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We at Centre are very proud of our reputation as an exceptionally conscientious and personable practice.  Below are just a few of the many services our office provides to our patients.  Questions about a service that is not listed?…Please call us and ask!  919-788-4444.

—Clinical Research—

WHA Centre Ob/Gyn has partnered with Unified Women’s Clinical Research in order to provide you the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical research trials in our office!

You could potentially receive advanced healthcare options that would otherwise not be available to you.

If you are interested in participating in current or future clinical trials,  notify your provider or call (919) 788-4449.

—ESSURE—

Essure® is the only permanent birth control you can get with a non-surgical procedure. It can help you stop worrying about an unplanned pregnancy.

  • -NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURE-The Essure procedure is usually completed in about 10 minutes and can be performed right here in our office.
  • -QUICK RECOVERY-Most women go home 45 minutes after the procedure and return to normal activities within a day or two.
  • -NON-HORMONAL-Essure inserts do not contain or release any hormones.
  • -FDA-APPROVED-Essure has been available for over 10 years.
  • -Visit their website to learn more about the product-www.essure.com

—Gynecology—

We provide a variety of procedures for our gynecologic patients including routine physical examinations, contraception (including insertion of IUD and Depo-Provera injections), hormone replacement therapy, cancer detection, incontinence, treatment of abnormal Pap Smears, evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain and other minor and major gynecologic procedures.  We also offer certain procedures that can be performed in our office instead of the hospital.  This saves everyone time and money!

—Healthy Weight*Nutrition Management Appointments—

Need help getting started? Have questions? Schedule an appointment with Patricia Heasty, our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.She will meet with you and discuss a plan that’s suited to your specific needs.

—In-Office Procedures—

Our office provides several minor procedures in our office that may avoid the need for hospitalization.  This saves you time, money, and the need for general anesthesia.  The procedures are performed in our Special Services Annex area.  The procedures we do in the office are minor, done under local anesthetia, or IV sedation.  IV sedation services are offered/performed by an experienced Board Certified/Eligible Anesthesiologist from Mobile Anesthesiologists®.  Mobile Anesthesiologists® also provides our office with ICU/ER trained nurses that are critical care trained to assist our patients in their recovery.

These procedures may include:

  • -Dilation & Curettage
  • Essure Tubal Ligation Technique
  • -Hysteroscopies
  • -LEEP procedure
  • Myosure Fibroid and/or Polyp Removal
  • NovaSure Endometrial Ablation

Many physicians still do these procedures in the hospital but for the right patients we can safely do this in the office making the experience much less stressful and convenient for our patients by eliminating a hospital admission.

—IUD’s (Intrauterine Device)—

The intrauterine device (IUD), is a birth control device placed into a woman’s uterus by a health care provider. It is usually made of plastic or metal with a string attached.There are 2 types of IUDs. The devices that contain copper can stay in the uterus for up to 10 years. IUDs that contain the female hormone progesterone can stay in place up to 5 years. The IUD prevents pregnancy by changing the physical environment of the reproductive tract. These changes appear to prevent the egg from being fertilized or implanting and growing in the uterus. Ask your provider for more information about the IUD or you may visit their websites and/or ask for their patient brochures at your next visit to our office. Also, contact your insurance company to obtain payment information and ask about any potential authorization requirements.  Our office offers the following IUDs: Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena, Liletta and the hormone free Paragard.

—Mammograms / 3D Mammograms—

We now have in-office, Screening Mammograms, 3D Mammograms, Diagnostic Mammograms and Breast Ultrasounds. Call our office today (919-788-4444) to schedule along with your next visit!  Our Mammogram facility is located in Suite 309.  It is in the same building as our Raleigh office, 4414 Lake Boone Trail.

—Nexplanon—

Nexplanon is a small, thin implantable hormonal contraceptive that is placed just under the skin of the upper, inner arm.  It offers up to 3 years of birth control at 99%.  Less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who used Nexplanon for 1 year. Please contact our office to talk to your provider about using Nexplanon.
Also, contact your insurance company to obtain payment information and ask about any authorization requirements.

—Obstetrics—

We handle the complete care of pregnant women from the pregnancy test through the post-partum care.  With in-house ultrasound, amniocentesis, and monitoring tests available to our patients.  All of our deliveries and other obstetrical procedures are performed at Rex Healthcare.  See the above Resources link for more information available throughout your pregnancy.  You may also Pre-Register with Rex Healthcare Labor & Delivery by clicking this link:  REGISTER.

—Osteoporosis / Bone Density Scans or Dexa Scans—

We perform Osteoporosis / Bone Mineral Density Scans or Dexa Scans here in our office. The Dexa Scan test is safe and painless, and it provides important information about your bone health. Your healthcare provider uses this information to make recommendations to help you protect your bones. A Dexa Scan is the only way to detect low bone density and diagnose osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) recommends a Dexa Scan of the hip and spine by a central DXA machine to diagnose osteoporosis. Notify your provider for more information.

—Robot Assisted Surgery—

Our own, Dr. Robert Littleton, has been performing Robotic Surgeries since, November 2008.  Ask your provider for more information!
For the patient, benefits may include:
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes

Robotic surgeries performed at Rex include:

  • Hysterectomies
  • Myomectomies
  • Treating endometriosis

—Urodynamic Testing—

This simple, painless study is a series of tests that allows your provider to evaluate any problems your bladder may have storing or emptying urine. These tests are performed in our office by a licensed nurse. Please ask your provider for more information.

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