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Gynecology and Obstetrics

It’s important for women to begin seeing a gynecologist in their teens. Menstruation is just the first of many changes your body will go through. Your gynecologist helps you understand which changes are normal and which need treatment.

Sometimes you simply need an annual exam to help prevent problems or catch them early. And sometimes you need more specialized care, like medicine or surgery. Whether you’re looking for endometriosis treatment, menopause management or anything in between, you’ll find it at PeaceHealth.

Your care team may change through each decade of life. Team members include specialists in pregnancy (obstetrics), pelvic floor disorders and surgeons.

Gynecology care at PeaceHealth

Gynecologists at PeaceHealth provide care for  women’s Health at all ages.

Evaluations and testing for common and complex conditions

Diagnostic services are available at PeaceHealth for breast, gynecologic and obstetric conditions.

Access to free screenings

Lack of insurance shouldn’t keep you from having services that support your health and could save your life. Through our partnership with [local nonprofit], patients who qualify have access to some free exams.

Minimally invasive surgery

PeaceHealth offers robotic-assisted surgery to treat many gynecologic conditions. These include uterine fibroids, endometriosis and uterine cancer. Benefits of robotic surgery may include fewer scars, less pain and faster recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Types of abnormal bleeding include very heavy periods, absent periods and bleeding between periods.

Benign (noncancerous) gynecologic conditions

Benign gynecologic problems include lumps, cysts or noncancerous tumors. We treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and vaginal ulcers. We also manage benign breast conditions like fibroadenomas.

Bladder or bowel leakage (gynecology)

Loss of bladder or bowel control are called accidental urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. Urine or stool may suddenly leak. You may also need to visit the toilet urgently or more often.


This condition happens when endometrial (uterine) tissue grows outside the uterus. It can build up and form scar tissue in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder or bowel. Symptoms include heavy, painful periods and chronic pelvic pain.

Gynecological cancer

The gynecologic oncologists at PeaceHealth have special expertise in treating women’s cancer. These cancers include endometrial, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, uterine and ovarian.

Infections (gynecology)

Gynecologic infections may be caused by bacteria, fungus or viruses. They include yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Pelvic problems (gynecology)

Pelvic problems can include chronic pelvic pain (pain that lasts  more than six months) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility. We also treat pelvic organ prolapse, often caused by a weak pelvic floor.

Sexual health concerns (gynecology)

Gynecologists manage many sexual health concerns. Those include treating STDs and helping with problems like painful sex and low sex drive.

Treatments Provided

Diagnostic tests and imaging (gynecology)

Diagnostic services include cancer screenings (pap smears and breast exams) and tests to check gynecologic health or diagnose medical conditions. These include testing for infections, bone density scans (DEXA), ultrasounds, colposcopies (look at the cervix), hysteroscopies (look inside the uterus), and biopsies.

Menopause management

Your doctor will talk to you about what to expect during perimenopause (the time of transition into menopause) and what to expect when menopause itself actually occurs. The doctor will also help you manage symptoms. Care may include osteoporosis screenings, hormone replacement therapy and medicines for hot flashes or depression.

Pregnancy care

PeaceHealth offers routine and high-risk pregnancy services. These include prenatal checkups, childbirth classes, amniocentesis, antepartum care and delivery planning.

Surgery (gynecology)

Many PeaceHealth gynecologists and urogynecologists perform minimally invasive procedures, including robotic-assisted surgery, which may help you feel less pain and recover faster. Procedures include bladder suspension surgery, endometrial ablation (removes the endometrial lining), hysterectomy, myomectomy and sacrocolpopexy (repairs pelvic organ prolapse).

Wellness exams (gynecology)

Yearly visits that help your doctor assess your health and perform screenings. These may include a pelvic exam, pap smear and breast exam. Your doctor can also counsel you on topics like reproductive health, preventing STDs and menopause symptoms.

All Gynecology and Obstetrics Locations