In Office Procedures Specialist

Dekalb Women's Specialists -  - OBGYN

Dekalb Women's Specialists

OBGYNs & Women's Health Specialists located in Decatur, Lithonia, and Stone Mountain, GA

Surgery can be a costly and inconvenient experience, so if there's a safer, quicker, and cheaper option, it makes sense to consider it. Dekalb Women's Specialists provides several cutting-edge in-office procedures at their locations in Lithonia, Decatur, and Stone Mountain, Georgia. Their team is highly skilled in performing advanced in-office procedures like hysteroscopy and NovaSure® endometrial ablation. Call the office nearest you to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

In Office Procedures Q & A

What are in-office procedures?

In-office procedures are methods of treating gynecological conditions that use minimally invasive techniques. They are often safer and quicker alternatives to having surgery and are considerably less costly as well.

The Dekalb Women's Specialists team typically performs in-office procedures without you needing anything more than a local anesthetic and perhaps a mild sedative.

In most cases, you need little if any downtime after an in-office procedure. Some take just minutes to perform and are easy to fit into a busy schedule.

The team offers several in-office procedures for patients, including endometrial ablation and hysteroscopy.

What is an in-office endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a method of removing the lining of your uterus. You might need to undergo endometrial ablation if you're experiencing abnormal bleeding or heavy menstrual periods.

Before turning to endometrial ablation, the Dekalb Women's Specialists team treats these symptoms with medication. Hormonal birth control is the most effective treatment, but isn't suitable for all patients.

You might experience adverse effects like mood swings and weight gain when taking birth control medication, or the treatment might not work for you. In these cases, in-office endometrial ablation could provide a permanent solution, providing you aren't considering pregnancy in the future.

The team at Dekalb Women's Specialists uses NovaSureⓇ to perform in-office endometrial ablation. Your provider gently inserts a thin wand and a mesh array into your uterus. The mesh molds to the walls of your uterus, and the wand transmits radiofrequency energy for about 90 seconds. Over the next 7-10 days, your uterine lining sheds, much like a period. 

What is in-office hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that enables your provider to look inside your uterus. A hysteroscope is a slender device, rather like a telescope, that your provider inserts through your vagina and cervix.

Hysteroscopy helps to:

  • Diagnose or treat abnormal bleeding
  • Diagnose frequent miscarriages
  • Locate an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Remove adhesions caused by infection or previous surgeries
  • Perform sterilization procedures

Hysteroscopy is safe and minimally invasive, but you shouldn't undergo this procedure if you're pregnant.

To find out more about in-office procedures like endometrial ablation and hysteroscopy, call Dekalb Women's Specialists today or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool here on the website.