Los Angeles Gynecologist Comments on Surgical Birth Control Options

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Dr. Peyman Banooni, a La Peer Health Systems gynecologist, discusses the surgical birth control options available to women in Los Angeles.

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Some women don’t like taking pills, getting shots, or wearing patches. For those women, a number of options are available.

Peyman Banooni, MD, a board-certified gynecologist and Medical Director of the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence in Beverly Hills, took time recently to speak about the surgical birth control options available to women.

“Some women don’t like taking pills, getting shots, or wearing patches. For those women, a number of options are available,” said Dr. Banooni. “These options include Essure, a type of birth control implant, and surgical sterilization.”

Essure is a birth control implant that is placed in the fallopian tubes to create an impermeable barrier between sperm and egg. No incisions are made during the insertion of the Essure birth control implant.

“Most women looking for permanent birth control find Essure to be a great solution,” said Dr. Banooni. “One reason why it is so popular is that it is a relatively simple procedure that does not require an incision.”

Another form of surgical birth control is surgical sterilization. This involves a variety of procedures in which the fallopian tubes are tied, cut, or otherwise sealed off. Like Essure, this works by preventing the sperm from reaching the egg.

“Some women prefer the more permanent solution of surgical sterilization,” said Dr. Banooni. “At the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence, we work with each patient to help them find the birth control solution that best meets their needs.”

In addition to offering birth control options, the La Peer Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence provides treatment for gynecological disorders such as uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, uterine polyps, and menorrhagia.

Peyman Banooni, MD, is a Los Angeles obstetrician/gynecologist and a gynecologic surgeon with La Peer Health Systems and Cedars-Sinai Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center. His clinical interests include treating abnormal uterine bleeding, treatment of fibroids, and advanced laparoscopic procedures. As a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the North American Menopause Society, he has written numerous articles for the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Virology. Dr. Banooni received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with summa cum laude honors. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 47 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, comprehensive medical treatment is offered that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. The 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

To learn more about La Peer Health Systems, visit http://www.lapeerhealth.com.

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