As a woman or young adult, routine check-ups are vital for long-term health. Below you will find many of the most common gynecology services we provide. If you are looking for care in an area not listed please call our office at (775) 786-7440.
Colposcopy is a procedure performed by a doctor to closely inspect your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. A colposcope is a special microscope designed to look at this area of the body. A colposcopy is advised when a pap smear or pelvic examination reveals certain abnormalities. It is useful in the diagnosis of cervical cancer, genital warts, inflammation of the cervix, precancerous changes in the tissue of the cervix, vagina, or vulva, cancer of the vagina or vulva. Testing is done by either white vinegar placed on the cervix to look for dysplasia or a cervical biopsy that is sent to the lab.
Cryotherapy sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions. The process of freezing and unfreezing dysplasia found on the cervix.
An endometrial biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue from the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. This tissue sample can show cell changes due to abnormal tissues or variations in hormone levels. Taking a small sample of endometrial tissue helps your doctor diagnose certain medical conditions.
A vulvar biopsy is a test to check for vulvar cancer or another skin disease. The vulva is the outer part of a woman’s genitals. During a biopsy, small pieces of tissue are taken from areas of skin that look abnormal.