In-Office Procedures | Mona Lisa Touch, LEEP & More | West Des Moines

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In-Office Procedures

It is our priority to offer the best treatment options for your condition. We offer a variety of in-office procedures to ensure you receive the highest quality of individualized care available.

MonaLisa Touch

The MonaLisa Touch is a CO2 Laser used to treat the symptoms of vaginal atrophy caused by chemotherapy treatment or menopause. These symptoms may include vaginal irritation, dryness, and painful intercourse. It is an in-office therapy that involves three 5-minute treatments 6 weeks apart and requires no anesthesia or downtime. It is a painless procedure, hormone-free, and allows patients to resume intercourse in 2-3 days.

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Hysteroscopy is the use of a small, slender, light-transmitting telescope, or hysteroscope to view the inside of the uterus. This procedure is used in the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding and the removal of polyps, some fibroids, and a uterine septum.
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Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation is the surgical destruction of the endometrial uterine layer. Ablation may be done using heat, freezing, laser or electrosurgical methods. It is a type of treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding due to benign conditions. Prior to the procedure testing may include hysteroscopy, ultrasound, and endometrial biopsy. Thermal ablation may be done comfortably in our office with a paracervical block.

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Essure is a permanent birth control procedure. This procedure may be performed in our office. It offers permanent birth control without an incision or general anesthesia.
In this procedure, small flexible inserts are placed into the fallopian tubes through the vagina and cervix with the use of a hysteroscope. After a confirmation test at three months, the Essure is 99.8% effective.

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Colposcopy may be needed if your pap smear is found to be abnormal. It is an exam done of the cervix using a magnifying device. Cervical biopsies may be taken during this exam to determine if cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is found.

Depending on your biopsy results, a Leep procedure may be recommended.

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) uses a low voltage electrical current to remove abnormal tissues of the cervix, previously identified by colposcopy and/or biopsy of the cervix. LEEP is an in-office procedure using local anesthetic cervical block.

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We offer 2D and 3D/4D high definition state of the art ultrasounds at West Des Moines Ob/GYN Associates. 2D ultrasound is the traditional method that has been utilized for years. 2D Ultrasounds provide flatter, two-dimensional, black and white images. 3D/4D ultrasound is an advanced method which captures a true three-dimensional live image. Aside from obstetrics ultrasound we also offer pelvic ultrasound for the gynecologic diagnosis of pelvic pain, ovarian cysts and irregular vaginal bleeding.

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