Our gynecology specialists, their clinical staff and their office staff are committed to excellence in gynecologic care—from breakthrough methods to creating a caring relationship of trust.

With your comfort and convenience as starting points, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (HCMH) OB-GYN specialists explain your gynecology options. Then they provide information to help you and your doctor choose what is best for your care, and to meet your preferences—at every stage of your life.

Gynecologic tests performed include:

  • Biopsy
  • Bone density test
  • Breast biopsy
  • Cervical biopsy
  • Cervical conization
  • Cone biopsy
  • Endocervical curettage
  • Endometrial or uterine biopsy
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Mammogram
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Pap tests
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Toluidine blue dye test
  • Sonohysteroscop
  • Fluid-contrast ultrasound
  • Vaginal culture

In addition to other services, HCMH OB-GYN specialists provide these gynecologic procedures:


Colposcopy is a diagnostic tool used for further evaluation of abnormal Pap smears. This procedure provides a nonsurgical way for your physician to visualize your cervix.


Cervical cryosurgery or cryotherapy is a gynecologic treatment that freezes a section of the cervix. Cryosurgery destroys abnormal cervical cells that show changes that may lead to cancer. These are called precancerous cells. Your gynecologist may use the term cervical dysplasia to describe your condition.


Recent advances now enable women to avoid the surgery involved with tubal ligation ("tying the tubes"). A new choice, called Essure™, is done in a simple and effective outpatient procedure. It does not involve cutting, and provides permanent female birth control.

LEEP Procedure

The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is used when there is an indication of abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix.

  • Hysteroscopy
    Hysteroscopy provides a way for your physician to look inside your uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, telescopelike instrument that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix. This tool often helps a physician diagnose or treat a uterine problem.
  • Pelvic laparoscopy
    Laparoscopy is usually performed under general anesthesia; however, it can be performed with other types of anesthesia that permit the patient to remain awake. The typical pelvic laparoscopy involves a small (1/2- to 3/4-inch) incision in the belly button or lower abdomen.
  • D&C (or dilation and curettage)
    This procedure is often used to diagnose or treat abnormal uterine bleeding, the D&C is one of the most common gynecologic operative procedures. Dilation and curettage also provides important information about whether uterine cancer is present.

Count on HCMH OB-GYN specialists for their knowledge, communication and trust.

Contact Us

For an appointment, contact the OB-GYN physician practices serving HCMH:

Hugh Chatham Women's Center
150 Parkwood Drive
Elkin, NC 28621
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Total Woman Care, LLC
942 Johnson Ridge Road
Elkin, NC 28621
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