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Dr.Galen Reimer
(775) 423-3151
801 East Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Banner Churchill Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Christopher J Von Dippe, MD
(775) 423-2728
801 E Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Churchill Comm Hosp, Fallon, Nv
Group Practice: Churchill Community Hospital

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William Ewart Beckman
(775) 423-3151
801 E Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Beckman William Md
(775) 423-2728
801 E Williams Ave Ste 3301
Fallon, NV

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Larry David Klaich, MD
(775) 329-6241
85 Kirman Ave Ste 101
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1983

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Stephen Craig Archer
(775) 426-3112
4755 Pasture Rd
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Galen Mark Reimer, MD
(775) 423-7001
801 E Williams Ave Ste 2201
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Churchill Comm Hosp, Fallon, Nv
Group Practice: Lahontan Valley Family Prctc

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Tedd Mikel McDonald
(775) 423-2728
801 East Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donna M Miller, MD
(702) 862-8862
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Business
Miller Turner Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul Chao
(702) 796-9997
2860 E Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Episiotomy

Episiotomy

An episiotomy is a surgical procedure that enlarges the vaginal opening during labor by cutting the perineum, the skin and muscles between the vulva and anus.

Episiotomy is the surgery most commonly performed on women in the United States.

Between 50 and 90% of women giving birth to their first child undergo this procedure. For decades, episiotomies have been performed on a routine basis to help speed delivery during the second stage of labor; as well as to prevent tears to the mother's vagina, especially serious tears that may stretch to the anus. The procedure was also thought to lessen trauma to the baby and protect the mother's vaginal muscles.

Episiotomies May Be Useful Under The Following Conditions:

  • Labor is too fast. If you are unable to stop pushing and slow your labor, some health care providers believe a clean cut may help prevent a serious tear.
  • Fetal or maternal distress. An episiotomy may speed delivery if you or your baby are experiencing complications.
  • Extremely large or breech baby. An episiotomy may help ensure a safe delivery by widening the vaginal opening.

Currently, there is disagreement in the medical field about the routine performance of an episiotomy. One large study showed that routinely cutting an episiotomy increases the risk of tears in the back of the vagina, but reduces tears in the front. Based on these results, the World Health Organization, among other groups, recommends avoiding episiotomy unless it's absolutely necessary.

What Will Happen?

If an episiotomy is needed, then just before your baby is born, as the head is about to crown, your care health provider will inject a local anesthetic in the bottom of your vaginal opening and make an incision.

There are two types of incisions: median and medio-lateral. The median incision goes straight down the vagina toward the anus; the medio-lateral incision is made at an angle from the vagina to the anus. The medio-lateral is considered less likely to tear through to the anus, but is more difficult to repair and takes longer to heal than the median.

Your health care provider will then deliver the baby through the enlarged opening, followed by the placenta. The incision is stitched closed immediately after delivery.

For most women healing is uncomplicated, although it may take several weeks. You can help speed the process by asking nurses to apply ice packs immediately following the birth.

To Continue The Healing Process Over The Next Few Weeks You Should:

  • Use sitz bath a few times a day, change your pads frequently, and try a heat lamp or hair dryer after you bathe to keep the area around the stitches clean and dry.
  • Take stool softeners and eat lots of fiber to prevent constipation.
  • Perform Kegel exercises. Squeeze the muscles that you use to hold in urine for five minutes, 10 times a day, during your regular activities...

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