How Long Does It Take To Recover From A D&C?

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What is a D&C surgery? A D&C surgery is also known as a Dilation and Curettage surgical procedure to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus. It can also be referred to as a “D and C” or “D&C.” During a D&C procedure, our OB/GYN Specialists first opens (dilates) the cervix (this is the […]

Can you lose too much blood during your period?

What is considered too much bleeding? Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) is menstrual bleeding that last more than 7 days. If you are having to change your pad or tampon less than 2 hours or have blood clots that are the size of a quarter or larger then this would be considered Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual […]

What to Expect From Your Tubal Ligation Procedure

First, what is a Tubal Ligation Procedure? For women who no longer want children, sterilization by laparoscopy provides a safe and convenient form of contraception. Once completed, no further steps are needed to prevent pregnancy. During a tubal sterilization, the Fallopian tubes are cut or blocked, which prevents pregnancy by blocking the egg’s path to […]

Attending the Biggest Baby Show Ever Event!

WHEN: March 6, 2019 5:30pm – 9:30pm (5:00pm entry time for all Ultimate Tickets) Coupon code below Buy tickets WHERE: The Skirball Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 Skirball Center Drive & the 405 freeway Get directions MAP OF THE VENUE EVENT DETAILS: Expecting? Just had a baby? The Biggest Baby Shower […]

Compare Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Female GYN consulting patient

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation and why have it done? Essentially, Vaginal Rejuvenation (or Vaginoplasty) is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. Aging, childbirth, or the combination of both sometimes causes anatomical changes that may affect the normal function of the vagina. Performed as an outpatient procedure, Vaginal Rejuvenation is a surgical procedure to tighten the vaginal canal […]

10 Things To Know Before Your First Gyno Exam

Gyno Exam: Woman with Questions

When should I have my first gynecologic visit? Is it normal to be nervous before the first visit? What should I expect at the first gynecologic visit? What exams are performed? What happens during a general physical exam? What happens during an external genital exam? What are the pelvic exam and Pap test? What are […]

Have you considered a Collagen Injection for Incontinence

First, what is Urinary Incontinence? According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), urinary incontinence simply means leaking urine. Incontinence can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete emptying of the bladder. Non-Emergency Appointment Schedule now Symptoms Urgency – Having a strong urge to urinate Nocturia – Waking from sleep to urinate Dysuria – Painful […]

Cone Biopsy or LEEP: What’s the difference?

Cone Biopsy and LEEP

What is a Cone Biopsy? LEEP stands for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. A cone biopsy removes a cone-shaped wedge of abnormal tissue that is high in the cervical canal to be examined under a microscope. a LEEP is a specific technique to perform a cone biopsy.  How is a Cone Biopsy performed? A small amount of […]

Natalie Padveen, Our Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapist

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Meet Natalie! Specialties Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapy Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Treatment Kegel Exercises Languages Spoken English Spanish French Care Philosophy As your pelvic floor physical therapist, Natalie’s goal is to provide you a safe environment where your most personal medical issues can be addressed comfortably. “I want to provide as much education as possible and empower […]

Things to know before having a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

First, what is Total Abdominal Hysterectomy? The most common type of hysterectomy. During a total abdominal hysterectomy, the uterus and the cervix are removed. Cancer of the ovaries and uterus, endometriosis, and large uterine fibroids are treated with total abdominal hysterectomy. Other types of Hysterectomies Partial Hysterectomy A partial, subtotal, or supra-cervical hysterectomy removes just […]