Mammograms are an important tool for the early diagnosis of breast cancer, which is key to successful treatment. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, we perform mammograms in our offices, so our patients don’t have to make a second appointment elsewhere.
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Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally-invasive surgical technique. It is characterized by multiple small incisions rather than the larger incision made for open surgeries. Laparoscopic procedures can be conducted through these tiny incisions because they involve closed observation of the surgical field. This is achieved with a small camera on the end of a thin tube.
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Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure used to treat women suffering from excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding and who have not responded to other treatments such as medication. Endometrial ablation removes or destroys the uterine lining, or endometrium, while leaving the ovaries and uterus intact.
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Pelvic pain syndrome is a chronic condition that involves persistent pain in the lower abdominal and pelvic regions. Pelvic pain syndrome may be diagnosed when pelvic pain is chronic and has been present for more than 6 months. It can affect women both physically and emotionally, leading to sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and sexual dysfunction.
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In addition to a heavier-than-normal menstrual flow, a woman with menorrhagia may experience the following; bleeding for more than 1 week, large blood clots in the menstrual flow, constant pain in the lower abdomen, and anemia.
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Urinary incontinence, also known as UI, is a common condition that involves the involuntary loss of urine. Although it is not usually a serious condition, UI can be embarrassing and affect a person’s daily life. Urinary incontinence is most common in women, especially during and after pregnancy, but can affect people of all ages.
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The Viveve System is a nonsurgical treatment that works to rebuild lost vaginal tissue. Vaginal rejuvenation is an option for women who experience vaginal changes due to childbirth, hormones, lifestyle, or aging.
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Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her menstrual period has stopped. Menopause is caused by a decrease in the ovaries’ production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which eventually results in the ovaries’ ceasing to produce eggs, and the end of menstruation.
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Our doctors and staff are trained to detect and treat a wide variety of conditions that may develop in a woman’s reproductive system. We value the relationships we have with our patients and believe in streamlining visits to make it as convenient as possible to receive gynecological care.
Our facility has an in-house laboratory and mammogram center to support patients in their screening processes.
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Endometriosis is a painful medical condition that affects many women. It occurs when the endometrium (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) grows beyond the uterus and into other parts of the pelvic area. Endometriosis most commonly affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and bowels, and the pelvic region behind the uterus.
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A Pap test is a screening for cervical cancer. It collects cells from your cervix, which are then sent to a laboratory for testing. It is a standard gynecological procedure that examines your cervix for changes or abnormalities. It can also detect infections and human papillomavirus (HPV).
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How Do You Prepare For a Gynecology Appointment?
Before your gynecology appointment, there are a few things you need to do to prepare. First, it is best not to use tampons for your appointment as you will have to remove them. Wear a pad instead, and be sure to bring an extra one. During your appointment, you will be asked various questions, such as how bad your menstrual cramps are and if you are having sex. Be honest and forthcoming with the details.
What Conditions Does Craig Ranch OB/GYN Treat?
At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, we treat a wide variety of conditions in the abdomen and pelvis, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal prolapse. We treat these conditions through laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical procedure where small incisions are made near the abdomen, and a small camera is inserted to give the gynecologist an in-depth look at the problem.
If a woman is suffering from excessive bleeding through her menstrual cycle, we can treat it with endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that is considered only when other treatment methods are not working. Endometrial ablation removes the uterine lining and leaves the ovaries and uterus intact.
Why Choose Craig Ranch OB/GYN?
Craig Ranch OB/GYN is a clinic that has been practicing since it was founded in 2000. Our team has over 50 years' worth of experience and is always up to date on the latest advancements in medical technology and women’s health. Craig Ranch OB/GYN has six physicians, four certified Nurse MIdwives, and a nurse practitioner all ready to assist you with anything you need.