Gynecology at Christ Hospital
Gynecology is a great career for people who want to make good money and help women. It is a field that allows you to be your own boss and get paid well from the start.
OB/GYN specialists at The Christ Hospital Health Network provide pregnancy, labor and delivery services, and routine well-woman care. They are recognized for their patient-centered approach and expertise in obstetrics and gynecology.
Gynecology is the medical specialty that focuses on women’s reproductive system. Gynecologists treat a variety of conditions, including abnormal vaginal bleeding and menstrual cramps. They also provide treatment for pelvic pain and urinary tract infections. In addition, gynecologists offer counseling on sexual health and birth control.
If you are interested in becoming a Gynecologist, you will need to first complete a five-year MBBS program. This is one of the most difficult exams, so it is important to prepare well for it. You will then need to complete an internship or senior residency.
The Christ Hospital Health Network is a leading teaching facility, offering the latest in obstetrics and gynecology. Our obstetrics and gynecology department has many different subspecialties, including oncology, urogynecology, family planning, adolescent medicine, infertility endocrinology and high-risk obstetrics. The hospital is home to the Pelvic Floor Center, which is one of the only centers of its kind in the region. It offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for pelvic pain, urinary tract infections and abnormal pap smears.
OB/GYNs are surgeons, but unlike urologists, their patients are generally awake during their exam. This means that doctors must be empathetic and tactful because they are touching intimate parts of their female patients.
After medical school, OB/GYNs complete a four-year residency program in which they receive training focused on obstetrics and gynecology. The obstetrics portion of the practice focuses on pre-conception through birth and post-pregnancy care, including vaginal and cesarean deliveries.
The gynecology part of the practice includes routine gynecologic exams, treating pelvic pain, vulva and vaginal infections, and providing contraception options. Gynecologists also perform surgeries such as hysterectomies and are trained to diagnose problems with the pelvic floor, including muscle and connective tissue that supports the bladder and bowels.
Many women visit OB/GYNs for their annual well-woman exam, or when they have pelvic pain, menstrual irregularities, urinary tract issues or uterine fibroids. Depending on their health needs, OB/GYNs may also be able to treat conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Birthing centers offer a more home-like setting for low-risk pregnant women. They can be attached to a hospital or be freestanding. They are often staffed by midwives and nurses. They can also have a birthing tub and ambient lighting to make them feel more like home.
They can also allow more people to stay with the mother during her labor and delivery. This is a major benefit if you want your entire family to be there for your birth. Hospitals typically limit the number of people who can be in a room.
It’s important to look at your doctor’s credentials and choose a hospital that will be the best fit for your needs. For example, you should know whether they have a good record of handling complications during childbirth. You should also find out if they have a doctor on call during the hours that you’ll be delivering. This information can help you decide which hospital to use for your delivery.
Pelvic Floor Center
Many men and women have pelvic floor disorders that can be easily treated by a team of specialists. Our Pelvic Floor Center is one of the few comprehensive programs in the country that provides urogynecology, urology and physical therapy all under one roof by a single specialized team.
The pelvic floor is a complex hammock-shaped network of muscles that hold organs in place, contract to stop urine and feces from exiting the body when they shouldn’t and help birth babies, among other things. When these muscles become weak or dysfunctional, a variety of symptoms can develop including urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction and anorectal pain.
The physical therapists at our pelvic floor centers offer a full range of therapies that improve muscle strength, coordination and control of the pelvic muscles. They also teach bladder training and Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles. They also offer electrical stimulation that delivers visual or auditory feedback to the muscles and can reduce pain, spasms and weakness.