In-Office Procedures Specialist

Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia

OBGYN located in McLean, VA

If you feel like you’re changing tampons too often or experience other issues with your reproductive system, board-certified OB/GYN Bita Motesharrei, MD, FACOG, offers several in-office diagnostic and treatment procedures. At Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia in McLean, Virginia, you can undergo minimally invasive procedures, like an ENDOSEE® or LiNA OperåScope™ hysteroscopy, colposcopy, or endometrial ablation in a comfortable office environment. Book an appointment with the easy-to-use online scheduling system to book or call the office to learn more about available procedures.

In-Office Procedures Q & A

What in-office procedures are available?

To diagnose and treat a variety of health issues unique to women, Dr. Motesharrei offers a variety of in-office procedures, such as:

  • Colposcopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Polyp removal
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • ENDOSEE hysteroscopy
  • LiNA OperåScope hysteroscopy 
  • Her Option™ endometrial ablation
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

You can also have minimally invasive procedures to insert or remove birth control implants, like Nexplanon®, or for the placement or removal of an intrauterine device (IUD).

Why do I need a hysteroscopy?    

A hysteroscopy is a simple in-office procedure used to get a closer look at the inner lining of your uterus. You may need an in-office hysteroscopy if you have abnormal bleeding, which may include:

  • Heavy periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after menopause 

Dr. Motesharrei uses both ENDOSEE and LiNA OperåScope image-guided hysteroscopy technologies as diagnostic and treatment solutions. For instance, if any fibroids, polyps, or adhesions are found during your procedure, she can confirm your diagnosis and remove the  growths during the same procedure.

What’s involved in endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure to destroy a thin layer of your uterine lining to treat abnormal bleeding. You may need this treatment if you have chronic pain or bleeding due to endometriosis, a condition where the endometrium, the lining of your uterus, grows outside of the uterus. This tissue continues to act normally, thickening and breaking down each month during your period. However, the tissue has nowhere to go and becomes trapped, causing your symptoms.

Dr. Motesharrei uses the Her Option endometrial ablation technology, which treats the uterine lining with freezing technology. The procedure involves the insertion of a cryoprobe into the vaginal canal which delivers cryo-energy that forms balls of ice on the lining to destroy it. 

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and you can expect to go home after your appointment to rest. It’s unlikely that you will be able to become pregnant after an endometrial ablation, so this treatment is usually an option if you’re done having children or when other treatments are effective in treating severe endometriosis-related pain or bleeding. 

Learn more about available in-office procedures by calling Women’s Global Health of Northern Virginia today or by requesting an appointment online now.