Brook Thomson, MDObstetrics Gynecology
Cristina Wallace Huff, MDObstetrics Gynecology
Sarah Vanarendonk, MDObstetrics Gynecology
Every person is different, and so is every gynecological situation. Our providers work with you to determine the best treatment plan.
This might be a wait-and-see approach, symptom management, medication or surgery. You may have a range of treatments available to you, depending on your situation. We provide as many options as possible to ensure you have the best outcome.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation: Pelvic floor rehabilitation involves various forms of physical therapy and other services to treat conditions such as incontinence, overactive bladder, postpartum pain, pelvic organ prolapse and more.
Gynecological cancer treatments: After a surgical procedure has removed as much of the cancer as possible, chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be used.
Fertility treatments: Depending on the cause of infertility, you may have several options for assistance in getting pregnant. These options can range from medication to surgery.
Dilation and curettage: Also called a D&C or sometimes D&E (dilation and evacuation), a dilation and curettage is a procedure in which the provider dilates the cervix and removes abnormal tissue from the lining of the uterus.
Endometrial ablation: During an endometrial ablation, your doctor will destroy a thin layer of the uterine lining using either heat or cold. The procedure is used to stop or lessen heavy menstrual bleeding.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP): During the loop electrosurgical excision procedure, a heated wire will be used to remove abnormal or cancerous tissue in the vagina or cervix.
Suspension surgery: Using robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy, a surgeon can treat bladder, vaginal vault or uterine prolapse. Prolapse occurs when one of these organs sags down because of weakened support, which can happen due to childbirth, aging, a previous procedure or another condition.
Gynecological cancer surgery: Surgery may be the first option for gynecological cancer—including cervical, uterine, ovarian or another type of pelvic cancer. Minimally invasive options are used when possible, and sometimes robotic-assisted surgery also can be used.
Hysterectomy: During a hysterectomy, the uterus and sometimes other parts of a woman’s reproductive system are removed. It often can be performed with minimally invasive robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Sometimes a traditional abdominal hysterectomy is needed.
Tubal ligation: Also known as “getting your tubes tied,” a tubal ligation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that cuts or blocks the fallopian tubes to permanently prevent future pregnancies.
Emergency Gynecology Care
Our 24-hour women’s emergency room dedicated to gynecology and obstetrics is staffed with specialists around-the-clock to treat sudden, serious gynecological symptoms. We can treat abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or pregnancy complications.
The OB/GYN emergency room is currently at University Hospital on the fourth floor, separate from the general emergency room.