Boca OB/GYN provides medical care for a wide variety of women’s health needs, including:
Preventive Health Care
Preventive care includes regular physical exams, immunization
s, lab tests and prescriptions, as well as discussion of new or abnormal conditions.
Annual Breast & Pelvic Exam / Well-Woman Exam
An annual exam is a yearly general health checkup which usually includes a breast exam and Pap Smear. It’s also another opportunity to discuss new health problems or concerns.
Pap Smear / HPV Test
The Papanicolaou Test (also known as Pap Test or Pap Smear) is a cervical screening used to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous activity of the female reproductive system. Positive results are typically followed by more sensitive diagnostics, and, if necessary, procedures to prevent progression of cervical cancer.
Family Planning & Counseling
Family planning encompasses a broad range of activities, including counseling for sexual education, prevention and management of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), and pregnancy termination options, as well as services which enable women to determine the number and spacing of their children and their appropriate means of delivery.
Preconception counseling is a meeting prior to becoming pregnant, which generally includes a risk assessment for potential complications, as well as efforts to mitigate existing risks, such as increasing folic acid intake, alcohol consumption reduction, and awareness of medications that can compromise fetal development.
An infertility evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of fertility factors, including complete sexual histories of both partners. The evaluation may include semen analysis (sperm count and movement), ovulation detection, ultrasound ovary examination, and, if necessary, advanced procedures including hysterosalpingogram and laparoscopy.
Contraception & Sterilization Counseling
Contraception counseling includes assessment of general reproductive health (including age, diet, and factors like smoking or alcohol consumption) and determination of viable contraception methods. Sterilization counseling is an opportunity to discuss permanent sterilization and learn of available methods appropriate to your health, lifestyle and future plans.
Urogynecology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Both are remarkably common problems, but women are often reluctant to seek help due to social stigmas surrounding the disorders.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Screening / Treatment
Screening is employed to detect a variety of STDs, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes (HSV), genital warts, human papilloma virus (HPV), molluscum, scabies and vaginitis. If an STD is detected, we’ll recommend appropriate treatment based on your health, lifestyle and the severity of the disease.
Treatment of Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
A variety of conditions can contribute to abnormal menstrual bleeding, including irregular periods, missing multiple concurrent periods, periods lasting longer than seven days, periods accompanied by pain, cramping, nausea or vomiting, and bleeding or spotting between periods, after menopause or following sexual activity. If detected, we’ll recommend treatment appropriate to your health and symptoms.
Treatment of Pelvic & Vaginal Infections
Pelvic and/or vaginal infections can cause moderate to severe discomfort, and can be symptomatic of larger problems. We can employ a variety of detection methods, including blood tests, vaginal swabs/cultures and secretion analysis.
Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, affects many women (estimates suggest as many as one-third of all women experience prolapse or a similar condition during their lifetime). We can employ a number of methods to detect prolapse, including a pelvic exam, CT scan, MRI scan or ultrasound.
Young women often have special needs and concerns about their changing bodies. We specialize in providing attentive reassurance to young patients in an atmosphere conducive to speaking comfortably about their health.
Menopause & Hormone Replacement Therapy
Menopause is a significant event in a woman’s life, often accompanied by a variety of discomforts, including hot and cold flashes, mood swings and lethargy. In many cases, Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) — the intake of the hormones estrogen and progesterone — can help control these symptoms.