At WHASN Southwest, we believe a woman should see a gynecologist once a year for Preventative Care. Our Providers follow ACOG Primary Care Screening Guidelines for all age groups.Our Board Certified Physician performs most Gynecologic surgeries, including Pelvic and Reconstructive surgery.
While there is no specific age for a girl to start seeing a gynecologist, it’s recommended she begin her visits between the ages of 13-15, or sooner if she is experiencing any reproductive system concerns.
Comprehensive sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening is performed at WHASN Southwest The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine-Gardasil, is provided at our office.
The annual physical exam includes a urine sample, an external and internal pelvic exam, pap smear, and a breast exam. As part of your exam, you will be asked questions about your family history, current health, and sexual activity. You can also expect to be asked questions about your menstrual cycle, sexual activity and partners, contraception, STD prevention, pregnancies, illnesses, surgeries, and drug and alcohol use.
Some of these questions will be quite personal in nature but it is important that you answer honestly. Do not let shyness be a health risk. You should have complete confidence that what you say is kept confidential.
Your annual gynecological exam is also a time for you to ask any questions that you may have. There are no wrong questions to ask when it comes to your personal health and the more knowledge you have about your body, the more confidence you can have about taking care of it.
Most methods of contraception will be provided including oral contraceptive pills, hormonal vaginal ring, the patch, Nexplanon, Mirena IUD, Kyleena IUD, Lilleta, natural family planning, and permanent sterilization.
Inflamed and excessive endometrial tissues growing outside of the uterus can cause a painful (mild to severe) condition called endometriosis. We offer both medical and surgical treatment options.
Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous). Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with. Some have pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. Treatment for uterine fibroids depends on your symptoms, and we will determine a treatment plan that will work best for you.
The infertile couple requires counseling and commitment by both the couple and the Provider. The Infertility work-up and initial treatment can take several months to complete. If Advanced Reproductive Technology is needed, you will be referred to a Reproductive/Endocrinologist for advanced diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Singh is an expert laparoscopic surgeon. He has been a national educator in advanced surgeries including Robotic, Laparoscopic and Vaginal Hysterectomy. Laparoscopic surgery is performed through a series of small incisions on the abdomen, through which instruments and a video camera are inserted to accomplish the surgery. Please find more information regarding surgery under the surgical care tab.