Because of their busy lives, women often struggle to make their own health a priority. Personal schedules are filled with jobs, family and friends while self care unintentionally drifts to the bottom of the list.
Ongoing reproductive health issues may take a back seat because of time and cost.
In response to the needs of women, the doctors of Novant Health Mintview OB/GYN are proud to announce the opening of an in-office surgical suite at the Randolph Road office. The groundbreaking treatment room - some two years in the making - will save patients time and money without forgoing the best medical care available.
The Mintview in-office surgical suite was conceived with those concerns in mind.
Minimally-invasive surgical procedures are typical covered by office co-pays, which average $25. That same treatment, when done as outpatient through a hospital, starts around $325 and may not be covered by insurance."We want to offer procedures like Novasure, Thermachoice and Essure to our patients in a more comfortable, cost-effective environment," says Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones.
Mintview's new space includes a dedicated hysteroscope which allows doctors to more quickly address the medical needs of patients in a relaxed, comfortable setting with minimal pain.
Services offered in the suite include Essure permanent sterilization and Novasure and Thermachoice, procedures to help control and alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding.
Click to see Mintview's Dr. Jennie Hauschka explanation of the procedures.
The Essure® procedure offers women a permanent birth control solution without hormones, cutting or the risks of tubal ligation. It can be performed in the comfort of a physicians office under local anesthesia in about 10 minutes.
GYNECARE THERMACHOICE® is a soft, flexible balloon that a doctor inserts in the uterus (womb) to treat the endometrium, the lining of the uterus as an effective, nonhormonal treatment for heavy periods. It involves a minimally invasive, 8-minute procedure that can be performed in your doctor's office or in a hospital.