Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

Colposcopy Specialist

Dr. Wirth helps women determine the cause of abnormal Pap tests with colposcopy, an advanced diagnostic technique that uses magnification to look for abnormal cells and other signs of disease or infection in his New York City patients.

Colposcopy Q & A

What is colposcopy?

A colposcopy is a diagnostic exam that uses a lighted magnifying device to look inside your vagina and check for signs of abnormal cells and other anomalies. In some cases, a colposcopy can be performed as part of a routine exam, but most often, it's performed in response to abnormal Pap test results to check for the presence of cancerous cells or HPV and other disease-related changes. It's also used to evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments.

How is colposcopy performed?

The exam is performed using a speculum, the same instrument that's used during a routine exam to widen the vaginal opening so the interior can be better seen. Next, a special solution may be applied to the walls of your vagina and cervix which helps abnormal cells be more visible. The colposcope is gently inserted through the vagina, and Dr. Wirth will use the magnifier to examine any abnormal cells that appear. When necessary, a biopsy or small tissue scraping may be performed so the tissues can be microscopically evaluated to look for signs of disease.

Is the procedure painful?

The colposcopy procedure feels about the same as your routine exam.

If my Pap results are abnormal, does that mean I have cancer?

No, in many cases, abnormal results are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), yeast infections or other types of vaginitis. Menopause may also cause abnormal Pap results. The biopsy sample taken during the colposcopy will be able to determine what is causing a Pap test to return an abnormal result.

Will I bleed following the colposcopy?

Sometimes when a biopsy is required, you may have very minor bleeding or spotting afterward, as well as mild cramping, all of which resolve very quickly.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

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    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

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Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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