We offer services to adolescents and women of all ages. Annual exams, problem visits and surgery consults are all done in our Exton office. Dr. Bellaire's special interests are adolescent gynecology, women in sports, laparoscopic surgery, menopause and natural/bioidentical hormones. Dr. Bellaire treats fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, initial infertility, heavy periods, infections, osteoporosis and other gynecologic problems. She uses new technology such as advance laprascope and NovaSure endometrial ablation for heavy periods.
We offer birth control options including birth control pills, birth control patch (Ortho Evra), birth control vaginal ring (Nuva Ring), birth control shots (Depoprovera), IUD (Intrauterine device) and laparoscopic tubal ligation.
"I recently had to switch GYN docs and wasn't looking forward to a new doctor. I was a wreck. Dr. Bellaire was terrific for soothing the nerves of a postmenopausal woman. She took the time to take a full medical history and the exam was painless, yet thorough. She even added some patient education. Office staff is pleasant. They were very apologetic for having to reschedule my appointment due to an emergency. I'm happy I made the change." — Anne M., Malvern, PA
Pap test — The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that can be seen and sample by using a speculum. The Pap test collects cells to look for abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer if untreated. If you are sexual active or over 18 years of age dr. Bellaire recommends yearly Pap test.
Colposcopy — If your Pap smear comes back abnormal you might be asked to have a colposcopy done in the office. The colposcopy is a microscope exam to look for where the abnormal cells on a Pap test came from. The colposcopy uses magnification, different color lights and solutions to identify abnormal areas of a cervix which can be biopsied. It is recommended prior to a colposcopy to take a Tylenol, Motrin or Aleeve prior to the procedure as it can cause cramping pain.
LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) — This procedure is done when a colposcopy indicates a bigger biopsy is necessary. It is usually done in the operating room as an out patient so IV anesthesia can be given.
Gardasil Vaccine — This is the HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine currently recommended for 9 to 26 year old females. The vaccine is to prevent four types of HPV which can cause cervical cancer or genital warts. It may even help those already exposed to HPV.
HPV (Human papillomavirus) — HPV is a virus which is very common with some studies saying 3 out of 4 people are exposed to it in their lifetime. 74% of new case occurs in 15 -24 year olds. Sometimes the infected person does not even know they have the virus. It can cause abnormal cells on your Pap test, cervical cancer or genital warts. It is transmitted by sexual contact. You can help decrease your risk by limiting the number of sexual partners and using a condom. There is no treatment but a vaccine is available to prevent it. HPV testing can be done separately or along with your Pap and is currently recommended. Most insurances pay for it but you should check with your insurance company.
NovaSure — a simple safe procedure done as an outpatient procedure that can help with heavy bleeding. It is an endometrial ablation procedure that is sometimes an alternative to a hysterectomy. It should not be used in a person who is planning to get pregnant anytime in the future.
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia — Is a thinning of the bones that can cause bones to break. Hip fractures can need immediate hip replacement surgery and vertebral fractures can make women shorter. Risks are being menopausal, family history, Caucasian or Asian, thinner, smoker, lack of exercise, too little calcium and certain medications. Osteopenia can be considered the step before osteoporosis. A Dexa Scan can test for these conditions and is non-painful.
296 Main Street, Exton, PA 19341
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