What to Expect at an In-Office Procedure

It used to be that you had to go to a hospital or surgical center if you needed to undergo most medical procedures. This meant scheduling your treatment required coordinating with the local hospital and getting your procedure in an unfamiliar, often stressful environment.

Happily, you now have more alternatives for many routine procedures. Currently, you can get a large number of minimally or noninvasive procedures with Anita Gondy, MD, Saovaros V. Michaels, MD, and Henry Luh, DO, right at the comfortable Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada, Northwest office in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Discover the benefits of in-office procedures, and what minimally invasive treatments you can get right in our office.

What is an in-office procedure?

In-office procedures are minimally invasive treatments and procedures you can have done right at the WHASN - NW office. Because these procedures don’t require a hospital stay, you can get them done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day.

Why choose an in-office procedure?

Getting your procedure in-office comes with significant benefits to you. These include:

For our in-office procedures that require surgery, our providers use minimally invasive techniques. This means you can expect to recover more quickly from the procedure and experience less pain during recovery.

If your procedure requires a surgical incision, we perform your surgery laparoscopically, which means your incision will be much smaller. Your scar will heal more quickly, and you’ll have less bleeding postoperatively.

In-office procedures we offer

Our team performs a number of different in-office procedures. Some of the most popular include:

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgical procedures are performed by making tiny, minimally invasive abdominal incisions. Our doctors insert a tiny camera into your incision, which then guides them through the procedure using images and a video monitor.

We use laparoscopy for a variety of procedures, including to treat pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and ectopic pregnancy. All laparoscopic procedures take place under general anesthesia. 

Robot-assisted da Vinci® Surgical System 

The da Vinci Surgical System is a minimally invasive system our team uses to perform safe hysterectomies and removal of ovaries, ovarian cysts, endometriomas, and pelvic adhesions. During this procedure, your surgeon controls the da Vinci robot, an extremely dexterous robotic device that operates with tiny incisions and precise, controlled movements.

Endosee® office hysteroscopy

In the Endosee procedure, our providers use a vaginally inserted, lit camera to examine your uterus for abnormalities, including abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine polyps, and general diagnosis. This procedure requires no incisions and takes place under local anesthesia. 

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for abnormal menstrual bleeding, which also works through the insertion of a tiny camera, combined with using fluids to ablate your uterine lining. You undergo this procedure using local anesthesia. 

LEEP

The non-invasive loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) takes place under local anesthesia and is used to evaluate and remove precancerous cells from your cervix.

MonaLisa Touch®

The MonaLisa Touch procedure uses laser energy to heal vaginal tissues and walls, aiding with symptoms of menopause. This procedure requires no anesthesia or recovery time and takes under five minutes per session.

Getting your in-office procedure

Before you get your procedure, our team evaluates your health to ensure you’re a good candidate. They advise you on what to expect, as well as how to prepare for your minimally invasive treatment.

During your procedure, our team ensures you are comfortable and well monitored throughout the process. You’ll leave the office with detailed, personalized home after-care instructions and attend after-care appointments to ensure you’re recovering as expected.

Our WHASN - NW team is here to make your procedures as easy and minimally invasive as possible. To find out if an in-office procedure is right for you, call or request an appointment online today.

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