A woman’s health needs change throughout every stage of her life. Gynecology is an area of medicine that screens, prevents, and treats diseases that affect a woman’s reproductive organs. At Memorial Women’s Specialists in Houston, Texas, experienced OB/GYNs Mina Sinacori, MD, MPH, FACOG, and M. Bruce Christopherson, MD, FACOG, offer a full spectrum of gynecology services to meet all of your needs. To schedule an appointment with the patient-focused women’s health practice, call or book online today.request an appointment
What is gynecology?
Menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are unique health issues that affect women because of their reproductive organs. Gynecology is a specialized area of medicine focused on the health and wellness of a woman’s reproductive system.
Though used interchangeably with obstetrics, gynecology and obstetrics are two separate areas of women’s health care.
Gynecology screens and manages conditions that affect your reproductive organs, while obstetrics provides care during pregnancy, including prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care.
Who needs gynecology care?
All women need gynecology care, which should start at the onset of menses and continue through menopause and beyond. The gynecology highly experienced at Memorial Women’s Specialists diagnose and treat all conditions that affect your reproductive organs.
Common gynecology conditions that affect women include:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Vaginal infections
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Premenstrual syndrome
Memorial Women’s Specialists also provides nutrition and weight-loss counseling, as well as vaccinations for influenza and HPV (Gardasil®).
What are gynecology services?
Memorial Women’s Specialists is a full-service, state-of-the-art women’s health practice that offers many gynecology services. In addition to providing a comprehensive and personalized well-woman exam, the OB/GYN practice offers:
- In-office operative hysteroscopy
- Birth control counseling and long-term contraception
- Placement of IUDs
- Placement of birth control implants (Nexplanon®)
- Endometrial ablation
- HPV management
- Cervical dysplasia management
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Pap smears
- Breast exams
- Pregnancy testing
- Preconception counseling
The skilled physicians also perform minimally invasive surgical procedures, including hysterectomy, to address gynecological issues. This includes robotic-assisted procedures, which combine minimally invasive surgical tools with robotic technology.
When do I need gynecology care?
You should visit the women’s health highly experiences at Memorial Women’s Specialists at least once a year for your annual well-woman’s exam. Your annual exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health and wellness.
Though the annual wellness exam is a must, you should also schedule an appointment if you’re experiencing gynecological issues such as:
- Pelvic pain
- Abnormal bleeding
- Irregular period
- Pain during intercourse
- Low libido
- Concerns about STDs
Memorial Women’s Specialists provides personalized and compassionate care. They conduct thorough exams and advanced testing to help you get the answers you need to explain your gynecology symptoms.
For highly experienced gynecology care through every stage of your life, call Memorial Women’s Specialists or request an appointment online today.