We offer a large range of contraceptive options including permanent birth control. We also perform hysteroscopy and Dysis Colposcopy. It is important to find birth control that meets your needs and goals.
Available in 4 forms: LILETTA®, KYLEENA®, MIRENA®, PARAGARD®.
An IUD (intrauterine device or contraceptive) is a small, T-shaped device that is made of soft, flexible plastic and is smaller than you think. Insertion of an IUD by your healthcare provider is a nonsurgical procedure, and it typically takes just a few minutes to place it in your uterus. Once in place, it can provide up to 5 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. IUDs are reversible, and can be removed by your healthcare provider at any time, so you can try to get pregnant right away.
Nexplanon™ is a thin, flexible, plastic implant about the size of a cardboard matchstick. It is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. Nexplanon™ releases a hormone, progestin, which keeps a woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs. The hormone in the implant also thickens the cervical mucus, which acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years; then a new Nexplanon™ can be inserted. It is 99% effective. For more information, visit https://www.nexplanon.com/
Injectables (The “Shot”)
Progestin is injected by a healthcare provider into the buttock or arm. It prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation) and prevents sperm from joining with an egg. Injections must be repeated every three months. It is 97% effective.
Oral Contraceptive (The “Pill”)
Oral contraceptives are of two types. The first type is a combination oral contraceptive. The pill then contains the hormones estrogen and progestin. The second type is a progestin-only contraceptive and so the pill only contains progestin. Thanks to the pill, the body thinks it is pregnant. As a result, it prevents the release of an egg or ovulation; without an egg to be fertilized, you cannot become pregnant. The pill needs to be taken daily as directed. It can be up to 99% effective.
A tubal ligation (“having your tubes tied”) is a type of surgery for women that permanently prevents pregnancy (sterilization). During a tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes are closed to prevent fertilization; this blocks the sperms’ path to the egg. The fallopian tubes are cut and the ends are sealed by applying heat (cautery). This procedure is performed in an out patient setting at the hospital.
The ring is a thin, flexible ring you insert into the vagina that slowly releases the hormones estrogen and progestin. Like oral contraceptives, it prevents ovulation. It remains in the vagina for three weeks and is removed on the fourth week to allow your menstrual period. A new ring is then inserted. It is 92% effective.
Hysteroscopy is a technique that allows a doctor to look directly into your cervical canal and uterus. A thin telescopic instrument called hysteroscope is inserted into the uterus through the cervix. The doctor then examines the interior shape and lining of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Diagnostic hysteroscopy finds the cause of disorder whereas operative hysteroscopy is used to treat many of the irregularities or disorders that may be uncovered during diagnostic hysteroscopy. Irregularities discovered through the use of hysteroscopy include fibroids (myomas), polyps, uterine septum, intrauterine adhesions, and blocking of the fallopian tubes.
The DYSIS Advance Cervical Imaging System is the next generation Colposcope with an Advance Cervical Scan. We are the only practice in the area utilizing this technology to diagnose cervical cancer.