In-Office Procedures

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May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology located throughout Lancaster & Lebanon Counties, PA

There are many reasons women may need a gynecological procedure, and nothing is more important than being able to get the procedure you need in one location. That’s why the team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology offer advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures in all their offices. If you have questions about in-office procedures or you need to schedule an appointment, use the online booking tool, or call the Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata, Intercourse, Willow Street, Lititz or Lebanon, Pennsylvania, office location.

In-Office Procedures Q & A

What are In-Office Procedures?

In-office procedures offer the convenience of receiving your diagnostic and medical procedures without needing to go to a hospital or surgical center. In addition to the personal care you’ll receive in the May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology offices, you’ll go home the same day, and you’ll have little or no downtime, depending on the procedure.

What Birth Control Procedures are Available In-House?

The Nexplanon® implant and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are two of the top birth control choices because they’re:

  • Long-acting - they’re inserted once, then continuously prevent pregnancy for 3-10 years
  • Highly effective - they’re just as effective as permanent methods like tubal ligation
  • Reversible - they can be removed at any time when you’re ready to become pregnant


The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology perform in-office procedures to insert an IUD into your uterus or to implant the small, rod-shaped Nexplanon device under your skin.

What In-Office Procedures Do I Need After an Abnormal Pap Smear?

A Pap smear consists of a sample of cells taken from your cervix that’s examined under a microscope. If cells are identified that could be precancerous or cancerous, the next step is an in-office procedure called a colposcopy.

During this procedure, a colposcope provides a magnified view of your vagina and cervix. After a visual examination to identify abnormal cells, your clinician takes a biopsy or may need to remove the cells using a loop electrosurgical excision procedure, or LEEP. The tissues are then sent to the lab to verify whether they’re cancerous.

When Might I Need an Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology performs in-office endometrial ablations using the cutting-edge Minerva procedure. Or, in the hospital, we continue to use the excellent NovaSure system.

The Minerva system uses a thin wand with a soft silicone tip with a membrane that contains plasma that heats your uterine tissue. In under two minutes, the plasma heat will remove the top layer of the uterine endometrium, greatly reducing or eliminating your period. To learn more, please go to their website:

For the Novasure procedure, your clinician inserts the thin, NovaSure wand into your uterus, and then the wand sends out gentle radiofrequency energy that heats the uterine lining. The heat stimulates a natural healing process that changes the uterus. As a result, 77.7% of patients experience a dramatic decline in heavy menstrual bleeding.

What Types of Diagnostic Procedures are Performed?

The experienced staff at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology perform numerous in-office diagnostic procedures. These are just two examples.

  • Vaginal Biopsy: If you have unexplained symptoms like redness and swelling, or signs of vaginal cancer, such as bleeding after sex, pain during sex, or a lump in your vagina, your doctor may perform a biopsy to determine the underlying cause of the problem.
  • Saline Infusion Sonograms: When a small amount of saline, or salt solution, is inserted into your uterus, it allows the uterine lining to be seen on an ultrasound scan. This procedure helps diagnose small polyps and abnormal uterine thickening.


When you need an in-office procedure, you don’t need to travel to another facility — you can get the care you need at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call the office.