Our new, state of the art, Dexa Prodigy will not only assess & diagnose a patients risk for osteoporosis, it will provide precise and accurate data on bone & tissue composition. The Dexa Prodigy can look beyond weight and the traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution, an important risk factor in a variety of serious diseases such as obesity & anorexia nervosa. Body composition provides both total body data & regional results (trunk, arms, legs) to determine lean tissue mass as well as fat tissue mass. The measurements are fast and non-invasive.
A bone density test is a way to help your doctor measure the health of your bones. It may also be used to monitor your rate of bone loss and response to therapy. Risk factors for osteoporosis include: age, fair skin (Asian or Caucasian), small bone structure, low body weight, early menopause, low calcium intake, smoking, alcohol abuse, certain long term medications, lack of exercise and family history of osteoporosis. One-third of a woman's lifetime bone loss can occur in the first five years following menopause. This rapid bone loss can cause bones to weaken and break. Nearly one in every two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her remaining lifetime.
A colposcopy is a way the doctor can examine genitals, vagina and cervix closely. A colposcope is an instrument that shines a light on the cervix and magnifies the view for the doctor. If the doctor sees abnormal tissue during the colposcopy, they may perform a biopsy. This involves removing small samples of tissue from any abnormal areas in or around the cervix.
Our office provides the latest treatment to reduce excessive menstrual bleeding in pre-menopausal women. One in five women experience heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle. Heavy periods can lead to anemia and can affect a woman’s ability to lead a normal life. Endometrial ablation is an 8-minute, minimally invasive, non-hormonal treatment for heavy periods. The procedure is performed in the physician office under minimal anesthesia, requires no incision & uses heat to treat the lining of the uterus. It is covered by most insurance plans and unlike a hysterectomy, allows the patient to preserve her uterus. Recovery is fast. Most women return to normal activities the next day. After the procedure the patient may experience some minor side effects such as: cramping, thin watery discharge, frequent urination & nausea. Ask your doctor when you can exercise, have intercourse or use tampons.