In-Office Procedures

David L. Principe, MD, FACOG

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & Board Certified OB-GYN located in Clifton, NJ

When you need a procedure during pregnancy, the last thing you want is to have to see another doctor at another office. At David L. Principe, MD, in Clifton, New Jersey, convenience is key. They offer several in-office procedures, so you don’t have to travel to another office for your appointment. Whether you need a diagnostic ultrasound or amniocentesis, David L. Principe, MD, has the skill, experience, and advanced technology to treat you from the comfort of their office.

In-Office Procedures Q & A

What are in-office procedures?

In-office procedures are diagnostic tests and minor surgical procedures that David L. Principe, MD, can perform at their own office. Typically, you have to visit an outside office for many minor procedures.

This often means you must travel to one office for the procedure and then back to your doctor’s office to go over the results. With in-office procedures, you can cut out the extra traveling and undergo your procedure from a doctor you already know and trust.

Which in-office procedures are available?

David L. Principe, MD, performs a variety of in-office procedures for your comfort and convenience, including:

Diagnostic ultrasound

A diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging test that allows your provider to view structures inside your body. During pregnancy, your provider uses a diagnostic ultrasound to see your ovaries and uterus while monitoring your unborn baby’s health.

If you’re pregnant, you should visit David L. Principe, MD, for at least two ultrasounds to ensure your baby is developing as they should. Diagnostic ultrasounds also help your provider determine the sex of your baby.

These ultrasounds aren’t just limited to pregnancy. Diagnostic ultrasounds can also identify the cause of pelvic pain, detect abnormal growths in the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, and find the cause of abnormal bleeding.


An amniocentesis is a minor surgical procedure that involves removing a sample of amniotic fluid for testing during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid surrounds and protects your baby while they’re still in your womb.

This fluid contains specific proteins and fetal cells that can give your doctor vital information about your baby’s health.

Your doctor could recommend an amniocentesis for many reasons, including testing for conditions like Down syndrome and to test fetal lung capacity. An amniocentesis can also drain excess amniotic fluid from your uterus if you have too much.

What are the benefits of in-office procedures?

David L. Principe, MD, is dedicated to providing comprehensive care throughout your pregnancy. The most important benefits of choosing in-office procedures include:

  • Shorter travel time
  • Comfortable environment
  • Faster recovery period
  • Avoiding hospital visits

With in-office procedures, you can also get the results you need as soon as possible, without traveling to another specialist.

To schedule an appointment with David L. Principe, MD, call the office today.