GynecologyBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Division of Gynecology doctors, surgeons, physician's assistants and advanced practice nurses prevent, diagnose and treat women's reproductive tract disorders.
Providers in this group care for adolescent and adult women who have abnormal Pap smears using a colposcope. They can also diagnose and treat women who have more complex conditions such as exposure to DES (the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol), previous organ transplant or a compromised immune system.
Gynecology Cancer Clinic
Providers in this group are board certified in gynecologic oncology and genetics. They provide screening, counseling and other services for women who have inheritable cancers such as ovarian, breast and uterine cancers. They also provide follow-up care for women who have received treatment for cancer.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Clinic
Providers in this group diagnose and treat women who have abnormal uterine bleeding. They partner with radiologists to obtain imaging studies, perform office hysteroscopies and evaluate women who have uterine fibroids. They perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries including office removal of endometrial polyps, as well as outpatient procedures such as endometrial ablation, complex hysteroscopic sterilization procedures and endoscopic removal of fibroids and abnormal ovarian cysts.
Young Women's Clinic
Providers in this group care for teenagers who are moving from pediatric care to gynecological care. Female nurse practitioners versed in sexual health counseling provide a range of services, including appropriate, age-specific vaccination regimens.
Preventive medicine services
Providers in this group offer comprehensive preventive care, including Pap smear testing and contraceptive counseling, especially for high-risk individuals who have complicated medical disorders. They also provide menopause evaluation and treatment and diagnostic services such as mammography, colon cancer screening and lipid profile. Providers partner with internists and a resident psychologist who specialize in women's health issues related to sexual disorders such as decreased libido and anorgasmia.
Pelvic pain services
Pelvic pain specialists evaluate and treat women who have chronic pelvic pain. They provide appropriate referrals for women who require surgery, medical or physical rehabilitation, pain clinic rehabilitation, urogynecology evaluation and psychological support. They also diagnose and treat women who have painful vulvar disorders, lichen sclerosus, lichen planus and other disorders of the vulva.
Division of Gynecology providers work with Women's Health Clinic staff who care for women who have complex menopausal or sexual health concerns.