Exceptional patient care for women of all ages
Central Virginia OB/GYN offers a wide variety of routine and surgical gynecology services. Our providers specialize in minimally invasive procedures, pelvic floor disorders, and infertility.
You will benefit from unmatched expertise in gynecology and related specializations at Central Virginia OB/GYN. Our providers consult with one other, other leading colleagues, and you to map a customized treatment plan using the most current knowledge and techniques.
We offer a number of services, midlife health, and aesthetic services complement our core OBGYN practice.
standard gynecological services
Well Woman Examinations and Pap Smears
A proactive way for you and your provider to maintain your good health is through your well woman examination, identifying risk factors, discussing lifestyle choices, and catching potential problems before they come serious issues. You can expect to talk about contraception and sexual health, receive age or circumstance appropriate physical exams and tests, and talk with your provider about anything that concerns you. And you can be sure we use the most advanced assessment techniques to optimize the accuracy of your tests.
Complete Gynecological Care
Gynecological care includes everything from routine examinations and pap smears to contraceptive counseling and help with problematic issues, such as irregular menses, abnormal bleeding or sterilization. For your comfort and convenience, we perform state-of-the-art procedures right in the office in order to evaluation and even treat certain conditions.
SPECIALIZED GYNECOLOGICAL TREATMENTS
Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Periods
Central Virginia OB/GYN offers innovative in-office techniques for endometrial ablation (elimination of the lining of the uterus that produces menstrual flow). That means in most cases, there is no hospitalization, and no hysterectomy. 50% of women may achieve amenorrhea (no periods) and 40% may experience much lighter periods. Overall patient satisfaction rates from such therapies approach 90%. Imagine heavy periods being a thing of the past.
Menopause Management and Hormone Replacement Therapy
There is a lot you and your doctor can do to promote a long, healthy, and happy life. Irritating symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats can be improved in a variety of ways. Heart disease and osteoporosis risks can be assessed and addressed. A personalized evaluation of the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy will help you and your provider make well-informed decisions about what’s best for you.
Central Virginia OB/GYN offers a wide variety of birth control options, including but not limited to Mirena and Nexplanon:
Mirena Birth Control
MIRENA intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, “T-shaped” contraceptive device made of flexible plastic and must be inserted by a qualified health-care professional. Convenient and hassle-free, once inserted, you don’t have to do anything. Mirena releases a low amount of a hormone called a progestin continuously over a 5-year period as a way to prevent pregnancy. It contains no estrogen.
The Mirena IUD helps prevent sperm from joining with an egg by affecting how the sperm move. Basically, it interferes with the movement of the sperm toward the egg. The hormonal component in Mirena makes it more effective than non-hormonal copper containing IUDs. The MIrena IUD thickens cervical mucous so that sperm have more difficulty in swimming through the uterus. It also changes the lining of the uterus, reducing the likelihood of implantation. And for some women, it may actually prevent ovulation.
Mirena is effective immediately if inserted within 7 days after the start of a period. If you have Mirena inserted at any other time during your menstrual cycle, you must use another method of birth control during the first week after insertion. Pregnancy protection will begin after 7 days.
It can provide continuous pregnancy prevention for 5 years and can be removed anytime within that 5-year period. IUDs are the most popular form of reversible birth control in the world. And, an IUD is the most inexpensive long-term reversible method of contraception. IUDs can improve a woman’s sex life by allowing for spontaneity. It is a good alternative option for women who cannot tolerate estrogen-based contraceptives.
After removing the IUD, a woman’s ability to become pregnant returns quickly. It is an extremely private and discreet birth control method. Nobody can tell if you are using it, and there is no packaging or other evidence of use that may embarrass some woman. The Mirena IUD can also reduce menstrual cramps and the amount of bleeding that accompanies a woman’s period. Typically, women using Mirena may see that their menstrual flow is reduced by 90 percent. In approximately 20 percent of Mirena users, their flow stops altogether within one year. This could lower one’s risk for anemia.
For more information on Mirena, please visit the Mirena USA website.
Nexplanon Birth Control
NEXPLANON is the birth control implant that goes in the arm. It’s just as effective as the pill, but without the daily hassle. This small, thin, and flexible arm implant is placed discreetly under the skin of the inner, non-dominant upper arm by your healthcare provider.
For more information on Nexplanon, please visit the Nexplanon website.
Contact our scheduling department today to make an appointment.
We look forward to serving you in our new office in the Pogonia Medical Arts building adjacent to the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center!