Why It Makes Sense To Have Your Office GYN Procedure Done Here

The Center provides a nationally and internationally standard of excellence in the care of menstrual disorders.  Dr. Wortman has been an important innovator in gynecology since the 1980s.  He has invented procedures such as hysteroscopic endomyometrial resection and reoperative hysteroscopic surgery for endometrial ablation failures.  Dr. Wortman server on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and is the Medical Director of the Center for Menstrual Disorders and Reproductive Choice. 

At the Center’s offices we also offer the option of virtually any office-based gynecologic procedure to be performed with Intravenous Sedation or with Monitored Anesthesia Care.  Dr. Wortman works with Dr. Stefan Lucas, a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who provides anesthesia care for our patients.

Why is this important?

Many so-called “office procedures” –simply put—are painful.  You may have heard of some of these procedures but here’s a sampling.

  • Insertion of an Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Cervical biopsy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • D and C
  • Removal an endometrial polyp (polypectomy)
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • Vaginoplasty

Although many women do fine with having these procedures performed with the use of “local anesthesia” or oral medications, the truth is that most women find these procedures uncomfortable and even painful.

Why doesn’t my own doctor use anesthesia or intravenous sedation in an office-setting?

The simple fact is that gynecology offices in New York State can offer these services only if they are accredited for office-based surgery.  Our office has been accredited since 2008 by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  Accreditations are performed every 3 years and provides the public with the reassurance that an important standard of care has been achieved and maintained.

If you would like to learn more about having your office-based procedure performed at the Center, please contact our office.