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

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

N.C. still requires MASKS for EVERYONE in healthcare offices.  

If you have Covid symptoms or recent exposure, please see our link above and call the office to reschedule your appointment.

What is a sonohysterogram?

It is an ultrasound test in which the interior cavity of the uterus is examined, aided by filling the cavity with liquid. After visualizing the uterus with ultrasound, a slender catheter, or tube, is placed into the uterus through the cervix, and a small amount of saline solution is gently injected. This opens up the cavity to ultrasound examination, and abnormalities such as uterine fibroid tumors and polyps can more clearly be seen.

Where do I have this performed?

Sonohysterograms are completed in our office.

When should I have an SHG performed?

A sonohysterogram may be done at any time except when you are menstruating.

What will I experience during this test?

Although the degree of discomfort is quite variable, most patients have at least some low abdominal cramping with insertion of the catheter and instillation of the saline. Two to four ibuoprofen taken just prior to the test should help with any discomfort during the test.

Who interprets the test and when will I hear the results?

Since a physician performs the test, he or she will analyze the images and provide a report to you immediately.

If you have any questions about sonohysterograms that are not addressed here, please contact our office at (919) 781-9555 ext. 220.

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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.