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A gynecologist is devoted to the reproductive care of women, handling mammograms, pap smears uterine or vaginal infections, cancer of the reproductive organs, fertility problems, contraception. They may also perform surgical procedures such as tubal ligations and hysterectomies.
An Obstetrician deals with women during pregnancy and for a short time after pregnancy. Obstetricians also monitor and care for the health of the fetus. They perform regular ultrasounds, generally during the 12th week and 20th week of pregnancy to determine the health of the fetus. Exams are performed on a regular basis during pregnancy to identify any complications such as ectopic pregnancy, fetal distress and pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure). They perform vaginal deliveries and delivery by surgical Cesarean when necessary.
At Oaklawn, our physician’s provide both gynecological and obstetric services- delivering babies and treating female reproductive organs. Oaklawn’s Birth Center delivers over 800 babies a year, and our staff regularly receives high marks for patient satisfaction.