Gynecologic Procedures Near Jamaica Plain, MA

Hysteroscopy

A small camera introduced into the uterus to look for polyp, fibroids or other problems in the uterine cavity. Learn more>


Essure®

Essure® Tubal Ligation is a non-surgical procedure that seals off a woman’s fallopian tubes that carry an egg from the ovaries to the uterus. By blocking these tubes, where fertilization usually occurs, sperm is unable to reach the egg to fertilize it. The procedure uses two small metal springs (micro-inserts) that are inserted into the fallopian tubes. This causes scar tissue to form and permanently blocks off the tubes. The procedure is performed in an outpatient environment, takes about 30 minutes and does not require anesthesia. Patients should be aware that the procedure provides permanent birth control and is NOT reversible. Learn more>


IUD Insertion

Mirena®

Mirena® IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a contraceptive device that delivers small amounts of hormone (levonorgestrel) directly to the uterus. It is a form of birth control that remains in the uterus and can last for up to 5 years. It is a small shaped plastic device that is both soft and flexible and is put into place by a gynecologist or healthcare provider during an office visit. The Mirena® IUD works continuously and eliminates the need for pills and is over 99% effective. When a patient wants to become pregnant, a healthcare provider can remove the device and the patient can try to become pregnant immediately. It works through several different actions that include thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from entering the uterus, inhibiting the sperm from reaching or fertilizing an egg and making the lining of the uterus thin.

Paraguard®

Paragard® is a form of birth control known as an intrauterine device (IUD). It’s sometimes called an intrauterine contraceptive (IUC). Paragard® is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and has no hormones at all. Paragard® remains in the uterus and can last for up to 12 years. Paragard® is a small, soft, and flexible T-shaped device made primarily of plastic and copper that your healthcare provider places in your uterus at an office visit. Once it’s inserted, all you need to do is a simple monthly string check. Otherwise, you shouldn’t feel it at all and neither should your partner.

Nexplanon®

NEXPLANON® is a small, soft, and flexible birth control implant – it’s just 4 centimeters in length. Your health care provider places it discreetly under the skin on the inside of your upper arm. This means it’s hidden from view. NEXPLANON® provides up to 3 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. That means no more daily, weekly, or monthly dosing routine. Once inserted, NEXPLANON® is over 99% effective, just like the pill. But there’s a difference – with NEXPLANON®, you don’t have to remember to take it every day.


Endometrial Biopsy

A way for your doctor to take a small sample of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). This sample is then looked at under a microscope for abnormal cells. Learn more>


Colposcopy

A microscope is used to get a closer look at the cervix. Learn more>


LEEP

A thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue on the cervix. Learn more>