Procedures & Services
Genetic Cancer Testing
Our personalized approach to health care for women includes evaluating each woman’s risk for developing cancer of any type. Our doctors meet every new patient with a one on one consultation where your family and personal health history are assessed. These discussions continue annually thereafter.
Given your individualized risk assessment, your doctor may advise you to speak with our Nurse Practitioner, Dale Perry. Ms. Perry has received advanced training in and has a passion for women’s genetic cancer risk counseling and testing.
Most women with a family history of cancer do not carry any genetic mutations. Additionally, there are cancers other than breast and ovarian in your family which may prompt your provider to discuss your risks further.
We are here to keep you healthy and informed!
Colposcopy is a procedure used to magnify certain areas of the body and help diagnose abnormalities. A vulvar colposcopy examines lesions on the vulva and is often used to identify cancer or HPV. It is usually performed as a follow-up procedure to an abnormal pap smear. The speculum is inserted and a colposcope is used to view the area at 10 to 40 times its normal size. If any abnormal cells are noticed, a biopsy of the tissue may be done. A colposcopy is a very safe procedure with few complications.
Cervical and Endometrial Biopsy
A cervical or endometrial biopsy is a diagnostic procedure that involves examination and removal of tissue samples from the cervix or uterus after potential abnormalities were detected during a routine pelvic exam. During the procedure, a small microscope is placed at the opening of the vagina to magnify the area for close inspection. Your doctor may remove one or more tissue samples for further examination. Biopsy is helpful in detecting cancer and other serious conditions in their earliest stages.
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Dilation and curettage is a procedure done to scrape and collect endometrium, which is uterine tissue. Dilation is the widening of the cervix that allows instruments to pass into the uterus, while curettage is the scraping of the uterine walls. This procedure is performed to diagnose uterine cancer or other conditions, remove tissue after a miscarriage, treat heavy bleeding, perform an abortion or investigate infertility. It is performed under general or local anesthesia.
Women’s Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group physicians deliver an average of 60 babies per month. Our pregnancy outcomes are excellent due to the superior pre-pregnancy and pre-natal care that is provided. Our physicians are dedicated to making the pregnancy and birth experience beautiful and wondrous for Mommy,Daddy and the entire family.
The following is a list of links to educational information provided by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on important topics related to pregnancy. This information does not replace your physician’s expert advice and guidance for your individual care, please contact your physician for specific questions or concerns about your pregnancy.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is used to treat abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix. During the procedure, the cells are removed to prevent development of cervical cancer. Wire loops attached to an electrosurgical generator cut away the affected tissue, causing the cells to heat and burst. The removed tissue is then sent to a lab for further evaluation. The procedure takes 20-30 minutes and can be performed in the office.
Laminaria is a Japanese seaweed that may be used in certain gynecological procedures to open the cervix. It can also be valuable in preparing the cervix for labor when a pregnancy reaches full term.
IUD Insertion/Diaphram Fiting
Intrauterine devices are a hassle-free method of birth control with few side effects. However, improper insertion of an IUD can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and other infections. IUDs should be inserted by a trained professional who will minimize your risk for complications.
A diaphragm is a rubber sphere with rigid edges that shields the cervix. Used with spermicide, it prevents sperm from reaching the uterus after intercourse. Diaphrams should be fitted by a trained professional who will ensure its proper placement.
In office state-of-the-art GE equipment for Obstetrical scanning including Nuchal Translucency and Gynecologic Diagnostic scanning.