OB-GYN Services


Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the specialty of medicine concerned with pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period.  Our dedicated team of health care providers and staff pride themselves in providing excellent quality of care in a warm, comfortable setting.

  • General Obstetrics Care

    We provide comprehensive obstetric care from preconception to postpartum. Our experienced medical team provides general services to guide women through each and every step of their pregnancy to ensure proper growth and development, as well as a successful delivery. Our facilities are also fully equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment to help make your pregnancy as simple and efficient as possible.

    During your pregnancy, you will visit our providers on a regular basis for physical examinations, blood tests and ultrasounds in order to monitor the growth and development of your baby. We will also discuss with you your options for the delivery process, and then work with you to ensure that labor and delivery is comfortable and stress-free. Postpartum care is also available to help women become acclimated to the motherhood lifestyle while maintaining their health as well.
  • Midwifery Care

    A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is an experienced registered nurse who has completed an accredited education program in nurse-midwifery and has passed a national certifying exam. Certified nurse-midwives provide prenatal care, deliver babies, and offer regular gynecologic care for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies.  Our nurse-midwives believe that birth is a natural and normal process. They take a personal approach to childbirth, stressing the importance of educational and emotional support for parents. Your nurse-midwife will provide you with comprehensive care, including childbirth education, nutrition and exercise counseling, breastfeeding instruction and early parenting information.
  • Infertility

    Our experienced team of obstetricians and midwives keep abreast of the most advanced treatment options to assist infertile women and men who wish to conceive children. Using the most advanced procedures and laboratories to increase the likelihood of conception, we are dedicated to helping couples suffering from infertility and recurrent early pregnancy losses, realize their dreams.

Gynecology

Gynecology is the specialty of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries). Besides routine well woman care, we evaluate and treat problems such as menstrual irregularities, urinary disorders, abnormal bleeding, and vaginal and pelvic infections. We also provide cancer screening.

Our team of providers have expertise in the gynecologic care of women from adolescence through menopause and beyond. We understand the importance of patience, gentleness and counseling in caring for adolescents beginning gynecological care. We also focus on the concerns of mature women such as hormone replacement therapy, sexual dysfunction and urinary problems.  All of our physicians continue to be at the forefront in our community in adopting new advances in both gynecologic surgery and non-surgical alternatives.

Gynecological Surgery

We perform our surgical procedures at UPMC Pinnacle Hanover and work closely with the finest health care professionals in the area to provide you and your family with the best medical care possible. Using advanced surgical techniques, our expert gynecologic surgeons diagnose and treat a wide variety of gynecologic conditions and disorders.

Gynecologic Conditions and Disorders We Treat

  • Endometriosis
  • Cysts
  • Infertility
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Excessively heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrheal)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Gynecological cancers

Gynecologic Procedures

  • Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic laproscopy to examine pelvic organs
  • Tubal ligation – during this surgical procedure of sterilization, the fallopian tubes are clamped and sealed to prevent eggs from reaching the uterus for fertilization
  • Fibroid removal for abnormal bleeding and infertility
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C) – the widening (dilation) of the cervix and surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus and/or contents of the uterus by scraping and scooping (curettage)
  • Hysteroscopy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse

Adolescent Gynecological Care

A young woman’s first gynecological examination should be a positive experience. Our thoughtful and caring providers can offer answers to the many questions that teens have today. We take pride in providing the kind of one-one-one care that makes you feel comfortable talking about your health in a safe and confidential environment.

Some common conditions for our adolescent population include:

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Menstrual irregularity – a significant variation in menstrual cycle length and flow
  • Ovarian cysts – fluid-filled sacs formed on the ovaries
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – a hormonal disorder of women in reproductive age, sometimes causing menstrual irregularity and excessive hair growth
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Pubertal menorrhagia (heavy periods)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

In-Office Sonography

Our office is equipped with the latest and most advanced ultrasound machines and is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The convenience of our accredited facility allows the patient to receive a high-quality examination from one of our registered sonographers and to have the results interpreted by the physician shortly thereafter. We have provided a TV monitor for the patient to view their sonogram during the exam. A sonogram takes about 30–60 minutes.

In gynecological evaluations, pelvic sonograms can be used for routine ovarian screenings––a valuable tool in the detection of ovarian cancer. We also use pelvic sonograms to determine the cause(s) of problems such as pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and irregular bleeding.

During pregnancy, we use sonograms to look at the growth and development of your baby. An early sonogram in the first trimester confirms the accuracy of your baby’s due date. At around 20 weeks of gestation, we provide a detailed evaluation of the baby’s anatomy and can determine the gender of your little one! Additional sonograms may be necessary in high-risk patients.