In Office Procedures

Dr. Kafali Nazarof offers a wide range of in-office services & procedures designed to allow her patients more ease and comfort. By providing several minor surgery options within the comfort of our office, you are able to avoid the need for hospitalization.  This saves you time, costs, and the need for general anesthetic.  The procedures we do in our office are minor, and usually done under local anesthetic.

Reasons Why Women Choose a Cosmetic Gynecology Procedure

Procedures

  • Pelvic Pain, Discharge, & Menstrual Bleeding

    Pelvic pain is discomfort that occurs in the lowest part of the torso, the area below the abdomen and between the hipbones. Usually not caused by a serious disorder, and often related to the menstrual cycle. Though, many causes can ultimately lead to more serious disorders when ignored for too long.

  • STD Screening

    Even with all we know about safe sex and how diseases are transmitted through sexual contact, cases of common sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Left untreated, STDs increase the risk of severe health conditions. At her OB-GYN practice in Chicago, Dr. Kafali-Nazarof offers complete STD testing. Treating STDs is essential not just for your sexuality, but your total health and wellbeing. Call or schedule an appointment online.

  • LEEP

    Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a wire loop that is heated by electric current to remove cells and tissue in a woman’s lower genital tract, and us used as part of diagnosis & treatment for abnormal or cancerous conditions.

  • Endometrial Diagnostics

    An endometrial biopsy is used to screen for abnormal cells in the uterus, and is usually suggested if you are experiencing no uterine bleeding, excessive bleeding, or bleeding after menopause.

  • Coloposcopy & Biopsy

    By use of a special magnifying device (coloposcopy), we are able to look at your vulva, vagina, and cervix. If we see any problems, we can take a small tissue sample (biopsy) to have any necessary testing done so we can best treat any issues.

  • Pap Smear, HPV Testing, & Management

    Women often delay their Pap smear because they’re afraid of the results– abnormal Pap results don’t always mean the worst. Abnormal results can be common and can indicate many other highly-treatable conditions. At AWH, we stress the importance of regular Pap smears to detect changes in your cervical tissue and prevent future health issues.

FAQ's

  • What happens if I have an abnormal pap smear?
    Pap smear results come back as normal, unclear, or abnormal. A positive result means your sample contained abnormal cells, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. Dr. Kafali-Nazarof uses two primary procedures to learn more about your cervical tissue. (1) Colposcopy - Dr Kafali uses a microscope to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease, and sometimes collects a small tissue sample for additional testing. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and is relatively painless. After any biopsy sample, some women will experience light bleeding, vaginal discharge, or slight vaginal pain that may for 1 or 2 days after the procedure. (2) Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) is another way to test and treat abnormal cervical cells. This procedure is performed if you have high-grade abnormal cells on your cervix. During the LEEP procedure, Dr Kafali-Nazarof will remove the abnormal tissue so it can be tested for cancer. During the procedure, she applies an anesthetic to the cervix before using the loop to shave off the abnormal cells. the procedure takes about 20 minutes.
  • What is a Pap smear?
    A Pap smear or Pap test is a procedure that detects abnormal cells in the cervix -- the narrow part of the womb that leads to the vagina -- that may indicate cancer. Early-stage cervical cancer has no symptoms, which makes your annual pap smear critical for early detection
  • How are STDs treated?
    STD treatment depends on the type and severity of the disease. Dr Kafali-Nazarof uses antibiotics to treat most bacterial STDs, like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Other infections like HIV & herpes never go away, but can be managed with antiviral drugs. Depending of your case, you may be able to reduce your viral count to virtually undetectable levels. Even if your STD is under control, it is still transmittable, so be sure to discuss safe-sex methods with Dr Kafali-Nazarof. And remember, there is no need to feel shame or embarrassment over an STD, at AWH, Dr Kafali handles every personal health concern with discretion and compassion.
  • What are STD symptoms?
    STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), pass from one person to another through intercourse or other forms of sexual contact. Common symptoms include: (1) Genital order (2) Genital pain or itching (3) Vaginal discharge (4) Pain during intercourse (5) Pain or burning during urination (6) Penile discharge (7) Sores or bumps on mouth, rectal area, or genitals (8) Swollen testicles (9) Spotting between periods Surprisingly, many STDs have no symptoms at all. We recommend complete STD screening when you become sexually active. STDs can also be transmitted through sharing needles, during childbirth, or through breast feeding
  • Do you screen patients for breast cancer?
    During your visit we will perform a clinical breast exam to check for lumps or other indicators of potential breast health problems. Women should have their first mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40. After 40, they should have mammograms annually