Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vulva and/or vagina.  Vaginitis is quite common and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates that as many as one-third of women will experience vaginitis during their lifetime. There are different causes of vaginitis, such as: Yeast Infections Also known as candidiasis, yeast infections are one of the […]

Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs outside of normal menses or during the postmenopausal period. There are multiple things that can cause abnormal bleeding, and some are more serious than others. Therefore, it is always recommended to speak with your gynecologist if you are experiencing abnormal bleeding. Did You Know? The average menstrual cycle […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective way to relieve severe menopause symptoms caused by a drop in estrogen production. During menopause, the body produces less estrogen, which can cause hot flashes, night sweats, mood fluctuation, weight gain, vaginal dryness, and painful sex. HRT uses medication containing estrogen, progesterone, or both these hormones to minimize […]

Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection passed from skin to skin and/or sexual contact during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. There are many different strains of HPV. Although most forms of HPV don’t cause any health problems, there are a few strains that can cause genital warts and cancers affecting the anus, cervix, or […]

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is the latest technology for gynecologic surgery. This surgical approach allows gynecologic surgeons to operate on patients through the use of several robotic arms. One of these robotic arms holds a camera to provide surgeons with enhanced visibility of the treatment site, while the other arms are used to perform the […]


Endometriosis is a condition where the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium, grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis can result in endometrial tissue to grow on the ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining the pelvis. Since endometrial tissue is affected by the hormones responsible for menstruation regardless of its location, misplaced endometrial tissue can […]

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on the ovaries. The vast majority of ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms. In some cases, however, treatment may be needed for a symptomatic or abnormally large ovarian cyst. There are different types of ovarian cysts, such as: Functional Ovarian Cysts Functional ovarian cysts are the most […]

Sexual Health

Your sexual health is an important aspect of your overall health. There are several components of sexual health that include being physically healthy, having respectful and healthy sexual relationships, knowing what types of sexual health services are needed, and using the right type of contraceptive method for your reproductive goals. Preventative care such as pelvic […]


A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure during which the uterus is removed.  Hysterectomies can be performed as an open surgery, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. In most cases, a minimally-invasive approach is the preferred method for hysterectomies, however certain situations may require open surgery. There are different types of hysterectomies that remove different structures, such […]

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a term used to describe pain in or around the female reproductive organs. This pain generally occurs in the pelvic region and in the lower abdomen below the belly button. Pain in this region could imply an issue affecting the cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, uterus, or ovaries. There are various conditions that […]