Headed by the women’s health expertise of Dr. Maribelle Verdiales, the Georgia SurgiCare team is dedicated to the health and well-being of women of all ages. We provide personal, sensitive, individualized care that puts the health and concerns of our female patients first. From routine exams to care for acute and chronic conditions, Georgia SurgiCare offers a wide range of primary care and women’s health services.
General Women’s Health
- Annual physicals and Well-Woman exams
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Cancer screenings
- Cholesterol screening
- Diabetes management
- Common endocrine disorders
- Nutrition services & counseling
- Common skin disorders
Tubal Ligation Reversal
Tubal ligation reversal surgery has the potential to restore fertility for women who have undergone tubal sterilization. This procedure reconnects the fallopian tubes after a woman has had her “tubes tied,” which restores their natural function and creates fertility in 80% of outcomes.
The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia at an outpatient center and takes approximately two hours. The abdomen is accessed by a two-inch incision, then the fallopian tubes are identified and the area of blockage is surgically excised. The free ends of the fallopian tube are then carefully reconnected using a very fine suture. The most successful tubal ligation reversals are seen in patients who are younger than 40 years old, who have three or more inches of healthy fallopian remaining after tubal ligation, and with fallopian tubes originally blocked by clips, rings or minimally burned.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Hair loss, fatigue and low libido are just a few examples of the common symptoms of a hormone imbalance. In women, a hormone imbalance my cause unwanted physical manifestations such as facial hair, acne and difficult to manage weight gain. These effects may stem from a number of health issues including adrenal fatigue, thyroid disease, estrogen dominance, hyperandrogenism, a metabolic syndrome, or sexual dysfunction. All of these are treatable with bioidentical hormone treatment. These hormones are biochemically and structurally the same as the ones your body produces, and are introduced to create a more balanced hormonal state.
A key part of women’s health is empowering women to make choices about contraception. Georgia SurgiCare offers several options to women looking for a birth control solution aside from traditional oral pills—including a monthly contraceptive vaginal ring, a hormone-secreting IUD that lasts up to five years, and a permanent surgical procedure.
Incontinence & Pelvic Floor Defects
There are two main types of urinary incontinence. These are stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and urge urinary incontinence. If you have stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you may lose urine when you laugh, sneeze or cough, or exercise. If you have urge urinary incontinence you might have sudden losses of urine without any warning, or the inability to reach the bathroom before you start leaking.
After completing urodynamic measurement tests, your doctor will determine if these issues are a symptom of pelvic floor defects. These occur when the connective tissue that holds your female organs in place is weakened, and as a result, there is a bladder prolapse, rectal prolapse or uterine prolapse.