Gynecologists provide health care for women in some of the most intimate areas of their health, sexuality and wellbeing. As physicians who specialize in treating women’s reproductive health problems, EVMS Obstetricians and Gynecologists partner with patients to optimize health during each phase of their life. 

Office Procedures

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Pap Test

The Pap test is the most important annual screening test to detect early evidence of cervical cancer and other infections and cervical abnormalities. Your family physician or your gynecologist can perform your Pap test screening.

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Colposcopy is a diagnostic tool used for further evaluation of abnormal Pap tests. It allows the doctor to look at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light onto the vagina and cervix. A colposcope can enlarge the normal view by 2-60 times. This allows the doctor to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone.

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Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

LEEP uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue that is often detected during a colposcopy.

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Hysteroscopy involves the insertion of a thin telescope through the cervix into the uterus. It can detect fibroids or polyps that may be causing excessive bleeding. If found, your physician may elect to perform an operative hysteroscopy in an outpatient surgery center by attaching thin instruments to the telescope to remove polyps or fibroids.

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Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation uses radio frequency energy to permanently remove the lining or endometrium of the uterus. This procedure is utilized to treat heavy irregular periods. Menstrual flow stops completely for many women. This is not always the case because the ovaries and uterus are left in place.

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Birth Control

Birth control, or contraception involves one or more actions, devices or medications that can reduce or prevent pregnancy. Today’s options vary with lifestyle preferences and needs.