Choosing an OB/GYN physician is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You want someone who will care for both you and your baby in a most respectful way. Starkville Clinic for Women specializes in:
Routine and High Risk Pregnancies
Our physicians spend many hours training in specialized areas of women’s care to provide the very latest and innovative methods in obstetrical and gynecological outcomes. While some procedures are still done in the hospital, many are now performed in the clinic, thus providing our patients with a more familiar and comfortable setting.
Yearly Gynecology Exams
Infertility Evaluation and Treatment
STD Testing and Treatment
Pelvic Relaxation Surgeries and Treatment
Management/Treatment of Abnormal PAP Smears
Minimally Invasive Surgeries including: Endometrial Ablation, Robotic Assisted and Laparoscopic Hysterectomies
Abdominal and Vaginal Gynecologic Surgeries
Starkville Clinic for Women, PA also is proud to assist our patients with special education for all women about potential health concerns, risks and new advances in the medical field. We strive to keep all our patients healthy and informed.
Stop by one of the clinic locations today or call and make an appointment. Our friendly staff will be glad to assist you with any needs or questions you may have.
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da Vinci Surgery
Your doctor might have recommended a hysterectomy to treat your condition. Traditionally, abdominal hysteectomies are performed with open surger, which requires a wide incision below the navel. However, you may be a candidate for an innovative, less, invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Hysterectomy.
The da Vinci Hysterectomy uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive hysterectomy available today. For most women, da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:
Significantly less painful Less blood loss and need for transfusion Less risk of infection Shorter hospital stay Quicker recover and return to normal activities Small incisions for minimal scarring Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases The da Vinci surgical system is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci system, which allows his or her movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of your body. This technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings.
If you're looking for a long-term contraceptive that does not require daily, weekly, or monthly dosing, Implanon may be an option for you.
Implanon is a long-acting prescription contraceptive that lasts for up to 3 years. Unlike many other forms of birth control, it does not require daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly dosing. Just one inserstion in your inner, upper arm lasts for up to 3 years and offers reliable protection against pregnancy.
Implanon is a flexible rod, about the size of a matchstick, that is place under the skin of your inner, upper arm by your physician. Implanon contains a hormone called etonogestrel, but does not contain estorgen. Only you and your provider will know it is there. Most women cannot see Implanon after insertion, but you should be able to feel it by pressing gently on your skin in the area where it was inserted.
Implanon works in several ways to prevent pregnancy. It prevents your body from ovulating (releasing and egg). Implanon also thickens the cervical mucus, which then acts as a barrier to preven sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg. Implanon is a reliable form of birth control with more than a 99% effective rate.
Implanon is reversible. If you change your mind and decide you want to have a baby, the ability to become pregnant usually returns quickly after your provider successfully removes Implanon. Some women have become pregnant within days after removal.
Because you're busy, you need a birth control that helps simplify your life.
Mirena is a hormone-releasing system placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy for as long as you want for up to 5 years. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception.
Mirena is a small intrauterine contraceptive made of soft, flexible plastic that is put in place by your provider during an office visit. Mirena prevents pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Mirena releases small amounts of the hormone levonorgestrel into your uterus. Mirena may work in several different ways, such as, thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering your uterus, inhibit sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg, make the lining of your uterus thin, and it may stop the release of your egg from your ovary, but this is not the way it works in most cases.
Mirena is a removable device and can be removed at any time by your provider. Because Mirena can be removed at any time by your healthcare provider, you are free to keep your family planning options open.
NovaSure Endometrial Ablation (EA) is a simple, one-time, five-minute procedure that has treated over one million women without hormones or hysterectomy.
It's estimated that heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 out of every 5 women - that's about 10 million women! Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30's and 40's, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods take a physical, social and emotional toll as well. NovaSure is a procedure that can lighten or end your heavy period. No pills, no hormonal side effects. For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped. Some benefits of the NovaSure procedure are:
One-time procedure The procedure is quick- it usually takes less than five minutes. It can be performed in a doctor's office with no general anesthesia Most women are back to their normal activities within a day or so There are no incisions It can be performed at any time during your cycle This is a permanent removing of the endometrium, or lining of the uterus, with a quick delivery of radio frequency energy. NovaSure should not be considered if you are planning on getting pregnant in the future.
Sometimes birth control just isn't easy to fit into the routine of your day. Trying to remember to refill your prescription or take your prescription and that means you may not be getting all of the protection that you need.
ParaGard is an intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) that is virtually hassle free. No more daily or weekly routines, just a simple monthly self-check. ParaGard is a simple T-shaped piece of soft, flexible plastic wrapped in a natural copper, designed to fit comfortably in the uterus. If you decide to use ParaGard, your provider will place it in your uterus during a routine office visit. This procedure normally only takes minutes. Once ParaGard is inserted, you won't even know it's there. All you have to do is check the threads every month.
Some of the benefits of using ParaGard is:
Hormone free Hassle free Flexivle - use of ParaGard for as long as you and your provider choose: 2 years, 5 years, even up to 10 years. Long-term but easily reversible