Gynecology Specialist

Mott Women Healthcare

OB-GYN located in Lower Manhattan, New York

The expert OB/GYN team at Mott Women Healthcare provides a full spectrum of gynecology services, from annual well-woman exams to treating conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you need excellent gynecologic care, don’t hesitate to call their office in the New York City, or book an appointment online.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is the medical specialty that focuses on women’s health and the female reproductive system, which includes the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and breasts. Mott Women Healthcare has a team of highly skilled and compassionate gynecologists who treat a broad range of conditions, such as:

  • Issues relating to pregnancy and fertility
  • Concerns with menstrual cycles and periods
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Cancers of the reproductive system
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts

The gynecology team at Mott Women Healthcare serves all patients with female sex organs, whether or not they identify as women.

When should I see a gynecologist?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends adolescent girls have their first gynecologic exam between ages 13-15. After that, it’s important to continue annual exams throughout life.

Even if you feel perfectly healthy, you should schedule an appointment for a well-woman exam at Mott Women Healthcare at least once per year. These annual exams involve routine screening for women’s reproductive cancers, such as cervical cancer, and other diseases that are easiest to treat when caught early.

Additionally, regular visits to Mott Women Healthcare build a trusting relationship between you and your provider. This may make you more comfortable discussing sensitive topics, such as sexual wellness. 

What should I expect at my first gynecologist visit?

For teenagers, your first visit to Mott Women Healthcare may simply involve a standard physical exam and an external exam of your vulva. Your provider may also ask questions about your menstrual period and sexual activity.

These exams are an excellent opportunity for you to address any concerns you may have, such as heavy menstrual bleeding or painful periods. You can also ask questions about sex and sexual wellness, including:

  • Birth control
  • STD prevention
  • Sexual relationships

After age 21, you start to get pelvic exams and Pap tests. During a Pap test, your provider at Mott Women Healthcare inserts a speculum into your vagina and swabs the surface of your cervix to collect a cell sample. Then, they send this sample to a lab to check for abnormal or precancerous changes.

If you need expert gynecology services in a welcoming atmosphere, call Mott Women Healthcare or book an appointment online today.