Lifeboat Medical Associates provides specialized GYN services to care for a woman's most unique and challenging health care needs. Come to us with confidence for a personalized and professional treatment plan focused on alleviating or managing your pain and helping you overcome the obstacles to a healthy life.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
LEEP is a procedure that enables the doctor to remove abnormal cells from your cervix. Doctors will perform a LEEP if your Pap smear results indicate that your have abnormal cell growth in your cervix which may eventually lead to cancer. LEEPs are performed in the office and take a relatively short period of time to perform. You may have mild cramping or bleeding following a LEEP, but recovery is fairly painless and quick.
Colposcopy is the first test that is performed if your Pap smear results are abnormal. Colposcopy allows your doctor to look at your cervix through a special magnifying instrument called a colposcope. Colposcopes help your doctor detect problems of the cervix that are not visible to the naked eye. If the results of your Colposcopy indicate that you have abnormal cell growth, your doctor may need to perform additional tests.
PCOS is a condition that results from hormonal imbalances. PCOS can cause cysts to grow on a woman’s ovaries and can affect the normal menstrual cycle. There are a number of treatments for PCOS that can help to restore normal hormone levels and regulate your menstrual irregularities.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
With Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), menopausal and peri-menopausal women are prescribed a combination of estrogen and progesterone either in pill form, transdermal skin patches, or as a cream. For many women, HRT provides much desired relief from severe menopausal symptoms. Your physician will partner with you to help you understand the benefits and risks of HRT and help you make the right decision for you.