Seasons Women's Care Gynecology

Women’s Health Exam:

    • Breast Exam — A doctor visually inspects and firmly presses fingers on the breast tissue to identify breast changes or lumps.
    • Cancer Screening — Tests to screen for cervical, breast, colorectal and other cancers based on the patients’ age and risk factors.
    • Cholesterol Screening — A blood test to measure the level of cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is a waxy material that can build up in the walls of the blood vessels.
    • Endometrial Biopsy — A small tissue sample removed from the uterus is examined under a microscope for abnormal cells.
    • Endometriosis — Tissue that lines the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside the uterus in other areas of the body.
    • HPV — Human papillomaviruses are sexually transmitted diseases that can increase the risk for some cancers.
    • Infertility — The inability to become pregnant after one year of unprotected sexual relations. Women who have multiple miscarriages also may be infertile.
    • Menopause Management/Hormone Replacement Therapy — Menopause management offers strategies to help women cope with the side effects that can occur when women reach menopause. Hormone medications can replace the declining female hormones and help control uncomfortable symptoms.
    • Ovarian Cysts and Masses — Fluid filled sacs on the ovaries. Many cysts need no treatment and cause no health problems. Others may need surgical removal.
    • Osteoporosis Prevention, Screening and Treatment — Ongoing counseling about how to maintain strong bones. Screening and treatment services available for at-risk women.
    • Pap Smears — A health care provider removes cell samples from the cervix and surrounding area. The cells are examined under a microscope to detect abnormalities that require further evaluation.
    • Pelvic Prolapse — Normal vaginal support weakens allowing the pelvic organs to sag and protrude through the vagina.
    • Pessary — A device that is inserted into the vagina to supports the pelvic organs. Pessaries come in different shapes and sizes.
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome — Hormonal imbalances can promote the growth of small ovarian cysts that may affect ovulation and fertility.
    • Premenstrual Syndrome — Uncomfortable symptoms, such as breast tenderness, food cravings and irritability, that start one to two weeks before a woman’s menstrual cycle.
    • Sexual Dysfunction — Persistent problems with sexual desire or response.
    • STD Testing and Treatment — Diagnosis and advanced treatment of common sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Urinary Leakage — A common problem that occurs when the muscles that control the bladder weaken.
    • Uterine Fibroids — Non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus.
    • Vaginitis — Inflammation of the vagina often due to a bacterial infections.
    • Vulvar Disease — Infections, pain and other problems that affect the external part of a woman’s genital area.


      • Contraception – We offer a full spectrum of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception methods, including:
      • Depo-Provera — The doctor administers a hormone injection or shot every three months. Like other hormonal contraceptives, Depo-Provera helps prevent the release of eggs from the ovaries and causes physical changes that make conception more difficult.
      • Essure — The doctor uses the body’s natural pathways to place flexible inserts in each of the fallopian tubes. In a matter of months, the body tissue grows into the inserts forming natural barriers that prevent sperm from entering the fallopian tubes. This is a permanent birth control method.
      • Mirena — Mirena, a soft, flexible IUD (intrauterine device), releases small amounts of hormone locally into your uterus. It can remain in your uterus for up to five years and give you a form of birth control until removed.
      • NuvaRing® — Women insert a thin, flexible ring into the vagina. The ring releases estrogen and progestin. Women wear it for three weeks, remove it for one week to have a normal period, and then insert a new ring.
      • Oral Contraceptive Pills — Hormone medications that help prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg and thicken the mucus to keep the sperm from reaching the eggs. Oral contraceptives may contain the hormones estrogen and progestin or progestin alone.
      • Ortho Evra® Patch — A skin patch that releases estrogen and progestin to help prevent the release of eggs from the ovaries and increases mucus production to help keep the sperm from the egg. Women wear the patch for three weeks, remove the patch for one week to have a normal period, and then apply a new patch.
      • ParaGard® Intrauterine Device (IUD)/Mirena IUD — ParaGard® is a small copper T-shaped device that a doctor places in the uterus. The copper helps prevent fertilization and implantation of fertilized eggs. ParaGard® contains no hormones and can remain in the uterus for 5-10 years. Mirena®, a flexible plastic hormonal IUD, releases small amounts of hormone to prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs and increase mucus production to inhibit fertilization. It can remain in the uterus for five years.


