The specialist expertise of medical personnel involved in the field of gynecology is intrinsic to the welfare of every woman throughout their lives. The highly skilled multidisciplinary obstetrics and gynecology team at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare provides outstanding gynecological services to the communities of Fayetteville, Newnan, and Stockbridge, Georgia, using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology. Find out just how good they are by calling the clinic today or using the online tool to book an appointment.
Gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on women’s health, and in particular, the reproductive organs. Gynecology is closely related to obstetrics, which is the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
Medical students who choose to specialize in women’s health generally study the two disciplines together and qualify as OB/GYNs. Some then go on to specialize in either gynecology or obstetrics.
From the time you enter puberty, gynecological services are both relevant and important. The first key area in which gynecology plays a role in your health care is the well-woman exam, which is an annual checkup with your gynecologist.
A crucial element of your well-woman exam is the Pap smear, which your gynecologist carries out to identify any changes in the cells on your cervix. Cervical cancer is potentially life-threatening, but by conducting a regular Pap smear, your gynecologist can diagnose the condition and provide prompt treatment, which offers a much brighter prognosis.
If you do receive abnormal Pap smear results, it doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer. There could be other causes, many of which aren’t related to cancer, and your gynecologist has the expertise to advise you on the most appropriate course of action.
Your gynecologist can also provide immunization from the strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancer. The team at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare uses the Gardasil vaccine that also protects against genital warts caused by HPV, and now has approval for use in women up to the age of 45.
Your gynecologist can also offer genetic cancer screening tests, and other essential forms of immunization, such as tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (TDAP) vaccination.
There are many services for which gynecologists have specialist expertise. They can treat the entire spectrum of health issues in women, using cutting-edge technology, such as the Hydro ThermAblator® System (HTA) to relieve the symptoms of endometriosis, and surgical interventions when necessary.
Gynecologists are experts in advising on birth control. There are multiple forms of contraception available, and to prevent unwanted pregnancy, it’s important for you to discuss the options with your gynecologist and assess the medical and practical pros and cons of each method of birth control.
Gynecologists are also experts in diagnosing the causes of infertility and providing effective treatments to improve your chances of conceiving.
These are just a few examples of the many ways in which gynecology can help you live a happier, healthier life. Call Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare today to arrange an appointment, or use the online booking tool.