House Call: The Latest in Gynecological In-Office and Laparoscopic Procedures
Treatment options in the field of women’s health have become much more advanced over the past several years.
Many procedures that usually involved hospital admittance are now being done in the office setting, such as a new method for permanent birth control known as Essure.
The Essure procedure requires no incisions or general anesthesia, and is administered utilizing minimally invasive scope technology. This permanent sterilization method carries a much lower risk and much faster recovery times than traditional tubal ligation. Patients who undergo the Essure procedure are able to return to their normal, day-to-day activities within a few hours.
Laparoscopic technology has also lowered risk and shortened recovery time for hysterectomy procedures. Traditional, open hysterectomies require at least a one to two night stay in the hospital, followed by a six to eight week recovery period; while laparoscopic hysterectomies require a zero to one night stay in the hospital, less scarring and a significantly shorter recovery time.
Today, many women are balancing demanding careers, family caretaking and day-to-day responsibilities. Fortunately, with many advancements in treatment and procedure options for various women’s health issues and conditions, women are able to receive the care they need and return to their normal lives in a quicker time frame.
Cone Health has an exceptional network of obstetrics and gynecology specialists, primary care physicians and other related healthcare experts and services dedicated to providing women in the community with the most advanced and effective treatment options available in the field.
Dr. Todd Meisinger is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist at Piedmont Healthcare for Women and a member of the Cone Health medical Staff. Dr. Meisinger is a 1993 graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida.