What Do OBGYNs Do?

what do obgyns doOBGYNs care for and treat women during prenatal, natal, and postnatal periods. They explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients. They specialize in women’s reproductive health issues, and deliver babies. One of the main responsibilities of an OBGYN is to treat diseases of the female organs. Other responsibilities include diagnosing and treating any problems or issues a woman may have with her reproductive system. Some OBGYNs offer a wide range of general health services similar to your primary care doctor, including routine medical tests and preventive screenings, while others focus on the medical care of the female reproductive system.

A gynecologist treats the overall health of a female patient, beginning with teenagers and spanning the various phases of life of women, up through menopause and beyond. Conditions addressed include treatment of problems or diseases of the reproductive system, such as breast issues, hormonal problems, pelvic disorders, cancer of the cervix, ovarian cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and uterine problems. A gynecological procedure includes treatment for benign conditions, incontinence, infertility, and cancer.

Some procedures an OBGYN may perform include: • Novasure Endometrial Ablation • Essure Tubal Ligation • Adhesiolysis • Hysterectomy • Laparoscopic hysterectomy • Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation • Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery • Colposcopy • Placement and removal of intrauterine device (IUD) • Cervical biopsy • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

OBGYNs can conduct office visits, perform surgery, and assist with labor and delivery. Some OBGYNs provide services through a solo or private practice. Others do so as part of a larger medical group or hospital. Obstetric and gynecologic surgery refers to procedures that are performed to treat a variety of conditions affecting the female reproductive organs, including the vagina, the uterus, the ovaries, and the fallopian tubes. Here at Colorado Obstetrics and Women’s Health we provide you with the personalized, comprehensive care you deserve for all phases of your life, not just when you are carrying a child. We are dedicated to providing Colorado’s female population with complete healthcare for every age and condition.

If you are looking for an OBGYN, give us a call today at (719) 634-8800 to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly women’s health professionals. We look forward to helping you achieve your best health.