What Services Are Provided?
Gynecology focuses on women’s health, specifically any problems or issues with the reproductive system. If you choose Banner Health for your care, you will have a dedicated team of professionals at your side. We provide gynecological services for routine and specialized needs, including:
- Cancer-related conditions, including cervical dysplasia (precancerous condition of the cervix) and gynecological cancers (cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar)
- Disorders including pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse and sexual dysfunction
- Menopause and perimenopause
- Menstruation problems, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Pregnancy and post-term pregnancy
- Well-woman care
What Treatments Are Available?
Treatment for gynecologic conditions may involve medication, therapy or surgery – including minimally invasive, robotic and traditional surgical options. Talk to your Banner Health provider about options that are right for you, including the following:
- Hysterectomy, myomectomy and minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization to treat fibroids
- Pelvic floor reconstruction
- Pelvic laparoscopy to treat pelvic pain, endometriosis and infertility
- Pelvic muscle rehabilitation for urinary incontinence
- Permanent birth control such as tubal ligation
- Surgery to treat gynecologic cancers
- Vaginal vault suspension and sacrocolpopexy to treat pelvic organ prolapse
Additional Gynecology Care
At Banner Health, we provide the gynecology care you need related to fertility, menopause and well-woman care.
What Fertility and Genetic Counseling Help is Available?
When you’re struggling to get pregnant, you want information and expertise to help you find out what's going on. You also want to understand your treatment options. If you've been having consistent, unprotected sex for at least a year and have not become pregnant, it's time to talk to your gynecologist for a referral to a specialist.
Infertility may be the result of any of the following:
- A physical problem, such as a blocked fallopian tube or removing scar tissue
- A problem with ovulation
- Impotence or low sperm count in the male partner
The fertility specialists at Banner Health also specialize in assisted reproduction, which can include:
- Donor sperm and donor egg procedures
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Ovulation induction (OI)
Genetic counseling can help you understand how your health, family history and cultural background could affect a current or future pregnancy.
You might need genetic counseling if:
- A prenatal test has indicated a possible problem such as the presence of a genetic disease – cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, neurofibromatosis or Huntington’s disease – or intellectual disability
- A disease runs in your family that can affect pregnancy, such as cancer, manic depression, kidney disease and certain heart conditions
- You’re at higher risk of a disease such as Tay-Sachs disease or sickle cell disease
- You’re in your mid-30s or older and pregnant or considering pregnancy
- You’ve had radiation therapy or used medications, drugs or alcohol that could affect current or future pregnancies
- You have a health problem such as diabetes, high blood pressure or seizures that could affect pregnancies
Is There Help for My Menopause Symptoms?
Banner Health cares for women at every stage of their lives, including during menopause. Menopause is the transition from your childbearing years to when your menstrual periods stop. As your body adjusts to these changes, you may notice symptoms such as hot flashes and insomnia. If you're experiencing these or any other issues, talk to your Banner Health provider; he or she can suggest ways to help manage your symptoms. Some tips may be as easy as avoiding caffeine, hot beverages and spicy foods. Your provider may also recommend dressing in layers and reducing your stress.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be another option for you. If considering this option, be sure to talk to your provider about the risks and benefits. If you're a candidate for HRT, you will be advised to use this therapy for the shortest time and lowest dose possible.
Also talk with your provider about how to protect your bone health and overall health after menopause.
What Well-Woman Care Do I Need?
At Banner Health, we're focused on keeping you healthy and happy. Whether its questions about your sexual health and birth control, or the need for a pelvic or breast exam, we can provide you with the answers and advice you're looking for.
Check with your provider about how often you should schedule well-woman appointments and health screenings. And if you're looking for your perfect provider, Banner Health offers a Find a Doctor tool to help match you with a gynecologist or other specialist who best meets your needs.
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