Frisco Women's Health | Gynecology
Over the last several years, there have been some remarkable innovations in the treatment of female medical problems. Recent advancements in Gynecological services and procedures are all designed to eliminate the need for major surgeries. New medications, in-office procedures, and a better understanding of various disease processes have made it possible for people to function in a stress-filled society, take care of debilitating and often embarrassing medical conditions, and allow people to work without the challenges presented by the female reproductive system.
How about better methods to prevent teen pregnancies? During the teen years, remembering to take a pill every day is an act of G-d. Depo-Provera is no longer an option; it has a black box warning for causing osteoporosis. We have seen osteoporosis in a 27-year-old and 34-year-old who were receiving this medication from Planned Parenthood or other medical personnel not keeping up with the latest medical recommendations. Read more about adolescent gynecology here.
Contraception and Birth Control
We often prescribe Nexplanon, a subdermal contraceptive implant that requires special training, takes 1 minute to insert, and provides 3 years of contraception. We have found it to be very useful for patients with menstrual migraines, cyclical pelvic pain, or just cannot take or remember to take estrogen-containing birth control.
Heavy Bleeding: Ablation
Heavy bleeding, sometimes coming monthly, often unexpectedly with debilitating fatigue and anemia, now can be eliminated with Endometrial Ablation using the Novasure and Minerva devices. In the old days, it could take an hour to do an ablation with a good chance of either a poor outcome or uterine perforation. Now 90 seconds in the office can stop your bleeding.
Menstrual cramps can now often be eliminated with a combination of medications with minimal side effects. One of the best treatments for cramps is the Mirena intrauterine device, also a great long-term form of birth control.
Gone are the days of doing hysterectomies just because women have finished childbearing. Normally a hysterectomy is the most common elective gynecology procedure. It is definitely a valuable option in the treatment of certain female problems. The evolution of hysterectomy surgery is the da Vinci robot. The daVinci is an innovation in laparoscopy, allowing us to perform precise, delicate surgical procedures using very small incisions. The high definition 3-D camera allows you to see the smallest of blood vessels and visualize the smallest of adhesions. The articulating instruments allow you to perform surgery previously requiring a large incision with healing times from 6-8 weeks.
With women often being a large, sometimes sole contributor, to the finances of many families, the ability to return to work in as little as one week after what used to be an incapacitating operation is a remarkable advance in the care of women.
More about Frisco Women's Health
There are many other services our office performs mainly to prevent illness, from vaccinations to advice on living a healthier life and planning for a healthy pregnancy. We take care of adolescents, to help prevent pregnancy, deal with the emotional rollercoaster of being a teenager, help with acne, and just allow them to have someone to talk with other than parents about life, peer pressures, and sexual responsibility. Feel free to explore the website for details on other services provided. We currently see patients from all over the Metroplex including Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Little Elm, and Prosper.