Gynecology is the branch of medicine specializing in the disorders of the female reproductive system.
At Pinehurst Surgical, our state-of-the-art Women’s Care Center provides a comprehensive selection of gynecological services to women throughout Central North Carolina. We proudly offer a number of women’s health maintenance services, including annual pap smears, as well as medical treatments for pelvic pain, vaginal infections, uterine fibroids, menstrual disorders, menopause, reproductive organ maldevelopment and sex hormone imbalance.
In addition, our certified gynecologists are glad to offer advice and guidance on the safest and most effective birth control methods for each of our patients in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Rockingham, Hamlet, Pembroke, NC and surrounding areas.
To learn more about our GYN services, please visit this page from the American College of Gynecologists.
Gynecologic Health Maintenance – Annual Pap Smears & Female Pelvic Ultrasounds
Pinehurst Surgical is proud to be a leader in GYN oncology, offering annual pap smears and other diagnostic procedures to assist in the detection of precancerous cells indicating cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer or vulvar cancer.
When a pap smear is abnormal, there are a number of tests that can be performed to determine if the cells are cancerous or benign, including:
- Colposcopy – This in-house procedure takes small biopsies from the cervix or vaginal wall.
- LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure) – When a colposcopy indicates that further therapy is necessary, a LEEP is used to obtain a larger biopsy. This is also performed as an in-house procedure.
- CKC (Cold Knife Cone) – When warranted, a cold knife cone is used to take a cone-shaped biopsy of the cervix for further testing along the endocervical canal. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis.
Gynecologic ultrasounds performed at our nationally-accredited ultrasound laboratory may also be used to diagnose gynecologic cancer. In addition, these exams can be used to assess the pelvic organs or diagnose a number of gynecologic conditions, including endometriosis.
Incontinence Treatment: Bladder Surgery & More in Central NC
Did you know that bladder control issues can affect women in all stages of life?
At Pinehurst Surgical, our women’s care physicians offer female urinary incontinence testing and treatment, including pharmacology, biofeedback, physical therapy, pessary placement, pelvic organ prolapse surgery and bladder surgery, for a number of common bladder issues. Through our surgical and non-surgical treatments, we’ll help you regain bladder control.
To learn more about the gynecologic services offered by our OB GYN doctors in Pinehurst and Sanford, NC including our use of the da Vinci® Surgical System, please contact ustoday at 910-295-0290. We’d be happy to help you set up an appointment. If you are a current patient of Pinehurst Surgical, you may also request an appointment online using your My Patient Page.
Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. Our OB GYN specialists offer a selection of medical services for gynecological issues at our Pinehurst and Sanford clinical offices, serving patients in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Red Springs, Asheboro and all surrounding areas throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.