FEM Centre takes into account your overall health. As we age, the prevention and rapid correction of ailments becomes more important. Gynecological care at FEM Centre includes not only a physical examination, but time to learn more about yourself and your body.
Answering your questions and addressing your concerns are cornerstones of FEM Centre’s approach to women’s health. Your evaluation includes an assessment of.
At FEM Centre, pelvic structures such as the uterus and ovaries are thoroughly evaluated using vaginal sonograms. A routine ultrasound-enhanced pelvic exam permits visualization of the uterus, its lining, and the ovaries. Fibroids, abnormalities of the uterine lining, and ovarian tumors may be discovered earlier and dealt with in a timely fashion.
Midlife brings age-related changes in a woman’s body and the concerns of developing cancer – especially breast cancer. A careful monthly breast self-exam, combined with an annual exam by a physician and annual thermograms, mammograms, and HALO Breast Pap Test may help protect against this all-too-common illness.
In some instances, a surgical remedy is the only alternative that will allow a woman to lead a productive life. FEM Centre surgeons are able to correct many surgical problems using minimally invasive procedures.
Gynecologic care at FEM Centre may help in early detection and treatment of physical problems. Surgical solutions may be required in order for you to experience total health and wellness. Laparoscopy and the uterine balloon are examples of innovative techniques that correct pelvic problems—allowing a rapid return to normal activities.
Thermal ablations – FEM Centre offers a “thermal balloon” treatment of the uterine lining for patients suffering with heavy, debilitating menstrual flows unrelated to uterine structural abnormalities. This procedure involves no incisions. A special balloon is inflated inside the uterine cavity and hot water is circulated through the balloon. The uterine lining is thermally destroyed and in the majority of cases menstrual flows either cease or dramatically decrease. Patients go home a couple of hours after the procedure!
da Vinci robotic hysterectomies – FEM Centre offers this procedure as a minimally invasive hysterectomy even for complex conditions — with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The da Vinci hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional surgery, including.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomies (LASH) allows a hysterectomy to be performed using only small incisions. The cervix is not removed because of its important role in pelvic support and sexual sensation. FEM Centre data indicates that women who have a LASH can return to work in 7 to 11 days. This is sometimes referred to as the “painless hysterectomy.”
Laparoscopic surgery – FEM Centre also uses laparoscopic surgery to help correct many of the gynecologic conditions that can occur with aging. For example, childbirth can lead to a decrease in pelvic tissue strength resulting in collapse of pelvic structures. You may experience increasing pressure sensations while standing, a noticeable bulge or prolapse in the vaginal area, or embarrassing loss of urine with exercise, coughing, or routine activities. Correcting these problems can, in many instances, be accomplished using laparoscopic techniques. Instead of taking weeks with standard pelvic surgery, recovery from laparoscopic surgery is measured in days.
FEM Centre offers a variety of birth control options, including intra-uterine devices, birth control pills, and birth control implants.