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We have a comfortable procedure suite and recovery area where many minor procedures can be safely accomplished. In-office procedures save time and cost for patients when compared to the hospital setting. Together, you and your provider make the decision for an in-office procedure through careful screening. Patients are awake for the in-office procedures, as general anesthesia is not used. You are made more comfortable with local anesthetics, oral, and intravenous medications.

Procedures Include:

  • Essure Tubal Ligation
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration for early miscarriage
  • Colposcopy
  • Loop Electrical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists also provides a procedure clinic to manage and treat cervical dysplasia on Friday afternoons. The procedure clinic receives referrals from 16 counties in Western North Carolina for dysplasia.

At MAHEC OB/Gyn Specialists, we pride ourselves on delivering patient-centered care. This means that we always consider what is best for our patients and their families by putting their needs first. We understand how valuable your time is, and we recognize that not every visit requires an advanced practice provider or a physician, which is why we created our nurse clinic.

The nurse clinic provides patients with the opportunity to arrive sooner and also serves to reduce or eliminate patient wait times. Our nurses have the support of our medical director and attending physicians to ensure we are providing the safest, most effective care.

Our experienced nurses can see you for the following visits:

  • All injections
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Rule out urinary tract infection for non-pregnant women
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening
  • Follow up on treatment of sexually transmitted infection
  • Confirmation of pregnancy
  • Check fetal heart tones in mothers less than 23 weeks along in pregnancy
  • Coming soon: administration of fluids and medication for dehydration or excessive nausea

MAHEC Pelvic Pain Clinic

The MAHEC Pelvic Pain Clinic provides care to female-bodied patients experiencing lower abdominal and pelvic pain for greater than six months. We are committed to working with you to address the often complex and multifactorial sources of your pain.

What is Pelvic Health?

  • Pelvic health is the foundation of healthy movement, elimination, sexuality and reproduction.
  • Pelvic health is a universal right for everyone.
  • Pelvic health requires self-love and safety.
  • Pelvic health includes non-painful walking, standing, sitting, resting.
  • Pelvic health includes non-painful sex.
  • Pelvic health includes continence of bladder and bowel functions.
  • Pelvic health includes daily painless, effortless emptying of bladder and bowels.
  • Pelvic health includes painless monthly menstruation, full recovery after childbirth and comfortable transition into menopause.
  • Pelvic health includes living from and working from a place of connection to one's true source of vitality and creativity.

Conditions We Treat

Many conditions can contribute to pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be cyclic (with periods or ovulation) or constant. Often more than one disease process can contribute to chronic pelvic pain and can include gynecologic and non-gynecologic sources. Common gynecologic conditions we treat include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic floor musculoskeletal pain
  • Pain with sex
  • Chronic pelvic pain with no identified source

MAHEC Vulvar Clinic

The MAHEC Vulvar Clinic provides care to women throughout the region with vulvar skin conditions and genital pain. We aim to provide the most evidence based, compassionate care to help you understand your body and how to best approach your return to wellness.

What is the Vulva?

The vulva is the female external genital organ. It is the area bound by a fatty pad covered by hair (the mons), the groins, and the back passage (anus). It has outer lips (labia majora, covered by hair), the inner lips (labia minora, hair-free), and the vaginal opening. The tissue around the vaginal opening is called the vestibule.

Conditions We Treat at the MAHEC Vulvar Clinic

(This list is not exclusive. We will work with you to find the cause of your symptoms and most effective treatment plan.)

  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Eczema
  • Pre-cancer, HPV, warts
  • Psoriasis
  • Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis
  • Chronic itching, skin infections, ulcers and rashes
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Chronic or recurrent vaginal infections due to yeast, BV or other
  • Chronic vulvar pain that may be related to one of the above conditions or spontaneous
  • Chronic pain with vaginal touch or penetration
  • Vaginal scarring of unknown cause or due to one of the above conditions

Additional Patient Resources

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