Comprehensive wellness and OBGYN care for women of all ages

Your gynecologist is an expert in the unique complexities of the female body and can provide care for a broad and diverse range of health concerns.

At Baylor Scott & White, you have access to compassionate obstetrics and gynecology care and a comprehensive range of gynecology services, from annual exams and preventive screenings to specialized surgical procedures, to help you achieve better health at every age.

Obstetrics and gynecology care for all conditions

Gynecologists diagnose and treat issues relevant to women’s health and the female reproductive system, while obstetricians support you with pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum issues. Providers trained in both branches of women's healthcare are called obstetrician-gynecologists or OBGYNs.

Your needs for gynecologic care change as your body evolves. The right provider for you may also change depending on your needs, preferences and stage of life. Obstetricians-gynecologists provide a continuum of care for women, starting with the first visit in the early teenage years, through your reproductive years, the time leading up to menopause, the post-menopause years and beyond.

There are many good reasons to make time for an annual OBGYN visit. A few of the many things your obstetrician-gynecologist can help you with include:

  • Bladder issues such as incontinence (leaking urine) and urinary tract infections
  • Breast health checkups
  • Sexual health concerns around sexuality and intimate relationships, including safe sex practices and sexually transmitted disease prevention and management
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Fertility and reproductive health concerns
  • Menopause-related concerns, such as hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and mood swings
  • Menstrual problems and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre-pregnancy counseling and support throughout pregnancy, from prenatal visits through labor and delivery
  • Reproductive endocrinology, thyroid dysfunction and other hormone disorders
  • Urogynecologic issues, such as bowel control problems, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain

In addition to helping with health conditions and concerns, your OBGYN can advise you on healthy eating, exercise and other lifestyle habits that promote good overall health.

You can also talk to your gynecologist about women’s mental health issues that affect your quality of life, such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Preventive OBGYN care for all women

Your journey toward better gynecologic health starts with preventing and detecting gynecologic disorders. This is accomplished through regular obstetrics and gynecology checkups, screening tests and preventive services.

Advanced obstetrics and gynecology treatments and services

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If your provider suspects you may have a gynecologic disorder, you have many diagnostic procedures and treatment options available to you. Your provider will work closely with you to develop a personalized plan of action.

  • Imaging techniques

    Imaging techniques

    Pelvic ultrasounds detect abnormalities in the pelvis, such as endometrial polyps, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors and other uterine growths.

    CT scans provide a detailed view of the reproductive organs and surrounding tissues, which can help pinpoint the source of pelvic pain, look for abscesses and other signs of infection, or evaluate pelvic masses, including suspected cancers.

    MRI scans create images that aid in the diagnosis of problems, such as uterine fibroids, which can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding and may affect fertility.

  • Surgical procedures

    Surgical procedures

    The gynecologists at Baylor Scott & White perform a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures to:

    • Address abnormal bleeding, such as dilation and curettage and endometrial ablation
    • Identify and treat cervical cancer, such as cervical loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and colposcopy
    • Identify and treat conditions affecting the uterus, such as hysteroscopy (a procedure to view the uterus) and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
    • Reconstructive surgery for urogynecology conditions, such as pelvic organ prolapse
  • Symptom management

    Symptom management

    Your gynecologist can help you manage symptoms in various ways. Possible options include relaxation techniques to manage pain, pelvic floor physical therapy to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and medications such as hormone replacement therapy.

    These and many other techniques can be useful for conditions such as premenstrual syndrome, painful intercourse, pelvic prolapse, overactive bladder, and for providing effective menopause care.

Imaging techniques

Pelvic ultrasounds detect abnormalities in the pelvis, such as endometrial polyps, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors and other uterine growths.

CT scans provide a detailed view of the reproductive organs and surrounding tissues, which can help pinpoint the source of pelvic pain, look for abscesses and other signs of infection, or evaluate pelvic masses, including suspected cancers.

MRI scans create images that aid in the diagnosis of problems, such as uterine fibroids, which can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding and may affect fertility.

Surgical procedures

The gynecologists at Baylor Scott & White perform a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures to:

  • Address abnormal bleeding, such as dilation and curettage and endometrial ablation
  • Identify and treat cervical cancer, such as cervical loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and colposcopy
  • Identify and treat conditions affecting the uterus, such as hysteroscopy (a procedure to view the uterus) and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Reconstructive surgery for urogynecology conditions, such as pelvic organ prolapse

Symptom management

Your gynecologist can help you manage symptoms in various ways. Possible options include relaxation techniques to manage pain, pelvic floor physical therapy to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and medications such as hormone replacement therapy.

These and many other techniques can be useful for conditions such as premenstrual syndrome, painful intercourse, pelvic prolapse, overactive bladder, and for providing effective menopause care.