Our Approach to Gynecologic Health
Our core philosophy at Honu Women’s Health is to help women achieve inner health and outer beauty. Our board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Aya Sultan, brings more than 20 years of experience in medicine and research as well as compassion to our practice, offering patients innovative, comprehensive and personalized care. Whether you need a well-woman examination to maintain your health or want to discuss womanly concerns, Dr. Sultan will obtain a thorough and complete history and think critically as well as outside-the-box to meet your needs and help you achieve your best health. As her patient, you will find that Dr. Sultan takes time to investigate problems and works with you to develop an individualized care plan.
Gynecology Services at Honu Women’s Health
In addition to routine examinations, Honu Women’s Health also offers in-office and minimally invasive procedures to help you achieve optimal total body health. These procedures can treat a variety of conditions and concerns, including:
Cervical polyps are common growths caused by chronic inflammation or infection, and in most cases, do not require removal. When the polyps cause symptoms such as bleeding, however, a polypectomy might be necessary. During the procedure, the base of the polyp is treated so that it can be easily removed.
When looking to diagnose a potential health issue, a noninvasive pelvic ultrasound allows Dr. Sultan to view the organs and structures within the female pelvis including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Pelvic ultrasounds are conducted in the comfort of our office for your convenience.
Incision and Drainage (I&D)
For women experiencing painful side effects from certain types of cysts, I&D is an effective treatment option to combat fluid build-up. I&D is utilized to create an incision in the cyst, allowing fluid to drain.
Marsupialization is often a secondary treatment option for patients experiencing certain types of cysts, such as Bartholin’s cysts. During the procedure, the cyst is cut and fluid is drained, and then Dr. Sultan will stitch the skin in a way that leaves a small, permanent opening to discourage future fluid build-up.
This biopsy collects a small tissue sample from the uterine lining in order to identify abnormal cells or the effect of hormones on the lining of the uterus.
An examination of the inside of the uterus used to diagnose and treat some of the causes of abnormal bleeding.
An examination of the bladder lining and the urethra. This procedure is used to investigate and treat some bladder diseases and conditions.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
The removal of cells and tissues from the lower portion of the cervix to diagnose and treat abnormal or precancerous conditions.
A procedure that helps reduce menstrual flow by surgically thinning the uterine lining.
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Treatments for Low Libido or Painful Sex
Low libido or painful sex is something most women experience at some point in their lives. It should never be considered too embarrassing to discuss with your doctor, especially since there are many treatment options. Honu Women’s Health is a place where you can feel safe and comfortable talking about any sexual health concerns and where your sexual health is considered a top priority in achieving optimal total body health.
diVa® Laser Therapy
If your low libido is due to pain from vaginal atrophy (thinning tissue) due to low estrogen after childbirth or menopause or from some laxity or looseness from mild prolapse or weight gain, you could be a candidate for rejuvenation of your vaginal tissues with diVa® laser therapy. diVa® laser treatments are minimally invasive and will help give you the confidence boost you need with no downtime. The results will have you feeling years younger and completely revitalized.
For our patients experiencing vaginal discomfort, including dryness, urine incontinence or sexual dysfunction, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is the epitome of personalized care because it uses your body’s own resources for nonsurgical vaginal tissue regeneration. PRP therapy for vaginal tissue regeneration works by injecting your body's platelets and growth factors into the upper wall of the vagina and clitoris, which triggers the growth of new tissues, promoting collagen and elastin production inside the vagina and around the clitoris. This expansion due to tissue thickening can lead to more comfortable stimulation, sexual enhancement and improved vaginal hydration.
Our Approach to Treating Women’s Hormonal Imbalances
Hormonal imbalances can occur in women due to a variety of reasons including nutritional deficiencies, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, uterine fibroids, menopause and even stress, to name a few. Even the slightest imbalance can result in symptoms such as hot flashes, bloating, fatigue, mood swings, infertility or other symptoms that can lead to discomfort or pain. These imbalances can prevent a woman from living her ideal life, and at Honu Women’s Health, we aim to help women regain their hormonal balance and achieve their best vital self.
Honu Women’s Health utilizes traditional hormones (a mix of different types of hormones) and bioidentical hormones (hormones equivalent to those in our body) depending on your needs and preferences. By assessing your unique hormonal needs, Dr. Sultan can prescribe hormone therapy to get your hormones back in balance and in turn, reduce or eliminate the health issues created by their imbalance.
When prescribed by a physician like Dr. Sultan who is looking at your total body health, including your prescription medications, nutrition and lifestyle, hormone therapy can be safe and life-changing. Patients of any age can benefit from hormone therapy and experience positive outcomes like increased energy, clearer skin, weight loss, improved mood and more.
Gynecology is Personal at Honu Women’s Health
Honu Women’s Health is dedicated to addressing every woman’s unique needs and enabling her to take control of her health and wellbeing. Dr. Sultan applies expertise and patience to each of her patients and understands the sensitive nature of some issues. Here, we believe in caring for women's total body health and embrace the fact that every woman has uniqueness in body, mind and spirit.
Contact us today to take the first step in improving your health and harnessing a renewed quality of life.