When it comes to maintaining your reproductive health, the care of an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) is indispensable. Your OB-GYN not only performs pelvic examinations and pap smears but also tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), performs breast exams, provides fertility treatments and prenatal care, manages urinary issues, and many other services.
However, many OB-GYNs have additional fellowship training in various subspecialties that enables them to provide specialized care if or when needed. These include:
- Breast Disease – This subspecialty focuses on comprehensive breast care including surgical treatment for benign and malignant breast considerations.
- Complex Family Planning – This type of specialtyinvolves providing care centered on contraception counseling and supportive and skilled abortion care.
- Female Reproductive Pelvic Surgery – Also known asurogynecologists, these physiciansprovide care for conditions that affect the female urogenital tract, including pelvic organ prolapse (when one or more organs slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina) and incontinence disorders.
- Gynecologic Oncology – This specialty provides consultation and management of patients with gynecologic cancers, such as ovarian, endometrial, and cervical malignancies. Although providers largely employ surgical measures, they also manage chemotherapy and participate in multidisciplinary care teams with pathology, interventional and oncologic radiology.
- Maternal/Fetal Medicine – These OB-GYNs provide care and consultation for high-risk obstetric patients, notably those with diagnosed fetal anomalies and conditions, underlying complex health conditions, and/or severe pregnancy complications. As such, these providers have specialized training in advanced ultrasound skills that enable them to assist in diagnosis and high-risk pregnancy management.
- Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery – These OB-GYNS use innovative surgical techniques to manage complex benign gynecologic conditions, such as severe endometriosis and uterine fibroids. They are also skilled in fertility-sparing, a procedure to remove a cancerous ovary and connected fallopian tube.
- Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – This subspecialty is concerned with providing gynecologic care for young patients, focusing on routine care and diagnosis, as well as management of abnormalities of puberty and development.
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – These subspecialists offer care that helps diagnose and manage infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and complex endocrine conditions impacting the female reproductive system. Their advanced infertility services often include in vitro fertilization, preimplantation diagnosis, and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection.
Upstate OB-GYN Doctors in Syracuse, New York
Each OB-GYN physician at University OB/GYN Associates specializes in one or more of the different OB-GYN specialties listed above. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care and service with gynecology and obstetrics services that include:
- Well-woman visits
- Pap smear and HPV screening/vaccine
- Breast exams/mammograms
- Contraception counseling/family planning
- Menopause management
- Health screenings
- Pregnancy testing
- Prenatal care
- Pregnancy ultrasound
- Fetal ultrasounds
- High-risk pregnancy care
- Multiple pregnancies(twins, triplets)
- Premature labor and delivery
- Vaginal delivery, including VBAC
- Caesarian delivery (C-Section)
- Genetic counseling
- Nutritional counseling
- Lactation consulting
- Management of patients with:
- Gestational diabetes
- Hypertension and preeclampsia
- Postpartum depression
- And other pregnancy complications
Although we are one of the largest multispecialty OB/GYN practices in the country, the entire staff at University OB/GYN Associates strives to provide the individual attention and care that every patient deserves.