meet our educational objectives, the Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology is organized around four main divisions: Gynecology and
Urodynamics, High-Risk Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology,
and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
The following is a description of the goals and scope of the various sections in the department.
Gynecology and Urodynamics: The
Benign Gynecology Division provides residents with extensive experience
in the evaluation and treatment of common gynecologic problems such as
heavy menses, uterine myomas, endometriosis, painful menses, pelvic
pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic relaxation, colposcopy,
contraception, and primary care. Our purpose is to provide as extensive
as possible exposure to and education in gynecology especially
gynecologic surgery. We have as a major goal to turn out well educated
and confident pelvic surgeons. Our residents gain extensive experience
in the operating room as the primary surgeon operating under the
supervision of faculty who are committed to resident education and
quality patient care. Our program benefits greatly by being responsible
for providing care to a large number of patients with extensive and
diverse gynecologic pathology.
High-risk Maternal Fetal Medicine: Our
departmental activities in perinatal medicine are coordinated with the
Department of Pediatrics to provide integrated infant and fetal care.
We Provide Services for:
- Maternal Complications. Specialists
in Maternal Fetal Medicine in conjunction with specialists in Internal
Medicine are available to see women with medical complications such as
chronic hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, venous thromboembolic
disorders, hematological disorders, pulmonary diseases, gastrointestinal
disorders, renal disease, collagen vascular disease and neoplastic
- Fetal Complications. Faculty physicians
provide consultation and management of patients referred for fetal
complications such as Rh disease, intrauterine growth retardation
macrosomia, hydramnios, evidence of fetal distress, or other such
possible fetal abnormalities.
- Obstetrical Complications. Specialists are
available for those pregnancies complicated by premature labor,
premature rupture of the membranes, pregnancy induced hypertension,
chorioamnionitis, unexplained vaginal bleeding, and other obstetrical
Other Areas of Speical Interest to the Faculty Include:
Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetics. Specialists
are available for the prenatal detection, evaluation and genetic
counseling of patients and/or pregnancies complicated by genetic
disorders. This service is also available for any fetal abnormalities
detected during the course of pregnancy. Procedures offered include
amniocentesis, fetal blood sampling, chorionic villous sampling and
Faculty members provide comprehensive care for the patients with known
or reported gynecologic cancer. Complete diagnostic evaluations, radical
surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, colposcopy and laser
surgery are available.
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI): Evaluation,
diagnosis, and treatment of all endocrine and reproductive disorders
including: abnormal menses, amenorrhea, infertility, pregnancy loss,
ovulatory problems, uterine or tubal abnormalities, reproductive tract
surgery, endometriosis, and menopause. Male problems are also treated as
part of a comprehensive approach to infertility.