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Complete care from adolescence to menopause
Dr. Carlson believes patients should have "well-woman" gynecologic physical exams annually. For most patients, these exams include a review of medical history, breast screening, pap smear (cervical cancer screening), and a physical examination.

Evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears
Pap smears can detect precancerous changes in the cells of your cervix before they become cancer, however an abnormal pap smear does not necessarily mean you have cancer. Abnormal cells may indicate an infection or other causes.

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic surgeries are less invasive procedures for the treatment of a number of gynecologic conditions. Such procedures usually have smaller incisions and faster recovery times. Because each patient's conditions are different, a laparoscopic procedure may not be ideal in all situations. Talk to your physician to determine if you are a candidate for a laparoscopic gynecologic procedure.

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy
Dr. Carlson is pleased to be able to offer her patients total laparoscopic hysterectomy which is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure resulting in faster recovery times for patients. Additionally, Dr. Carlson is one of the few gynecologists in Augusta trained and credentialed to perform physician guided robotic surgery using daVinci surgical robotic systems. If you're considering a hysterectomy, ask your physician if a total laparoscopic hysterectomy is ideal for your situation.

Breast health
Breast Cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women, however early detection is the best defense in fighting this disease. Monthly self-breast exams should be performed as well as annual breast screenings and mammograms. Patients should familiarize themselves with the risk factors and pay special attention to the disease if there is family history.

Procedures for abnormal uterine bleeding
Abnormal bleeding can be the result of a number of gynecologic issues ranging from a hormone imbalance to uterine fibroids. Once the cause of such bleeding is determined proper treatment procedures will be evaluated in an effort to remedy the issue.

Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence often occurs in women over the age of 50 and is commonly associated with the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. The most common type is stress incontinence which involves the leakage of urine during exercise, coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, or other body movements that put pressure on the bladder.

Gynecologic Ultrasound is a very useful tool in assessing pelvic anatomy and can be used in adjunct to a physical exam to confirm the presence or absence of a suspected condition. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose a wide variety of gynecologic disorders including ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, ectopic pregnancy, and endometrial disease. Evans Gynecology provides state of the art 3D/4D ultrasonography services.