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In-Office Procedures: A Safe and Convenient Alternative

Perhaps it was an questionable test result, such as an abnormal PAP smear. Maybe it is abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain. It may also be any number of gynelogical conditions. Whatever the reason that brings you in to see your doctor, you want answers, but most of all, you want physical relief, piece-of-mind, or both.

Then, at the end of your examination, or after your test results come back, your doctor tells you, "You need to have a surgical procedure performed", whether that be a diagnostic or outpatient procedure. In your mind, you dread the thought of undergoing surgery. Visions of operating rooms, hospital stays, general anesthesia, longer recovery periords, PAIN, and hours - perhaps days - away from home and work. And in these trying times, you worry about COVID-19 risks, as well.

We have an alternative to that ordeal. Many gynecological operative procedures such as hysteroscopy, LEEP, and endometrial ablation, can be performed in the comfort, privacy, and safety of our office, avoiding all those hospital-related concerns. A typical procedure takes 15-20 mins, and you go home the same day with liitle or no discomfort. There is minimal exposure to other people (just your doctor and her medical assistant). These procedures are covered by most health insurances as well, so it is cost-effective.

To see if you are eligible for an in-office surgical procedure, or if you have a medical condition that you would like to have evaluated, make an appointment today to see Dr. Teresa Tam or Dr Jenny Tam.

Author
Rick Hicaro Practice Manager

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