Cervical cancer screening, which can include the Pap test and testing for human papillomavirus (HPV), is recommended for all women starting at 21 years of age with initiation of sexual activity.
The latest routine cervical cancer screening guidelines are as follows:
- Cervical cancer screening should start at age 21.
- Women aged 21–29 years should have a Pap test regularly.
- Women aged 30–65 years should have a Pap test and an HPV test (co-testing) regularly. It is acceptable to have a Pap test alone on a regular basis.
We will recommend when and what test you should have for routine screening based on the latest guidelines.
Although an annual Pap test is no longer recommended to all women, an annual gynecologic checkup is still one of the most important steps you can take in preventing disorders of the pelvic organs.
Complex gynecologic surgeries that once required large incisions and long recovery times are now being replaced by simple minimally
invasive procedures such as laparoscopy. These advances allow surgeons to perform their procedures through tiny incisions,
using a camera and small instruments. Up-to-date technology makes procedures like hysterectomies and myomectomies safer and shorter,
and reduces recovery time tremendously.
Our doctors may perform surgeries for you or refer you to an appropriate specialist depending on your needs.
PMS/PMDD (Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
PMS is a common condition related to menstrual periods and can include bloating, cramping, fatigue, moodiness, sleep irregularity and depression. PMDD is a severe form of PMS. Many women experience PMS in their lifetime, but symptoms can and should be treated professionally. There is no laboratory diagnosis of these conditions, but if they are interfering with your everyday life, they can be considered a serious health condition.
Choosing an appropriate method of contraception is an important decision that will impact a woman’s daily life.
Talking with your doctor about your options is essential to successful protection for you and your partner.
We will provide information about the different types of contraceptives and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Birth control methods have many different variables including frequency, convenience, permanence and effectiveness. It is important to take into consideration your lifestyle, age, health and previous experiences. The decision is ultimately yours, but our knowledge and experience can help you make the right choice.
We can also prescribe emergency contraception (known as the morning-after pill) at the clinic. If you had unprotected intercourse or failed with your regular method (missed pills, broken condom, etc.), emergency contraception can help prevent unplanned pregnancies.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a type of virus that causes genital warts. There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV, and some of them may increase the risk for cancer. While some types can cause genital warts, others will show no symptoms but can eventually lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina and anus. It is important to identify whether or not you have the cancer-causing, high-risk type of HPV.
While there is no cure for HPV, treatment for the symptoms caused by HPV, such as genital warts, cervical changes and cervical cancer, is available.
We offer HPV DNA typing test and vaccination.
Most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have no symptoms, so it is hard to know if you have been infected.
Periodic testing is recommended for anyone with multiple sexual partners, even if you are having protected sex using condoms.
We offer safe and confidential STD testing and treatment.
Many women going through menopause suffer from a wide range of symptoms including irregular bleeding, hot flashes, insomnia,
night sweats, fatigue, depression and more. There are several treatment options available to help relieve these symptoms,
and our doctors can help you decide which option is best for you.
Prescription medication with estrogen and progesterone, known as hormone replacement therapy, is a classic treatment for women to treat symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Patients can also seek alternative treatments for their individual symptoms and should be able to maintain an active and healthy life.
Advanced Ultrasound Examinations
Transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound exams are available at our clinic. Our latest medical ultrasound equipment with Doppler ultrasound, three-dimensional and four-dimensional (3D and 4D) capability enables us to have better and more informative images that help diagnose and monitor gynecologic problems such as a pelvic mass, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility.