WELL WOMAN EXAMS
Well Woman Exams...
Well woman visits are exams geared specifically to the health needs of women. Rather than visiting the doctor when you're ill, a well visit occurs when you're feeling fine. OBGYNs specialize in women's health issues, so you receive the tests and health screenings a woman needs to stay as healthy as possible at every age.
Prenatal care is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your baby is as healthy as possible, both during pregnancy and following birth. By ensuring you do all you can to keep yourself and your developing baby healthy during pregnancy, you set the stage for a healthier infancy and childhood. In fact, some studies have shown getting proper prenatal care can even have an impact on your child's health well into adulthood. Regular prenatal visits also help identify potentially serious health risks and treat them appropriately so you an reduce your risks of complications during pregnancy and delivery.
HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS
High Risk Obstetrics...
High-risk pregnancies are pregnancies in which the mother or baby or both have a higher chance of developing complications during pregnancy or delivery. Sometimes, preexisting health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes make your pregnancy high-risk right form the start. Other women may develop problems during pregnancy that can put their health or their baby's health at risk. Having regular prenatal exams is the best way to “catch” issues that could make your pregnancy a high risk. Some of the most common causes of high-risk pregnancies include:
- gestational diabetes
- hypertension of pregnancy (preeclampsia)
- older age
- alcohol or drug use
- carrying multiple babies in a single pregnancy
- having multiple prior miscarriages
- issues with the placenta or uterus
- history of problems in prior pregnancies
- genetic disorders
Contraception & Birth Control
Contraception & Birth Control...
Today, there are lots of options to help you get the birth control that's easiest and most convenient for you. Some popular options include intrauterine devices (IUDs), tiny, plastic devices that are implanted in your uterus to prevent pregnancy, and diaphragms which serve as a barrier to sperm and work in conjunction with a spermicide. Some women prefer the newer types of birth control that use a tiny implant in your arm to release birth control medication on a regular basis. Discussing all your options is important so you can decide which one sounds right for you. And of course, if you're done having children, you may also want to consider a tubal ligation which prevents eggs from reaching your uterus so they can't be fertilized.
Dr. Sura performs several types of gynecological surgeries to help patients with a wide array of medical issues and concerns. Some of the most common include:
- hysterectomy – removal of the uterus
- tubal ligation – a contraceptive procedure that;s considered permanent and that closes off the fallopian tubes so eggs cannot be fertilized
- fibroid removal – removal of fibrous masses of muscle tissue that grow inside the uterus
- treatment for ectopic pregnancy, or pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus
Did you know? There are 2 types of pregnancy tests. They both test for the presence of b-HCG, a hormone that is elevated during pregnancy.
Urine pregnancy tests are commonly used and available at stores. These tests do not detect pregnancy until 2 weeks after conception! They can only detect whether b-HCG is present or not and are only 97% accurate.
Blood pregnancy tests involves taking a small sample of blood for laboratory evaluation. With this method, we are able to test the exact level of the b-HCG hormone for a more accurate result. This test also can be performed as soon as 7 days after conception.