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In-office Surgery And Procedures Specialist

My OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Pembroke Pines, FL

Although many gynecological issues can be managed with medication or lifestyle adjustments, other issues require surgery to correct. At My OB/GYN, Dr. Helen Salsbury offers in-office procedures using the most advanced technology to help women get the care they need in a relaxed and familiar environment. With more than 30 years of experience in OB/GYN care, Dr. Salsbury is a trusted provider of in-office procedures for women throughout the Pembroke Pines, Florida, region. She is well known and respected for her high level of surgical skill which is done with compassionate and a patient-centered focus.

In-Office Surgery and Procedures Q & A

What types of in-office surgery does My OB/GYN offer?

My OB/GYN is dedicated to making it as easy as possible for women to get the care they need in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Dr. Salsbury offers an array of in-office diagnostic and treatment procedures, including:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Colposcopy and Cryotherapy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Saline Infusion Sonogram & Ultrasound
  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (IUD & arm implants)
  • Mole removal
  • Vulvar reduction
  • Pain-Free Circumcision
  • Botox
  • Polypectomy
  • Incision and drainage

What is a colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a special type of lighted microscope that the physician uses to look at the cervix, vulva or vagina. The magnified view from a colposcope gives the doctor an opportunity to see areas that cannot be seen by the eye alone.

Colposcopy is recommended when a Pap test result shows abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix or HPV.  Colposcopy is important because untreated cervical cell changes that cause abnormal Pap tests may progress to precancerous or (rarely) cancerous changes. A colposcope does not affect your ability to have children, but if there is a possibilty that you are pregnant this must be established prior to the procedure.  Pregnancy will change how, when, and where the procedure is done.

What is an endometrial biopsy?

A biopsy is a process that collects a small tissue sample for further analysis, such as lab testing, to diagnose conditions affecting the tissue at the sample location. An endometrial biopsy takes the tissue sample from the lining of the uterus, or endometrium. An endometrial biopsy may be performed to test for:

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Fertility issues
  • Reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Responses to hormone therapy

 

The endometrium is accessed through your cervix, and light spotting or bleeding after the procedure is not unusual. The procedure takes about 10 minutes, and results are typically returned in 7 to 10 days.

Pain-Free Circumcision

Dr. Salsbury has been performing pain-free circumcisions since 1986.  She learned of a special technique from a Jewish mohel who also happened to be a pediatrician and has used this technique ever since.  The procedure, called a dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB), was first described for use in the neonatal circumcision in 1978.  The DPNB numbs the entire shaft of the penis by applying lidocaine at the base of the penis alongside the dorsal nerve.  Multiple studies have demonstrated both its safety and efficacy.  

Other methods of anesthesia and analgesia are available such as topical creams, but Dr. Salsbury prefers the DPNB as a more humane approach since it has statistically been shown superior to all other methods in reducing the pain and stress of infant circumcision.  In addition to the nerve block the baby is given oral sucrose (sugar) for comfort and a special circumcision bed is used. We welcome our parents to perform this procedure in our office where they can bring any family members who would like to observe. Babies who were born with another obstetrician are also welcome to perform their circumcision here.