Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offer a full spectrum of clinical services for women, from yearly examinations and screenings to highly specialized procedures.
Obstetric and Gynecologic sub specialties include the following:
- Gynecologic Oncology: The comprehensive gynecologic oncology center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant female reproductive system diseases and cancers.
- Postmenopausal Medicine: Postmenopausal medicine includes hormone replacement therapy, sexuality and dysfunction, depression, and osteoporosis.
- Urogynecology: The field of urogynecology specializes in caring for women's urology, pelvic problems, and the reproductive system. Common conditions include bladder control problems, bowel control problems, and pelvic organ prolapse.
- Hereditary Cancers: Hereditary cancers include treatment of cancers, genetics counseling, genetic testing, and prophylactic surgery.
- Pre-Invasive Disease/Vulvovaginal Disease: Pre-invasive disease can be pre-malignant or pre-cancerous disease. It refers to the very early stage of cancer development, when abnormal changes occur in the tissue, which could be a pre-determinant for a possible future cancer. Vulvovaginal disease relates to infections of the vagina.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain/Sexual Dysfunction: Chronic pelvic pain refers to symptoms of long lasting pain in your pelvic region, and sexual dysfunction includes problems associated with sexual response, desire, arousal, and/or sex pain disorders.
- Minimally Invasive Surgery: Minimally invasive surgery refers to surgery that is completed through small incisions; using specialized techniques, cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights, and high definition monitors.
- Complicated Pelvic Surgery: Complicated pelvic surgery includes surgery related to types of bladder and pelvic organ disorders.