Category Archives: General

Mirena IUD

The Mirena IUD is an extremely effective method of birth control. It is a long term (5 years) reversible method with a quick return to fertility. One of its “side effects” is lighter or absent periods. This effect is so pronounced … Continue reading

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This is the space where we encourage all those in contact with our office to provide feedback and suggestions where they see opportunities for improvement. Thank you for your comments.

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New In-office Treatment for Urinary Incontinence – Renessa

We now have a  non-surgical approach to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The Renessa treatment by Novasys uses a small probe which a physician passes through the urethra. The treatment can be performed in the convenience of a physician’s office … Continue reading

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Novasure Procedure

Steps of the NovaSure procedure:   The NovaSure electrode array expands to conform to the contours of each patient’s uterine cavity.   The Cavity Integrity Assessment is performed using a small amount of CO2.   NovaSure endometrial ablation delivers RF … Continue reading

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In-office Permanent Treatment for Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)

Heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia, affects  one out of every 3-5 women. Many women suffer needlessly hoping that menopause will come soon.  Now there is an office procedure that will permanently decrease their menstrual flow and may even eliminate it … Continue reading

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Tranexamic Acid for Menorrhagia Significantly Improves Quality of Life

May 28, 2010 (San Francisco, California) — Women who took tranexamic acid (Lysteda, Ferring Pharmaceuticals) for heavy menstrual bleeding experienced significant improvements in quality of life after 3 cycles — and were more able to participate in social, leisure, physical, … Continue reading

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What is a pessary?

A pessary is a device typically made out of siliconized rubber that is placed in the vagina to elevate the bladder or uterus to treat prolapse and/or incontinence. (See image) There are many sizes, shapes and configurations. Common forms are the … Continue reading

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Stop having heavy periods (menorrhagia)

I am continually amazed at how many women in my practice describe their cycles as “normal”. While it may be their usual pattern to bleed for 5-7 days and need to curtail their work or social lives, it is far from … Continue reading

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Sterilization without incisions?

How is it possible to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman without making any incisions? The most exciting innovation in Gynecology has been the introduction of hysteroscopic sterilization. This is done in the office using a hysteroscope to enter … Continue reading

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Whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in California

Currently there is a reappearance of whooping cough across the country but particularly in California where 9 infants have died since the beginning of 2010. The epidemic was able to take hold as a result of waning immunity among adults … Continue reading

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