If you’ve ever been told by your Des Moines gynecologist that you need a certain procedure for him to further evaluate a GYN problem you’re having, you know the feeling of uncertainty that millions of other women face each year.
When you visit Dr. Ross Valone, your Des Moines ObGyn, he will explain the gynecological procedures available at his office. Following is a brief overview of some of them.
D & C. Short for Dilatation and Curettage, during a D & C procedure your cervix will be dilated so that the tissue lining the inside walls of the uterus can be removed.
Diagnostic Laparoscopy. During this procedure, Dr. Valone will use a thin metal tube (laparoscope) to check your reproductive organs for tissue growth.
Hysteroscopy. During this procedure, Dr. Valone will insert a thin telescope-like instrument through your cervix and vagina to look inside your uterus to diagnosis any uterine problem you may have.
Transvaginal Tape. Also called TVT, this procedure is used to diagnose problems associated with urinary stress incontinence. Under general or regional anesthesia, the permanent tape is placed to sit under the urethra through small incisions in the vagina.
Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation. Your Des Moines ObGyn will “tie your tubes” when permanent sterilization is required. Through small incisions, Dr. Valone will tie off the fallopian tubes, thereby preventing eggs from making their way to the uterus. Dr. Valone uses the Falope Ring technique, which was developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital while he was there in his training. (This means he has more experience with this procedure than 99% of other practicing physicians.)
Endometrial Ablation. This procedure is used to lighten – or even end – your menstrual flow by eliminating the lining of the uterus.
We also perform vaginal hysterectomies, abdominal hysterectomies, lap tubal ligations, and cystocele and rectocele repairs at our Des Moines gynecology practice.
We want to be your Des Moines gynecologist; call our office today at (515) 225-7201 to set up an appointment or to talk to any of our highly qualified staff members. We look forward to serving you.
Thank you for trusting us with your care!