At Mooney and Berry Gynecologists, we have focused our efforts to develop and provide services that will address the many needs and concerns of today’s woman in a professional, caring environment. Since we no longer treat Obstetric patients, we have more quiet, uninterrupted time in a private and relaxed setting in which to deal with your other medical issues. We offer full Gynecological care, specializing in treatment of heavy menstrual flow (hysterectomy alternative). Dr. Mooney and Dr. Berry only use FDA approved medical devices that they believe are safe and effective for their patients.
For an in depth description of the conditions we treat and/or the procedures we perform please click any link below.
Conditions we commonly treat:
procedures we commonly perform:
If you have any questions or concerns about your gynecological health, please feel free to call for an appointment. We are here to help you in anyway we can.
At Mooney and Berry Gynecologists We Specialize In:
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy: Estrogen and Testosterone Pellets
The “Cadillac” of Hormone Therapy – implantable Estrogen and Testosterone Pellets. We offer testosterone and estrogen pellet insertions in the office to patients from Baton Rouge, Hammond, Covington, New Orleans, Mandeville, and Slidell areas. An extremely effective form of bio-identical hormone therapy is subdermal pellets made from estradiol or testosterone. This is in our opinion the best form of HRT and it almost always works when other methods have failed. For women who are having difficult menopause transitions due to problems with absorption, marked fluctuations in hormone levels or who have lost their ovaries surgically at a young age (perhaps due to endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease), hormones in this form can restore a quality of life and function which has been lost. Economically, this is more efficient than multiple medical visits, time lost from work, or the suffering of severe menopausal symptoms such as disturbed sleep, depression, anxiety, fatigue, muscle aches, hot flashes, etc.
The Benefits of Testosterone Pellet Therapy – A FoxNews.com interview by Dr Jennifer Landa
To learn even more about this particular procedure, click here.
To learn about possible risks, benefits, side effects and contraindications of HRT, click here.
Urinary Incontinence Testing
Urinary incontinence is the loss of voluntary bladder control that can cause leakage of urine. It can be temporary or last for a long time.
There are four types of long-term or permanent incontinence:
Stress incontinence—Most common type. Leakage occurs when there is extra pressure on the bladder. Triggers may include laughing, sneezing, lifting heavy objects, or exercise.
Urge incontinence—Known as overactive bladder, a loss of bladder control following a strong urge to urinate. The bladder is unable to hold urine long enough to make it to a restroom.
Overflow incontinence—The bladder will not empty, so urine builds up and the bladder overflows.
Functional incontinence—There is normal bladder control, but the toilet cannot be reached in time.
People may have just one or a combination of these types. For a more detailed explanation, click here.
Minimally Invasive (laparoscopic assisted) Hysterectomy & Incision-Free (vaginal hysterectomy)
Today, hysterectomy is one of the most common major surgical procedures performed by gynecologists. Approximately 675,000 hysterectomies are performed yearly in the United States of America. It is estimated that almost 20% of women will have a hysterectomy by age 55 in the United Kingdom whilst one woman in three is deprived of her uterus by age 60 in the United States. Until the beginning of the 1990s, there were only two ways of carrying out this operation: by laparotomy or vaginally.
Although it has been established that patients who undergo vaginal hysterectomy have a shorter hospital stay,less pain and a quicker recovery than those who undergo abdominal hysterectomy, the majority of hysterectomies are still performed by the abdominal route.
To learn more about a Laparoscopic Assisted Hysterectomy procedure click here.
To learn more about a Vaginal Hysterectomy procedure click here.
Pregnancy Confirmation and Ultrasound
Like regular ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your baby in your womb. What's different is that 3D ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your baby, while 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect, like a movie -- you can watch your baby smile or yawn.
Parents often want 3D and 4D ultrasounds. They let you see your baby's face for the first time. Some doctors like 3D and 4D ultrasounds because they can show certain birth defects, such as cleft palate, that might not show up on a standard ultrasound. Studies suggest that 3D and 4D ultrasounds are safe. We offer gender scans starting at 17 weeks and 4D ultrasounds between 28-30 weeks.
The best news? There is no referral needed to get one of these procedures and can be a great gift to you and your loved ones! Uniquely available at our office!
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A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Ultrasound uses a transducer that sends out ultrasound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. The ultrasound transducer is placed on the skin, and the ultrasound waves move through the body to the organs and structures within. The sound waves bounce off the organs like an echo and return to the transducer. The transducer processes the reflected waves, which are then converted by a computer into an image of the organs or tissues being examined.
For a full explanation of this procedure, click here.
Ovarian Cancer Ultrasound Screening
Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests. A number of tests have been evaluated as potential methods of screening for ovarian cancer. Screening tests with the greatest amount of clinical test data supporting their use include transvaginal ultrasound and the blood test for the serum marker CA-125. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women and the most common cause of gynecologic cancer deaths. In 2008, about 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with approximately 15,500 women dying from the disease. Approximately one in 70 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
While the most common recognized risk factor associated with the disease is advancing age, other factors contributing to an increased risk of the disease include infertility, endometriosis (a condition in which tissue from the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus), and post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy.
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Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms
There are a number of different treatment options to consider if menopause is disrupting your life. The most common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood problems, trouble sleeping, and vaginal dryness.
Menopause is the end of a woman's menstrual cycle and fertility. It happens when:
Your ovaries no longer make estrogen and progesterone, two hormones needed for fertility.
Your periods have stopped for 1 year.
Menopause happens naturally with age. But it can also stem from surgery, treatment of a disease, or an illness. In these cases it can be called induced menopause, surgical menopause, or primary ovarian insufficiency, depending on the cause.
To learn more about treatment options and signs of menopause, click here.
Well Woman Care
Your well-woman visit is all about you, your body, and your reproductive health. Well-woman visits are also called gynecological exams, pelvic exams, or annual exams. These visits are an important part of taking care of your health. We offer effective treatments for Low Sexual Desire, Painful Sex, Orgasm Difficulties, Chronic Vaginal Odor and much more.
To learn all about our Well Woman Visits, click here.
Minimally invasive surgery at Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital
As Board Certified Gynecologic Surgeons, Dr. Mooney and Dr. Berry have extensive experience in Vaginal and Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomies, Laparoscopic procedures, Thermal Ablation, Hysteroscopic removal of polyps and fibroids and more. We operate exclusively out of Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital which consistently ranks in the top ten percent of surgical hospitals according to the Press Ganey rankings for patient satisfaction (Learn More). As the primary gynecologic surgeons of the Hospital, Dr. Mooney and Dr. Berry have been able to assemble a top flight responsive surgical team which shares a relentlessly vigilant mindset for patient safety and comfort. Dr Mooney and Dr Berry assist each other on all major operations offering the highest standard of skill especially since they have worked together as a team exclusively for the last ten years. They choose to perform almost all major operations as the first case in the morning when the teams are freshest and the operating suites preset.