Central Virginia Gynecology Services

Exceptional Patient Care For Women Of All Ages

Central Virginia OB/GYN offers a wide variety of routine and surgical gynecology services. Our providers specialize in minimally invasive procedures, pelvic floor disorders, and infertility.

You will benefit from unmatched expertise gynecology, urogynecology and related specializations at Central Virginia OBGYN.  Our providers consult with one other, other leading colleagues, and you to map a customized treatment plan using the most current knowledge and techniques.

We offer a number of services, midlife health, bladder health and continence, and aesthetic services complement our core OBGYN practice.  Our office surgical suite for endometrial ablation and essure sterilization are at the cutting edge of medical innovation.

Standard Gynecological Services

Well Woman Examinations and Pap Smears

A proactive way for you and your provider to maintain your good health is through your well woman examination, identifying risk factors, discussing lifestyle choices, and catching potential problems before they come serious issues. You can expect to talk about contraception and sexual health, receive age or circumstance appropriate physical exams and tests, and talk with your provider about anything that concerns you.  And you can be sure we use the most advanced assessment techniques to optimize the accuracy of your tests. 

Complete Gynecological Care

Gynecological care includes everything from routine examinations and pap smears to contraceptive counseling and help with problematic issues, such as irregular menses, abnormal bleeding or sterilization.  For your comfort and convenience, we perform state-of-the-art procedures right in the office in order to evaluation and even treat certain conditions.

Specialized Gynecological Treatments

Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Periods

Central Virginia OBGYN offers innovative in-office techniques for endometrial ablation (elimination of the lining of the uterus that produces menstrual flow).  That means in most cases, there is no hospitalization, and no hysterectomy.  50% of women may achieve amenorrhea (no periods) and 40% may experience much lighter periods.  Overall patient satisfaction rates from such therapies approach 90%.  Imagine heavy periods being a thing of the past. 

Gynecare Thermachoice for Heavy Periods

Thermachoice Uterine Balloon Therapy is a new outpatient procedure used to treat reduce heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding. It's an an effective, nonhormonal permanent treatment for heavy periods. For most women, menstruation is a simple fact of life. But if you have heavy periods and cramps, menstruation is anything but simple. Heavy periods may be disrupting your life. Thermachoice is an 8 minute non-hormonal in office procedure with minimal complications that ablates (destroys) the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to significantly reduce menstrual bleeding and pain. The procedure is well tolerated in the office setting and has a high patient satisfaction rate of 95%. Most women respond with a significant reduction in menstrual flow and cramps. Some may even experience complete elimination of their periods forever! Your healthcare provider can help you determine if Thermachoice is an option for you.

For more information on this procedure, please visit Gynecare.

Menopause Management and Hormone Replacement Therapy

There is a lot you and your doctor can do to promote a long, healthy, and happy life.  Irritating symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats can be improved in a variety of ways.  Heart disease and osteoporosis risks can be assessed and addressed.  A personalized evaluation of the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy will help you and your provider make well-informed decisions about what’s best for you.

Menopause Treatment VirginiaInterested in learning more about Menopause? Read pause® ACOG's (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) biannual magazine for perimenopausal and menopausal women. It's a great resource!

Bladder Health and Continence

More than 13 million people in the United States suffer with urinary incontinence and 85% of them are women.  Varying degrees of urinary incontinence may be the end result of “normal” life stresses such as pregnancy and childbirth over the years, but whatever the cause, it’s unnecessary for anyone to be limited by this condition.  Our providers offer state of the art evaluation therapies that help women regain control of their bodies and their lives. If you have a problem with urine leakage or blocked urine flow, Central Virginia OB/GYN may be able to conduct urodynamic testing to evaluate the cause of your symptoms.

Birth Control Options

Implanon Birth Control

IMPLANON is a small, thin, implantable hormonal contraceptive that is effective for up to three years when properly placed. It prevents pregnancy in several ways. The most important way is by stopping release of an egg from the ovary. Implanon also thickens the cervical mucus, which acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg. It is more than 99% effective. Most women can’t see Implanon after insertion. Once Implanon is removed, the ability to get pregnant usually returns quickly. Some women have become pregnant within days after removal of Implanon. Your healthcare provider will help you determine if Implanon is right for you.

For more information on IMPLANON birth control, please visit Implanon USA.

Mirena Birth Control

MIRENA intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, "T-shaped" contraceptive device made of flexible plastic and must be inserted by a qualified health-care professional. Convenient and hassle-free, once inserted, you don’t have to do anything. Mirena releases a low amount of a hormone called a progestin continuously over a 5-year period as a way to prevent pregnancy. It contains no estrogen.
The Mirena IUD helps prevent sperm from joining with an egg by affecting how the sperm move. Basically, it interferes with the movement of the sperm toward the egg. The hormonal component in Mirena makes it more effective than non-hormonal copper containing IUDs. The MIrena IUD thickens cervical mucous so that sperm have more difficulty in swimming through the uterus. It also changes the lining of the uterus, reducing the likelihood of implantation. And for some women, it may actually prevent ovulation.

Mirena is effective immediately if inserted within 7 days after the start of a period. If you have Mirena inserted at any other time during your menstrual cycle, you must use another method of birth control during the first week after insertion. Pregnancy protection will begin after 7 days.

It can provide continuous pregnancy prevention for 5 years and can be removed anytime within that 5-year period. IUDs are the most popular form of reversible birth control in the world. And, an IUD is the most inexpensive long-term reversible method of contraception. IUDs can improve a woman's sex life by allowing for spontaneity. It is a good alternative option for women who cannot tolerate estrogen-based contraceptives.

After removing the IUD, a woman’s ability to become pregnant returns quickly. It is an extremely private and discreet birth control method. Nobody can tell if you are using it, and there is no packaging or other evidence of use that may embarrass some woman. The Mirena IUD can also reduce menstrual cramps and the amount of bleeding that accompanies a woman’s period. Typically, women using Mirena may see that their menstrual flow is reduced by 90 percent. In approximately 20 percent of Mirena users, their flow stops altogether within one year. This could lower one’s risk for anemia.

For more information on Mirena, please visit the Mirena USA website.

Essure Birth Control

ESSURE is a permanent sterilization procedure for women often done in the office setting. It is not reversible. Micro-inserts are placed into the fallopian tubes by a catheter passed from the vagina through the cervix and uterus. Once in place, the device is designed to elicit tissue growth (scarring) in and around the micro-insert over a period of 3 months to cause occlusion or blockage of the fallopian tubes. This tissue barrier prevents sperm from reaching an egg.

Unlike other forms of tubal ligation, no general anaesthetic nor incision through the abdomen is required. Initially, additional forms of birth control must be continued to prevent pregnancy until the method's effectiveness can be confirmed.

3 months after insertion, a provider performs a special type of x-ray test called a hysterosalpingogram to confirm that the fallopian tubes are completely blocked and the patient can rely on the Essure micro-inserts for birth control. Occlusion is observed to occur in 96.5% of patients at 3 months with the remainder occluded by 6 months.

Fore more information on Essure Birth Control, please visit Essure.