What is a gynecologist? A gynecologist is a medical doctor that diagnoses and treats a woman’s reproductive and sexual organs which include the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The gynecologist also performs breast examinations. The gynecologist (What is gynecology?) is often called an obgyn doctor because both obstetrics and gynecology are often practiced together. The gynecologist will diagnose endometrial cancer, prolapsed bladder, dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), pelvic pain, excessive vaginal bleeding, premenstrual syndrome¬† (see what is PMS), endometriosis (see what is endometriosis) and other complaints having to do with the female¬† reproductive and genitourinary systems.
What is a gynecologist? A gynecologist performs vaginal surgery, D and C procedure, and hysterectomies (see “what is a hysterectomy”). There are gynecologists that specialize in gynecologic oncology (cancer) and others in robotic surgery (see: what is robotic surgery). One of the best known robotic hysterectomy surgeons is Dr. Simon Weiss with the Specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology Center in Florida. The gynecologists diagnose endometrial cancer symptoms such as bleeding between periods and bleeding after menopause and pelvic pain. Endometriosis symptoms such as dysmenorrhoea (very painful periods), infertility, painful urination and bowel movements, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, heavy bleeding during and between periods, and painful intercourse are diagnosed by the gynecologist. Dr. Weiss has brought together a large team of gynecologic surgeons trained in both oncology and robotic surgery (see robotic hysterectomy) to help patients not just from Florida, New York, Chicago, and California but for women around the world.
A gynecologist also diagnoses and treats fibroids, also known as myomas, which are noncancerous growths on the surface of the uterus and in the wall of the uterus. In most cases uterine fibroids do not have to be treated, however if they cause pain or bleeding they may be removed surgically. Gynecologists will diagnose uterine fibroids with a vaginal ultrasound study, MRI, and/or a hysteroscopy to confirm the number, location and size of the uterine fibroids. Our gynecology surgeons perform the open, laparoscopic and robotic myomectomy depending on the position, amount, and size of the uterine fibroids. Women also chose to have a myomectomy so that they may conceive.
What is a gynecologist? When assessing your gynecologist their credentials, reputation, attention to detail, associates, facilities, along with a great one to one experience can help you to determine the doctor(s) with the best obstetrics and gynecology practice for your future. Women from around the world come to the Specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology offices in South Florida because of the top gynecologists, the world class facilities, and to have their gynecologic procedures done in the beautiful surroundings from Miami to Fort Lauderdale to the Palm Beaches. Our gynecologists are also obstetricians (see What is an obstetrician?). Our obstetricians care for you from early pregnancy to labor and delivery and are trained in high risk pregnancy, alleviating pelvic pain during pregnancy, to giving birth in all methodologies. You can call (954) 538-1300 or (305) 518-4100 to make an appointment or request an appointment online for the day and time that fits your schedule.

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