IUDs provide convenient and effective birth control for many women. At Marina OB/GYN, located in Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne, California, Dr. Lipeles has provided safe, in-office IUD insertion for women throughout Marina Del Rey, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Vista, Culver City and the greater South Bay area.
An IUD (intrauterine device) is a tiny T-shaped device that is implanted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs provide birth control by preventing eggs from adhering to the walls of the uterus. Once an IUD is implanted, it can remain in place from 3 to 10 years, depending on the type used. When removed, another simple office procedure, most women’s fertility returns to normal a few weeks. Many women favor this form of birth control because it is 99% effective and doesn’t require any thought on a daily basis or every time they have sex.
There are two types of IUDs:
Implantation of an IUD is a simple in-office procedure. It begins just like a pelvic exam, using a speculum to gently widen the vaginal canal. The IUD is then inserted into the uterus through the cervix in a procedure within a matter of minutes. Some women may experience cramping or mild discomfort while the IUD is being inserted into the uterus, and a local anesthetic can be injected to numb the cervix if desired to prevent discomfort.
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Dr. Lipeles and his staff deserve 5 stars and more! Excellent service, professional and friendly team.
He also always asks if we have any questions and never makes us feel like our questions are trivial. The staff is welcoming and the facilities are clean and comfortable.
I am actually pregnant again (yay!) and I will be going back to this office throughout my pregnancy. They're amazing, and I had a great experience.
He delivered my baby and both baby and I are healthy. I was up and walking right after the delivery and healed perfectly so I couldn't be happier!
He performed the surgery with a robot so recovery was not bad. His staff was extremely helpful and pleasant.
The staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. I'm definitely going to keep coming here for check ups and birth control because I love it that much. I would recommend
Nervous about the delivery all the anxiety disappeared the second the doc walked into the room. My hubby loved visiting as much as I did!
Dr. Lipeles was gentle and kind (First Male ObGyn experience for me). He was hilarious with bedside manner and actually had me laughing throughout the entire experience.
Dr. Lipeles is so caring and went above and beyond my expectations for a family centered birth. His office is beautifully remodeled and spotlessly clean.
Amazing!! Dr. Lipeles is the best!! He and all the doctors, nurses and office staff are wonderful. Thanks Doc for all your help!