Gynecologists are medical doctors who diagnose and treat diseases
of the female reproductive system.
Gynecologists perform surgeries, such as removal of the uterus
(hysterectomy) and ovaries (oophorectomy) and also can provide routine care,
such as Pap smears or breast examinations. Gynecologists may also practice
obstetrics (the management of pregnancy). They may further specialize in
gynecologic oncology (the care and treatment of women with cancers of the
reproductive organs) or reproductive endocrinology (the care and treatment of
women and men who have infertility problems).
Gynecologists can be board-certified through the Board of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical
August 17, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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