      • Amniocentesis — Removal of a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby. Specialists test it for certain genetic birth defects.
      • Gestational Diabetes — Diabetes (high blood sugar levels) that develops during pregnancy and goes away after the baby is born.
      • Hypertension in Pregnancy — High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy.
      • Newborn Male Circumcision — Surgical removal of the foreskin — the skin that covers the top of the penis.
      • Nuchal Translucency — A special ultrasound test to screen for certain birth defects before birth. A probe is placed in the vagina and the folds on the back of the baby’s neck are measured.
      • Pessary — A device that is inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs. Pessaries come in different shapes and sizes.
      • Preconceptional Counseling — Services to help couples prepare for conception physically and emotionally.
      • Premature Labor — Contractions that occur before 37 weeks that cause the cervix to start to open.
      • Ultrasound (Diagnostic and 3D/4D) — Use of high frequency sounds waves to view fetal growth and development. These tests can diagnose some medical issues before birth. The 3D/4D ultrasounds produce detailed and clear images of unborn babies.
      • Vaginal Delivery/Assisted Delivery/Cesarean Section — Women may deliver normally through the vaginal canal. Doctors may use forceps or vacuum devices to help with delivery through the vaginal canal. Some women have surgery to deliver their babies through the abdomen.
      • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) — Women who had a previous cesarean section often may be able to deliver normally through the vagina.

In Office Surgical Procedures Include:

      • Colposcopy — Your doctor may recommend a colposcopy if your Pap smear is abnormal. She will use a special lighted, low-powered microscope — called a colposcope — to magnify and examine the vagina and cervix. The doctor can remove a small sample of abnormal tissue and send it to a laboratory for testing.
      • Cone Biopsy — A doctor removes a cone- or cylinder-shaped area of the cervix. This procedure can be used to diagnose and treat precancerous changes in the cervical tissue.
      • Dilation and Curettage (D&C) — A D&C may be used to scrape tissue samples from the lining of the uterus. The doctor may perform this procedure for several reasons, such as diagnosing uterine cancer or other conditions, treating heavy or irregular menstrual periods or removing tissue after a miscarriage.
      • Endometrial Ablation (Thermachoice®, NovaSure®) — The doctor destroys the lining of the uterus to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. For one ablation technique, called Thermachoice®, a silicone balloon filled with fluid is gently heated to treat the uterine lining. Another ablation procedure, called NovaSure®, uses a special treatment wand and electromagnetic energy to ablate the uterine lining.
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      • Endometrial Biopsy — This procedure is used to remove a sample of the endometrium — the lining of the uterus. A doctor can use different techniques to obtain the sample. The tissue is examined under a microscope for signs of cancer or other abnormalities.
      • Essure (Female Contraception) — This is a permanent birth control method. The doctor uses the body’s natural pathways to place flexible inserts in each of the fallopian tubes. In a matter of months, the body tissue grows into the inserts forming natural barriers that prevent sperm from entering the fallopian tubes.
      • Hysterectomy — A surgical procedure to remove the uterus. The ovaries and fallopian tubes also may be removed during this procedure.
      • Hysteroscopy — A doctor places a thin, lighted, telescope-like device through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. The device transmits images of the uterus to a display monitor. The doctor performs this procedure to diagnose and/or treat problems with the uterus.
      • LEEP — A loop electrosurgical excision, or LEEP, procedure is one way to remove abnormal cervical cells. The doctor uses a thin wire loop and low-voltage electrical energy to cut away diseased tissue.
      • Transvaginal Ultrasound/Sonohysterogram — During a transvaginal ultrasound, a doctor places an ultrasound probe, called a transducer, into the vagina. The probe sends out sound waves that create images of the vagina, cervix, ovaries or uterus. A doctor may inject sterile saline into the uterine cavity and perform a special transvaginal ultrasound, called a sonohysterogram, to obtain clearer images of the uterus.
      • Tubal Ligation (Female Sterilization) — This surgery closes the fallopian tubes so that women can no longer become pregnant. There several different tubal ligation techniques.

Other Surgical Procedures:

      • da Vinci® Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy Surgery — The surgeon uses robotic technology and an enhanced 3-D imaging system to perform surgery to remove the uterus. The innovative robotic arms, which are controlled by the surgeon at all times, eliminate natural tremors and give the doctor unprecedented range of motion. With the da Vinci, the doctor can perform very precise surgeries that are easier on patients.
      • Laparoscopy Surgeries — A doctor may perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to treat many gynecological conditions. She will make very small incisions to accommodate a tiny camera to view the surgical site and specially designed instruments. The doctor can perform complex surgeries without making large openings in the body or viewing the surgical site with the naked eye. Patients have less pain and scarring and recover faster.
      • Myomectomy — Surgical remove of fibroids — non-cancerous growths in the uterus. The doctor may use different approaches depending on the size and location of the fibroids.

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