Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts. At May-Grant OB/GYN, located throughout Lancaster, PA, we are committed to providing comprehensive gynecological care tailored to the needs of women at every stage of life. From routine screenings and preventive care to the diagnosis and treatment of complex conditions, our dedicated team ensures that each patient receives the highest quality of care in a supportive and respectful environment.
Gynecology is the foundation of women’s health and is an area of medicine specializing in diagnosing and treating women’s health issues. Gynecology includes various services, exams, and treatments to help women maintain their health and sexual wellness.
At May-Grant OB/GYN, we maintain seven locations across Lancaster County to help women receive obstetrician and gynecological services. Our services include:
- Well-Woman Exams: Our wellness exams provide women throughout Lancaster County with annual physicals, pelvic exams, and breast exams to diagnose early warning signs of disease. As preventative measures, your wellness exam allows us to diagnose and treat your condition early before it causes problems in your day-to-day life.
- Cancer and STD Screenings: Alongside pelvic exams, our team can perform pap smears, colposcopies, mammograms, and cancer biopsies to detect early warning signs of cervical, breast, or ovarian cancer. Pap smears can also detect STDs and other viruses, such as HIV.
- Sexual Health Care: Our sexual health services help you understand and care for your reproductive health. Our team can provide birth control options as safe sex practices.
- Obstetrician Care and Delivery: At May-Grant OB/GYN, we provide mothers with resources to plan a safe delivery through prenatal visits, midwife services, and regular screenings to welcome their newborn to their family.
- In-Office Procedures: For in-office procedures, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners can provide endometrial biopsies, colposcopies, ablations, and more.
- In-House Lab Services: As part of our dedication to women’s health care, our practices across Lancaster have ultrasounds, MRI, CT, and laboratory equipment to provide in-house services for our community.
- Urinary Gynecology Services: Women facing bladder problems and incontinence issues associated with their health can benefit from our urogynecological services, including noninvasive procedures and physical therapy.
- Menopause Management: For women going through perimenopause or menopause, our team can provide treatments to minimize your menopause symptoms and help you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Women should see their gynecologist at least once a year for checkups and necessary health screenings. Young girls and teenagers should meet with their gynecologists between the ages of 13 to 15. By visiting our gynecologists, our team of women’s health experts at May-Grant OB/GYN can provide a comprehensive list of services to help prevent the onset of disease and help women through the stages of reproductive health.
Why Gynecological Care is Important
Regular gynecological care is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. It helps in:
- Early detection and treatment of reproductive health issues.
- Guidance and support for sexual health and contraceptive needs.
- Management of menopausal symptoms.
- Prevention of gynecological cancers through screenings.
The Gynecological Care Process
Our approach to gynecological care involves:
- Personalized Consultations: Understanding your health history, lifestyle, and any concerns or symptoms you may have.
- Comprehensive Examinations: Utilizing the latest diagnostic techniques and technologies to assess your reproductive health.
- Customized Treatment Plans: Developing a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs, preferences, and health goals.
- Preventive Care and Education: Providing guidance on preventive care measures and lifestyle choices to support your gynecological health.
We work with a certified team of midwives, nurse practitioners, and physicians to help you gain the most out of your healthcare. As a practice serving our communities for over 50 years, May-Grant OB/GYN has been voted the number one practice in the area by local newspapers for years because we dedicate ourselves to providing the best women’s healthcare possible. We strive for high-quality women’s health care for everyone and hope to join your journey toward better health.
Prevention and Education
We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and resources to take proactive steps in managing their gynecological health. This includes education on self-exams, understanding menstrual cycles, and recognizing signs and symptoms that should prompt a medical consultation.
With the right care and early intervention, most gynecological issues can be effectively managed or treated, leading to improved health outcomes and quality of life. Our team at May-Grant OB/GYN is dedicated to supporting you through every phase of your reproductive health journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often should I have a gynecological exam?
A: Most women should have an annual wellness exam, but the frequency of specific screenings like Pap smears may vary based on age and health history.
Q: What should I do if I experience painful periods?
A: Painful periods can be a sign of underlying conditions. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and personalized treatment options.
Q: Can gynecological issues affect fertility?
A: Yes, conditions like endometriosis and PCOS can impact fertility. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for those planning to conceive.
Q: Are there minimally invasive options for gynecological surgery?
A: Yes, we offer a variety of minimally invasive surgical options, which often result in quicker recovery times and less discomfort.
Prioritize Your Reproductive Health with May-Grant OB/GYN
Your gynecological health is an important aspect of your overall well-being. The team at May-Grant OB/GYN is here to provide expert, compassionate care for all your gynecological needs. Contact us at 717-397-8177 to schedule your appointment and take a proactive step towards maintaining your health and wellness.