysterectomy is widely accepted both by medical professionals and the public as appropriate treatment for uterine cancer and for various common non-cancerous uterine conditions that can produce disabling symptoms of pain, discomfort, uterine bleeding, emotional distress, and related complaints. Yet, while hysterectomy can alleviate uterine problems, less invasive treatments are available for some conditions.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy is an operation that is performed by passing several instruments through small incision sites in the abdomen in order to operate on the uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a surgical instrument similar to a telescope is inserted through a small incision near the belly button into the abdominal cavity.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
LEEP is an outpatient procedure using an instrument that sends a low-voltage electrical current to a fine metal loop. The metal loop cuts and cauterizes abnormal tissue, allowing for safe, relatively bloodless removal of a cone-shaped cervical biopsy.
Myomectomy is the removal of fibroids (myomas) from the smooth muscle lining of the uterus.
Uterine and Vaginal Prolapse
Each year many women endure pelvic organ support problems (pelvic organ prolapse). There are surgical and non-surgical treatment options. These disorders usually are the result of trauma to the pelvic connective tissue and muscles, and often are the result of childbirth. The surgical procedures to correct these defects are considered elective, since women are at no medical risk.