Harbin Clinic Women's Center Rome

Gynecologic Procedures

Harbin Clinic Women’s Center Rome strives to meet the needs of women throughout all stages of their adult lives.

Our specialists provide individualized and compassionate care for many reproductive health and pelvic problems, such as

  • Well woman exams (pap, pelvic and breast exams)
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility education and treatment
  • Menstrual irregularities (including abnormal bleeding)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginitis
  • Menopausal symptom management 
  • HPV
  • Irregular periods
  • Contraception and family planning 
  • Menopause and hormone therapy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • PMS
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

In Office Procedures and Testing

We provide an array of procedures to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Some of these procedures include:

Annual Pap smears 

The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for cancers and pre-cancers in the cervix (the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina). Pre-cancers are cell changes that might become cancer if they are not treated the right way. 

Endometrial Ablation treatment for abnormal bleeding (Menorrhagia)

If you have heavy periods, one way of reducing the amount of blood lost each month is to remove some of the lining tissue of your uterus. Endometrial ablations may stop you from having periods altogether, or they may become lighter. This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment developed to reduce excessive menstrual bleeding (in pre-menopausal women who are having heavy periods due to benign (non-cancerous) causes). 

Colposcopy 

A microscopic exam of the cervix performed when a Pap test shows abnormal cells or changes, and may or may not include a biopsy.

Learn more about what to expect at a Colposcopy exam

PapSure 

A cervical cancer screening.

Cyrosurgery/Cyrotherapy

A procedure that uses the local application of cold to treat abnormal cervical cells.

LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)

A therapeutic surgical procedure performed on the cervix to remove certain abnormal cells.  Usually done with a local anesthetic.

Laboratory testing

This includes our free pregnancy testing

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is used for a variety of gynecological and obstetrical issues.

Vaginal Rejuvenation 

The Ultra Femme 360™ is a radiofrequency device designed to help with the side effects of childbirth and menopause, such as stress urinary incontinence and dryness. As the shortest, non-surgical procedure currently available, this device can target both the inside and the outside of the vagina.

SIS (Saline Infused Sonogram) 

A diagnostic procedure performed on patients who have abnormal bleeding.  The uterine cavity is slightly distended with fluid while the patient undergoes an ultrasound.

Complex Cystometrics/Urodynamic Studies

This is a one way to test for stress urinary incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when there is a leakage of urine during regular everyday activities, such as coughing, sneezing or laughing. This procedure tests and measures how the bladder functions. This procedure is painless and typically takes one hour to perform.

These studies iclude:

Cystoscopy

A procedure where the physician looks into the urethra and bladder with a small, illuminated telescope-like instrument to rule out stones, growths and foreign bodies (sutures from previous anti-incontinence surgery).

Urodynamic Studies

Tests that measure pressures in the bladder and urethra simultaneously to tell how both components are working. They are done in an outpatient clinic, take 30-60 minutes, and are not painful.

Uroflowmetry 

Measures and records the amount and rate (speed) of urine during voiding.

Cystometrogram 

Measures how the bladder functions as it stores larger amounts of urine during filling.

Urethral Pressure Profile/Closure Pressure 

Measures urethral pressure to determine the urethra's effectiveness as a closure valve.

Leak Point 

Pressure measures how much pressure it takes to open the urethral sphincter (valve) and allow urine to leak. Voiding study measures simultaneous pressure changes in the urethra (decrease) and bladder (increase) as bladder empties during voiding.