Adam J. Flisser, MD, FACOG Gynecology, Urogynecology, and Pelvic Surgery
103 East 80th Street at Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (212) 794-9601 (212) 744-4539 fax
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a virus than can infect women and men, and that is often transmitted through sexual activity. In women, HPV infection can be the cause of genital warts and abnormal Pap smears. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, it is possible for such abnormalities to progress into cervical cancer.
Gardasil is a vaccine that may protect a woman from infection with HPV and from the potentially serious consequences.
Colposcopy is a procedure that can help to determine the degree of abnormal cells in the uterine cervix. A special microscope is used to gain further information about an abnormal Pap smear. Under the right circumstances a colposcopy is usually not more uncomfortable than a regular pelvic examination. Sometimes, small biopsies (tissue samples) are taken during a colposcopy to provide a more accurate diagnosis. This can be briefly painful, but can usually be done without long-lasting or serious discomfort.
Get Gardasil now and get protected against HPV.
For women who have finished childbearing and who are looking for a permanent alternative to birth control pills and other similar devices, a new permanent birth control technique may be the answer.
Essure, an incisionless method of "tubal ligation" is performed through a hysteroscope, a small camera inserted through the cervix. It can be done under local or intravenous anesthesia as an ambulatory procedure, and virtually eliminates the major operative risks associated with traditional or laparoscopic tubal ligation.
The Essure procedure is appropriate for women who have decided not to have any more children. It is a new alternative to traditional "tubal ligation" surgery that may carry less risk than abdominal surgeries.
A soft and flexible micro-insert is placed into each Fallopian tube through a hysteroscope (a camera that goes into the uterus through the vagina and cervix). The procedure is performed under intravenous anesthesia and may take as little as 20-30 minutes. You will go home a few hours later. There are no incisions.
Visit Dr. Flisser at the office at 103 East 80th Street. Most major insurances are accepted. (212) 794-9601
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