As a resident at Johns Hopkins/GBMC, Dr. Sophocles learned the importance of empathy.
"A patient's trust begins when she senses you care," she says.
Throughout her over 20 years as a board certified Ob/Gyn, she has also upheld the Hopkins standards of clinical excellence and innovation. Always thinking outside the box, she promoted early development of umbilical cord blood banks, and researched non-invasive ways to detect abnormal fetal chromosomes. Now, she focuses on advancing non-invasive gynecological procedures to treat vaginal dryness and uterine bleeding.
"If I can improve the health and the quality of life in my patients without the use of medications or surgery, then I have helped them with less risk."
Heavy or irregular periods can wreak havoc on your life. Treatments used to be hysterectomy or hormones. Today, Dr. Sophocles performs a non-surgical, non-hormonal procedure called endometrial ablation, in the comfort of her office. This procedure, called NovaSure, is covered by most insurances and patients are back to their routine the next day or two. Because of Dr. Sophocles' extensive experience, NovaSure's developers have asked her to train physicians nationwide. If you're tired of fatigue, frustration, stained sheets, and thrown out white pants, come talk to Dr. Sophocles about managing your period.
Part of your birth control decision is, what kind? Dr. Sophocles has walked many patients through options. If you are sure your family is complete, an alternative to tubal ligation is Essure, which Dr. Sophocles pioneered as an in-office procedure in Mercer County. Essure is permanent contraception performed in her office without surgery or hormones. Patients wear fleecy robes, have tea or juice afterwards, and leave with no need for pain medication. Most insurances cover the cost. Because Dr. Sophocles wants you to consider Essure carefully, please look at the websites below. Then come talk about contraception that fits your life.
Vaginal dryness can lead to painful sex. Personal lubricants and estrogens are often inadequate help. MonaLisa Touch, a simple office procedure, offers you relief without medication or side effects. Dr. Sophocles, one of the first U.S. gynecologists to use MonaLisa Touch, is today one of the most experienced in the country. You can benefit from her sure touch. The laser's developers have chosen Dr. Sophocles to speak nationally, mentor physicians, and research other gynecologic uses. All her experience comes together when she tells you, "Yes, I can help."
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