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Gynecology

From prevention to birth control, menopause and other female-specific conditions, our gynecologists will create a relationship that helps you live a healthier life overall.

General care

While routine care can begin in the early teens, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends regular pap smears and annual visits beginning at age 21. Your gynecologist can help you with a wide range of general services including:

  • Routine and yearly examinations
  • Adolescent gynecology and counseling
  • Contraception (birth control) counseling, medication and procedures
  • Pap smears and cervical cancer screening
  • Breast cancer and ovarian cancer screening
  • Premenstrual syndrome management (PMS)
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • STD screening
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Menopause management
  • Bone density testing (for osteoporosis)
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Immunizations (including Gardasil)
  • Fitness, dietary and nutrition counseling

Gynecology surgery and procedures

When medication and non-invasive gynecologic procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery is often the most effective treatment.

We use the most advanced minimally invasive techniques, supported by state-of-the-art robotic equipment to reduce pain and give you a faster recovery.  Our surgery and procedures include:

  • Hysterectomy (remove the uterus)
  • Myomectomy (removal of non cancerous growths in the uterus called uterine fibroids or leiomyomas )
  • Uterine fibroid embolization (shrinking of uterine fibroids by blocking off their blood supply)
  • Endometriosis resection (removal of endometrial patches (displaced uterine lining) on and around your ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, intestines, and abdomen)
  • Sacrocolpopexy (repair of pelvic organ prolapse; a weakening of pelvic muscles commonly caused by menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy.)
  • Advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery (minimally invasive options)
  • Colposcopy (test to look at cells in cervix, vagina and vulva)
  • Dilation and Curettage (D & C) (removal of abnormal tissue from inside the uterus)
  • Loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP) (removal of abnormal tissue on the surface of the cervix)
  • Uterine endometrial ablation (removal of a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Novasure (customized type of Endometrial Ablation procedure)
  • Urogynecology (including pelvic reconstructive surgery)

Pregnancy Care

Optum’s obstetrical care department is dedicated to providing individualized care and support throughout your pregnancy, delivery and recovery. Our highly-skilled obstetrical specialists offer:

  • Planning for pregnancy
    • Family planning
    • Reproductive Medicine
    • Infertility testing and treatment
    • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
    • Preconception counseling
  • Prenatal care and testing
    • Prenatal visits
    • Birthing options
    •  Prenatal classes
  • Labor and delivery care
    • Fetal monitoring
    • Obstetrical anesthesia
    • Male infant circumcision
  • Postpartum care
    • Postpartum depression
    • Postpartum hemorrhage

Click here to learn more about reproductive medicine at Optum. 

Perinatal (high risk) care and support

We offer fetal motoring and treatment leading up to high risk pregnancy and after the delivery. Some risk factors and conditions our perinatal specialists treat are:

  • Preeclampsia (a condition characterized by high blood pressure)
  • Preterm birth ( when labor starts between weeks 20 – 37)
  • Slowed growth of the baby and low birth weight
  • Blood disorders
  • Maternal weight (being over or underweight)
  • Maternal age (special care for women under 17 and over 35)

Diabetes and other serious preexisting conditions

Midwifery / Doula

For many, midwives and/or doulas are an important part or addition to an expectant mother’s birth plan, especially if you are planning for a natural birth, or non-hospital birth. Midwives and doulas can provide you with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support.

Please note: Working with a midwife may not be an option for many women due to their personal health histories/situations. Consult your gynecologist about your birthing plan. 

At Optum, our certified nurse-midwives do more than deliver babies. They are trained to offer holistic and comprehensive gynecological care for life, including:

  • Annual check-ups
  • Health screenings
  • Family planning
  • Obstetrical care
  • Menopause symptom management
  • Senior care

Why work with a midwife?

  • Better chances of having a natural birth
  • Learn pain management techniques that can reduce your need for intervention, drugs, and even cesarean birth
  • Decreased risk of preterm birth
  • Lower costs for both clients and insurers
  • Increased chances of having a positive start to breastfeeding

Medical care and help

Your Optum gynecologist is an important partner in your overall health and it’s important to keep up with your annual visits and screenings.

To find OB/GYN care near you, visit our providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions.