Other Gynecologic Treatments
Gynecologists at Glenwood Regional Medical Center offer a number of non-surgical and outpatient treatments for women in West Monroe, including endometrial ablation, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, and the LEEP procedure.
Endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure that reduces orstops heavy menstrual bleeding. The treatment takes less than an hour; patients go home the same day. During this procedure, a small device is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. Heat or electric currents are released from the device to ablate the uterine lining.
A hysteroscopy is a basic diagnostic procedure (sometimes used in treating gynecologic conditions) that helps physicians determine the cause of bleeding or difficulty in conceiving.
A colposcopy is a diagnostic exam that may prescribed after abnormal findings in a Pap test. This simple procedure is oftentimes performed to take a biopsy.
The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is a common procedure that uses a small electric wire to treat dysplasia (abnormal cell growth).