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Gynecology

Complete Gynecology for Lasting Good Health

It’s good to know that your doctor can meet your unique health needs as they change throughout your life. Whether staying healthy requires medication, lifestyle changes, or more complex care, you can feel confident in our doctors’ expertise as physicians and gynecologic surgeons. At Vicksburg Women's Care, our gynecologists provide:

All new patients are invited to book a free 15-minute consultation with our GYNs to see if one of them is a good fit for you. Request your appointment online or call (601) 883-2900 today.

Conditions We Treat

Learn more about common gynecology services below.

Pap Smear

The Pap smear is part of every woman’s healthcare for a reason – it’s an accurate, efficient way to detect changes in the cervix that could mean cancer.

Throughout your life, most of your Pap tests will probably come back normal. But if there is a problem, there’s no need to panic. The majority of abnormal Pap smear tests do not result in a diagnosis of cervical cancer. They do, however, require prompt, experienced follow-up.

Dr. Joe Austin at Vicksburg Women’s Care in Mississippi have the expertise you can feel confident in when it comes to evaluating your Pap test results. Your doctor will talk with you about the findings and perform the appropriate follow-up tests you need, including:

Colposcopy: This procedure is performed with a microscope fitted with a bright light to help the doctor closely examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease.

LEEP: One of the newer methods for obtaining cells from the cervix for evaluation. It’s a quick, effective and – for most women – painless way to obtain abnormal tissue from the cervix for biopsy.

Both tests are performed in the privacy and comfort of our office, where we are able to maintain your excellent care.

NovaSure® for Abnormal Bleeding

Though quite common, abnormal periods or other bleeding problems can naturally be a source of worry. Fortunately, advancements in women’s medicine make it possible to treat many of these problems quickly, with minimal downtime for patients.

At Vicksburg Women’s Care, our gynecologists are highly experienced with the evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding. They offer advanced techniques that are safe and effective and get patients back their normal routines – fast.

We offer the NovaSure® system to perform a treatment known as endometrial ablation. With this technique, Dr. Austin removes the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – during a quick, in-office procedure.

For women who don’t wish to become pregnant in the future, NovaSure can be an ideal way to treat problem periods. It’s also a less-invasive, patient-friendly alternative to hysterectomy. NovaSure requires local anesthesia and if you need it, mild sedation.

It’s highly effective, with most women reporting lighter, easier periods after treatment, and in some cases, no bleeding at all. If you’re interested in NovaSure, talk to one of our Vicksburg gynecologists. He’ll explain the procedure, including all the risks and benefits.

When hysterectomy is the best treatment option for your health, we use the latest minimally invasive methods, including da Vinci robotic surgery and a vaginal approach that requires no incisions into the abdomen.

Contraceptive Management with Essure®

If you’re considering getting your tubes tied, you owe yourself a visit to Vicksburg Women’s Care. Dr. Austin is among the few physicians in our area providing the latest, easier-on-you permanent birth control procedure. It’s called Essure®, and it is an excellent alternative to tubal ligation. Essure® is permanent birth control with no incisions and no hospital visit required.

It’s easy to see why it’s becoming so popular among patients and physicians around the world:

  • Essure requires no incisions in the abdomen
  • It’s performed quickly in the comfort and privacy of our office
  • There’s usually little, if any, downtime after treatment (many of our patients go back their regular routine the same day)
  • Post-procedure pain is minimal and is usually manageable with an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen
  • Essure is 99.8% effective in preventing pregnancy

Talk with one of our board-certified gynecologists in Vicksburg about your contraception needs. We’ll help you understand all your options – including permanent birth control, if you’re confident that you don’t want to become pregnant in the future.

Our gynecologist will evaluate your situation and let you know if Essure may be right for you. He’ll explain all the risks and benefits of the procedure and let you know exactly what to expect from it.

At the right time in your life, permanent birth control offers great freedom and reassurance. With our GYNs and the Essure procedure, it’s easier on you.

To get in touch with Vicksburg Women’s Care, please call (601) 883-2900 or use our online appointment request form. We’ll see you soon in Vicksburg, Mississippi.