Wondering What It All Means?
An Insight Into Our Wide Range of Services
A myomectomy is a procedure in which the doctor removes uterine fibroids. The OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care offer several options for myomectomy, including minimally invasive myomectomy, open surgery when needed, and fertility-sparing myomectomy for women who aren't finished building their family. Washington D.C. area patients don't have to live with the pain, excessive bleeding, and other problems caused by fibroids any longer.
Birth control is an integral part of family planning, and it starts with finding the right medical doctor. At Capital Women's Care D.C., we educate our patients on the various birth control methods available to them, so they can make smart choices that fit perfectly with their goals and lifestyles. If you are looking to discuss birth control, make an appointment with us today.
Although entirely natural, menopause can be a confusing time for women. Our practice understands the challenges patients face during this transition and how to help manage the sometimes difficult symptoms. If you have hot flashes or other signs of menopause, call Capital Women’s Care to make an appointment to see what options are available.
Abnormal bleeding can happen at any point during a woman's life, although it's most common during the perimenopausal years (during the transition into menopause.) Our OB/GYNs can perform complete work-ups to determine the cause of abnormal bleeding. With a proper diagnosis, effective treatment can begin. Patients can get relief from abnormal bleeding and all the problems that may go along with it.
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
PMS can cause some uncomfortable symptoms including bloating, mood swings, depression, breast tenderness, and skin breakouts. With problems like these, there's no doubt that women suffering from this problem want effective treatments that work quickly. We are here to help their patients get the treatment they need, whether it's recommendations for over-the-counter remedies, prescription medications, or other treatments.
A colposcopy is a very specialized test, but one that happens right here in the D.C. office of Capital Women’s Care. That is a big plus for patients who need additional screening to rule out conditions such as cervical cancer. It provides a close view of tissue that might be affected by certain conditions and allows one of the GYN specialists to do a biopsy to rule out cancer.
A Pap smear is one of the most important screening tests for women. The specialists here recommend that all their patients get a Pap smear at least once every three to five years if they are between the ages of 21 and 65, and more often if there is a high risk of cervical cancer. It is the best way to detect changes in the cervix that might indicate the possible development of cancer and allow for early treatment. If it’s been more than five years since your last Pap smear, call Capital Women’s Care to make an appointment for an exam.
Endometriosis can be more than just painful. It can become crippling and prevent sufferers from living a normal life in some cases. At Capital Women's Care, we are here for patient support, and we are ready to deliver long-term care and treatments. From medications to surgery, the doctors at Capital Women's Care will help their patients cope with and even beat endometriosis.
The OB specialists at Capital Women’s Care are some of the most highly recognized in the country. Women at all stages of their pregnancies come to this practice because it covers all the bases. Having a baby is a trying time, so knowing you're working with the best doctors in the field relieves some of that burden, especially if you're facing complications such as multiple gestations or a high-risk pregnancy.
Fertility means being able to bear children, but it’s not always easy. That’s why we provide fertility counseling to our patients. It might be as simple as changing birth control for a woman who might want to get pregnant in a few months or be more complex (such as diagnosing an infertility problem). If you have questions about fertility, make an appointment at Capital Women’s Care to meet with some of our specialists.
Fibroids can be anywhere from the size of a seed to a mass that pushes the uterus outwards. That diversity sometimes makes them difficult to detect and manage. Most women experience fibroids at some point, but they don’t always know it. Others suffer each month with heavy periods and unexplained pain. If you suspect you might have uterine fibroids, give us a call today.
An untreated sexually transmitted disease can have serious consequences, such as infertility. That’s why the OB/GYN specialists at Capital Women’s Care in D.C. recommend regular screening for their patients. Testing is discrete, and it's a responsible health measure for any woman who is sexually active, especially if she is trying to have a baby or is single with a variety of partners.
Gestational diabetes is a problem for many women during pregnancy, even if they've never had signs of diabetes in the past. While gestational diabetes is a severe condition, it's something that the OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care deal with very efficiently. From diagnosis of gestational diabetes to the effective management of the condition, the practitioners at this office show that D.C. area patients can have a healthy pregnancy, even with gestational diabetes.
Laparoscopy is a simple and minimally invasive surgical procedure. The OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care perform this procedure for diagnostic purposes, and it's also used to remove ovarian cysts and even in a hysterectomy. One of the most significant advantages of laparoscopy is that it's much less invasive than open surgery (traditional surgery with large incisions.) Thanks to its less intrusive nature, our patients can expect an easier and faster recovery.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
Bacterial vaginosis and other minor vaginal infections can be scary and uncomfortable. Our medical professionals offer reassurance and comprehensive treatment along with education about how to prevent infections in the future. A few lifestyle changes might be all it takes to make bacterial vaginosis a thing of the past. If you have unexplained discharge, make an appointment with us today.
A clinical breast exam at Capital Women's Care includes a careful examination that checks general breast health while looking for signs of problems like cysts and fibroadenomas. The OB/GYNs are happy to provide mammogram referrals for our patients in the D.C. area and beyond. Breast exams are an essential part of not only health and wellness but also peace of mind.