Gynecology, which often overlaps with obstetrics, is the medical specialty that cares for the health of the female reproductive system.
SSM Health gynecologists provide comprehensive and compassionate care to women through all phases of their life. Whether you need an annual exam or have a more complex health concern, our team of gynecologists can help. Start focusing on your health and find an SSM Health gynecologist nearest to you.
Gynecological Conditions Treated
Our gynecologists provide a full range of care from general health to the detection and treatment of more complex conditions of the female reproductive system, including:
Importance of a Regular Gynecological Exam
Annual gynecological exams - or well-woman exams - are an important part of preventive health care for every woman. They provide you an opportunity to ask questions, address any health concerns you may have and learn about risk factors for new problems that may arise in the future.
During an annual exam, your doctor will assess your overall health, perform a physical exam of the pelvis and breasts and screen for common diseases. Because conditions like cervical cancer and ovarian cancer have minimal signs or symptoms until they are advanced, an annual exam can help detect these earlier, improving treatment outcomes.
Even if you don’t think you have a problem, an annual well-woman exam plays an important role in improving your overall health and well-being. Find an SSM Health location near you, and schedule an appointment with one of our gynecologists today.