At Loudoun Women’s Healthcare Associates in Lansdowne, Virginia, Dr. Chauncey Stokes, Dr. Roopa Duggal, and nurse practitioner Jessica Braun provide a host of in-office procedures. They’ve treated many women who live in Lansdowne and nearby Leesburg, Virginia, and many of their patients recommend the providers.
In-office procedures refer to any medical procedures that are provided in a doctor’s office. Wellness visits typically aren’t thought of as in-office procedures, because they’re basic check-ups. Any service that treats a condition and is done in an office, however, is an in-office procedure.
Many services and treatments that OB/GYNs and their nurse practitioners provider are able to be done right in their office. Some examples of in-office procedures that an OB/GYN may offer are:
Birth control services, including Implanon® insertion, hysteroscopic sterilization, and diaphragm fitting
Abnormal Pap smears and irregular bleeding treatments, including endometrial biopsies and cervical polyp removal
Genital warts treatments, including cryotherapy and trichloroacetic acid application
Incontinence and vaginal prolapse treatments, including pessary fittings and basic cystometric
Heavy period treatments, including endometrial ablation
Many pregnancy services, such as a first-trimester dating ultrasound, biophysical profile, and non-stress test, can also be done in a doctor’s office.
As long as they’re done by a licensed physician, in-office procedures are safe. These are fairly simple procedures that don’t require lots of support equipment and staff, so a hospital’s resources aren’t necessary. Doctors won’t do procedures that are more involved, require advanced support, or have high chances of complication in an office. They’ll only perform procedures that can be safely done in an office setting at their own office.
In-office procedures vary in how long they take, but they’re all done as outpatient procedures. Some take just a few minutes, and others require part of a day. After a procedure is over, regardless of how much time it takes, patients are typically welcome to return home. (Sometimes patients may need a ride home and someone to stay with them once their home, depending on what in-office procedure they underwent.)
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."