Treatments & Procedures

Individualized plans for the road to recovery

The physicians and specialists at Desert Regional Medical Center provide you with an individualized treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery, offering the best treatments and procedures for all gynecologic conditions.

Here are some of the treatments and procedures we may offer.

Cervical biopsy

A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the cervix tissue, which will then be tested in lab for signs of disease or infection. Doctors typically suggest a biopsy when another medical test suggests that a body tissue is not normal.

Colposcopy

Colposcopy is a procedure used to examine the vulva, cervix and vagina for signs of disease. Often ordered after an abnormal pap test, tissue is collected from the cervix and sent for laboratory testing.

Cystoscopy for women

Cystoscopy for women uses a scope to examine the bladder. This scope is performed in order to check for bladder abnormalities or assist during surgeries of the urinary tract.

Endometrial biopsy

An endometrial biopsy is a procedure that occurs when a physician takes a small piece of the uterus to look for abnormal cells. An endometrial biopsy can be performed to check for causes of bleeding or check for cancer.

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is an exploratory procedure. This procedure allows a doctor to take a look inside the uterus with a small, lighted scope to help determine the cause of abnormal bleeding.

Laparoscopy

This surgical procedure uses a small, lighted tube placed into the abdominal region or near the female reproductive organs through an incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroids and infections; tissue can also be biopsied during the procedure.

Pap test

A pap test is performed during a pelvic exam. A physician inserts a speculum into the opening of the vagina in order to examine the cervix and vagina; the cervix is swabbed in order to test for cancer cells.

Pelvic ultrasound

Pelvic ultrasounds are used to get a better view of the female or male reproductive organs. Sound waves are used to create images of pelvis and lower abdominal region.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Embolization is a non-surgical approach to treating uterine fibroids. Via a small incision in the groin area, the physician locates and blocks the blood supply that nourished the fibroids. The result is reduced blood supply of the uterine fibroids so that they shrink and case fewer symptoms without harming the uterus.

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