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COVID-19 Updates. (updated 03/23/2022)

CHANGE:  Patients may now bring ONE ADULT companion to any appointment.

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Menorrhagia occurs in 1 out of every 5 women and is defined as unusually heavy and/or long-lasting menstrual periods. Many women do not seek treatment because they are embarrassed to discuss their periods; they think their bleeding is normal because it has always been that way; or they are afraid of the treatment options. If your period lasts a long time or is so heavy you need to change pads or tampons every 1 or 2 hours, then you may have menorrhagia.

There are several different ways to treat your heavy periods, including hormones, hormone-releasing IUD and D&C; and for women who are finished having children, hysterectomy and endometrial ablation are also options.

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that permanently removes the lining of the uterus through the quick delivery of radio frequency energy. Your Arbor ObGyn physician can perform endometrial ablation in the office with* or without general anesthesia that can put an end to your heavy periods and the resulting symptoms. Approximately 95% of patients experience little to no significant pain during the procedure and it does not require incisions. Patients go home the same day and are typically back to work in 1 or 2 days. Most women see a great decrease in their level of menstrual bleeding with about 91% of women reporting normal bleeding or less and 40-50% reporting no bleeding at all. Many women also had a significant reduction in painful periods and PMS symptoms.

You and your doctor can decide which treatment option is best for your menorrhagia.

*Your physician may discuss IV anesthesia with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist during office ablation.

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Welcome Dr. Keiko DePasquale!

Arbor Obstetrics & Gynecology is delighted to welcome Dr. Keiko DePasquale to the practice this summer. Dr. DePasquale will provide the full range of pregnancy care, general women’s healthcare, and gynecological surgery.

Dr. DePasquale is a native of Asheville, NC and graduated from NC State University. Her medical training was at Campbell University, followed by a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Learn more about Dr. DePasquale and our other clinicians on the Our Team page.