OBGYNs located in Pflugerville, TX
If you experience heavy, painful periods or have other reproductive health issues, an office-based gynecologic surgery may be able to help. With a variety of minimally invasive surgical options at Pflugerville OBGYN, our team can help with the diagnosis and treatment of many women’s health issues. To determine if surgery can help you, schedule a consultation online at the Pflugerville, Texas, practice or call to speak with a staff member today.
Office Based Surgery Q & A
What types of office-based surgeries are available?
The team offers a variety of office-based surgeries for your convenience. Common in-office surgeries include:
- Cervical biopsy
- Dilation & curettage (D&C)
- Endometrial ablation
- Endometrial or uterine biopsy
- Minimally invasive tubal ligation procedures
The team also uses in-office ultrasound to assist with diagnosis of conditions that cause heavy menstrual bleeding, cramping, and pain.
What are the advantages of an office-based surgery?
If you need a gynecologic surgery or exploratory procedure for the purpose of diagnosis, the team can help you get the care you need in the office. Office-based surgeries are a cost-effective option because these surgeries are covered by insurance and your normal co-pay, so you don’t need to pay additional expensive hospital fees.
Another benefit is the personalization of care. The provider is with you from beginning to end, so you can ask questions and have the procedure explained to you so that you know what to expect. After your surgery, the provider checks in with you regularly to ensure you’re comfortable and not experiencing unusual side effects.
Recovery is generally quicker with an in-office surgery, too, since these procedures do not require abdominal incisions or sedation. Most office-based surgeries can be completed in under an hour and you can return home the same day.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for an office-based surgery?
To determine if an office-based surgery is right for you, you’ll begin with a consultation and exam with the provider. She discusses your medical history and current concerns before performing an exam. Your exam may include an external and internal pelvic exam.
You’ll also have your blood pressure taken and blood tested to ensure you’re healthy enough for surgery. Based on your consultation and exam, the provider diagnoses your condition and recommends a treatment plan.
If your treatment plan includes an office-based surgery, she explains the procedure and outlines what you need to do beforehand to prepare — including fasting or avoiding certain medications that can cause bleeding. The provider also discusses what to expect during recovery after your surgery. You may need to take antibiotics or rest for a few days afterward.
Once you’re ready to schedule, the practice offers flexible booking options so you can have your surgery as soon as necessary.
To set up a consultation, call or book online at Pflugerville OBGYN now.