General Obstetrics & Gynecology - Primary Care For Women
Our faculty of general obstetrician/gynecologists is a large group of doctors who are trained to care for a woman’s total health, including general care, pregnancy, gynecologic problems, and reproductive health care. In addition, some physicians focus on particular areas, such as alternatives for treatment of fibroid tumors, as noted below. You may also choose a midwife for your obstetric or gynecologic care. All those affiliated with the department are highly-trained, certified nurse-midwives, and each works in collaboration with one of our faculty physicians.
To find a general obstetrician-gynecologist or a midwife, click on the appropriate item in the Ob/Gyn Resource Section on the right side of this page. All contact information is included on each provider’s web page.
Alternatives to hysterectomy for uterine bleeding and fibroids
Women may face a variety of problems related to uterine fibroid tumors. These may include abnormal uterine bleeding, pain, infertility, and symptoms due to compression of abdominal organs by a large or misshapen uterus. Until recently, the only treatment options for such uterine problems were a hysterectomy or conservative management-essentially, benign neglect. Today, however, there are many alternatives available. Many members of our Gynecology Division are experts in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, which avoid large incisions by viewing the organs with a camera. Our late chairman emeritus, Robert S. Neuwirth, MD, pioneered the use of these procedures for treatment of uterine fibroids using a small fiber optic scope.
The division also offers the state-of-the-art treatment for abnormal vaginal bleeding, balloon ablation. This procedure was invented, developed, patented and tested by Dr. Neuwirth. Other division members specialize in resection of fibroids, that is, removal of fibroids without hysterectomy. Additionally, they perform uterine artery embolization, a technique that prevents abnormal bleeding by selectively blocking uterine arteries.