Gynecology Specialist

Interior Women's Health -  - Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Interior Women's Health

Board Certified OB-GYNS, Midwives & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Fairbanks, AK

The health of your reproductive and urinary systems is fundamental to your overall well-being and deserves the most specialized care. At Interior Women's Health in Fairbanks, Alaska, the team provides comprehensive gynecology services and expert care for women throughout their lives. Call Interior Women's Health today to find out more or use the online form to book an appointment.

Gynecology Q&A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is the branch of health care that focuses on women's health and the female reproductive system, including the effects of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Doctors who wish to specialize as gynecologists train in women's health after completing a medical degree. They typically study obstetrics as well, which is the care of women before, during, and after pregnancy. That's why most gynecologists are OB/GYNs, even if they choose to focus only on gynecology after completing their studies.

Gynecology covers related areas of health care like urinary tract problems as well, due to the reproductive and urinary systems being so closely related.

Why would I need to see a gynecologist?

The gynecologists at Interior Women's Health are experts in all conditions relating to women's health, from puberty, through your fertile years, menopause, and into older years. They have specialized skills and onsite facilities for diagnosing and treating a comprehensive range of gynecological conditions, including:

  • Yeast and bacterial infections
  • Menstrual problems
  • Painful intercourse
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Ovarian and cervical cancers
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)

You should contact Interior Women's Health if you have any symptoms affecting your reproductive organs or urinary tract, such as pain, swelling, discharge, or any other changes.

Your gynecologist can help with expert advice on birth control and can fit contraceptive intrauterine devices (IUDs). They also provide hormone replacement therapy for women experiencing unpleasant symptoms of menopause.

Even if you don't have any gynecological symptoms, you should have a well-woman exam at least once a year at Interior Women's Health.  These exams are important in helping to identify serious conditions like cervical cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective.

Does gynecology involve surgical procedures?

Whenever possible, your gynecologist at Interior Women's Health uses nonsurgical approaches to diagnose and treat your condition. Where a procedure is necessary, they use minimally invasive techniques to manage conditions like pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, ovarian cysts and masses, and fibroid tumors.

Procedures the team specializes in include:

  • Novasure® endometrial ablation
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Loop excision electrocautery procedure
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysterectomy

They also have considerable experience in using MonaLisa Touch® laser technology for the effective treatment of menopausal vaginal conditions.

Find out more about these and other gynecological services available by calling Interior Women's Health today or book an appointment online.