DEPARTMENT OF GYNECOLOGY
Gynecology is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, and cervix. You may hear the term OB/GYN, which refers to obstetricians and gynecologists. Obstetricians are the physicians who deal with pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. Because the two deal with the female reproductive system, many gynecologists are also obstetricians. The Department of Gynecology at La Peer Health Systems uses minimally invasive techniques and procedures to screen for cancer, growths, and to promote the health of the female reproductive system.
The term 'minimally invasive' is used to describe the technique whereby specialized equipment is used to operate on a very small area. This is used as opposed to making a large incision in the skin, but requires particular skill and precision to both operate and interpret what is shown on screen. Minimally invasive gynecological surgery uses camera equipment to project an internal image for the surgeon to see. Dubbed 'keyhole surgery', all procedures in the minimally invasive gynecology program use cutting-edge equipment to ensure the patient suffers as little scarring and as little pain as possible. Many even say that with post-op pain relief, there is no pain at all.
La Peer Health Systems was also named one of the 100 Greatest Places To Work by Becker's ASC Review. We take great pride in our professional and courteous staff and are honored to be included on Becker's 2013 ASC Review.
We treat a variety of gynecologic conditions at La Peer. Here is a short list of the conditions treated and procedures available at La Peer:
- Cervical Polyps
- Female Infertility
- Ovarian Cysts
- Ovarian & Uterine Lesions
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Uterine Polyps and Fibroids
- Vaginal Polyps
- Uterine prolapse
- Menorrhagia (vaginal bleeding)
- Hysteroscopy Polypectomy Dilation and Curettage
- Laparoscopic Bilateral Ovarian Cystectomy
- Suction, Dilation and Curettage
- Transobturator Sling
The Department of Gynecology at La Peer Health Systems offers an advanced Gynecology Program that will take patients from the diagnosis through treatment to regular check-ups. An accurate diagnosis is just as important as treatment, as are follow-up appointments and routine exams to ensure you are healthy.
You can learn more about procedures and treatment plans offered at our outpatient center by visiting the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence website. If you are interested in the Department of Gynecology at La Peer Health Systems, please call (855) 360-9119 or email us at [email protected]
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