Trust Our Personal Care When it Counts
Bay Area Physicians for Women is proud to be the foremost provider of gynecological services in the Mobile, Alabama region. Women trust our knowledge, experience and the unmatched level of personal care we offer to each and every patient.
Taking the time to address women’s special concerns
We spend time with our patients because we know women’s health requires personal attention. Here are some of the services we provide:
Even if you simply need a basic gynecological evaluation, our job is to fully understand your needs and your situation. That’s why we take your personal factors into account, including your life stage and health history. Our exams include breast and pelvic examination and we’ll also screen for any specific concerns, such as cancers, infections or hormonal imbalances.
Some women who experience abnormally heavy bleeding or unusually long menstrual periods may have this condition. If you have heavy periods, it’s important to get evaluated by a trusted professional and find out the cause and whether any treatment is needed.
Endometriosis happens when tissue that lines the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus. For many women, this can be a painful disorder and may require surgery in some cases. This condition can be very serious and cause a number of complications, including infertility. That’s why it’s important to consult with doctors who have the experience and knowledge available at Bay Area Physicians for Women.
When women are tested for cancer of the cervix at Bay Area Physicians for Women, they receive the benefit of our doctors’ knowledge and combined 230 years of experience. The Pap test is an important way to determine if a patient has any abnormal cells that could develop into cancer if left untreated.
Menopause can be a difficult hurdle for many women. The changes are unsettling at best and can be dramatic. At Bay Area Physicians for Women, we will do a thorough evaluation of your situation and your needs. We’ll measure hormonal changes and the symptoms involved in this change of life. Treatment can include lifestyle adjustments, hormone therapy and other pharmaceutical methods.
Birth control is a very personal concern, so we’ll make sure you find an option that fits your lifestyle and your situation.
Tubal ligation is a form of permanent birth control. If you decide to have your “tubes tied,” you’ll want to rely on a trusted, skilled surgeon.
Gynecologists use the term “prolapse” to discuss the gradual moving or “dropping” of an organ in the pelvic region to a lower position. The top of the vagina, the bladder, and the rectum are some of the organs that can prolapse. If a woman hasn’t had her uterus removed, it can also prolapse. The doctors at Bay Area Physicians for Women conduct careful pelvic exams as part of your routine visit and can determine if an organ has dropped. Then we can recommend treatment that can help remedy the situation.
Incontinence can affect many women, both young and old. It’s not a disease, but it can indicate an underlying health condition, such as a problem with a prior surgery, radiation, or injury from an accident. Sometimes incontinence can be caused by pregnancy, heavy lifting, obesity, or neurological conditions, among many other causes. At Bay Area Physicians for Women, we have the experience to know when incontinence is treatable and the best approach for the individual patient.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Many women take hormones to limit the symptoms of menopause, and HRT also can be used to treat osteoporosis. While HRT has become a fairly common treatment, it may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. Each woman’s individual risk can depend on her health history and lifestyle. Before starting HRT treatment, it’s a good idea to discuss the pros and cons with an experienced, knowledgeable health professional like the doctors and nurses at Bay Area Physicians for Women.
A hysteroscopic procedure can diagnose and treat problems of the uterus such as abnormal bleeding, and can also be used to determine if a mass in the uterus is cancerous. Certain sterilization techniques can also be done with the hysteroscope. During hysteroscopy, the doctors at Bay Area Physicians for Women use a tiny camera on a thin, lighted tube to examine the cervix and the inside of the uterus.
This treatment can control menstrual bleeding while avoiding a hysterectomy. It can also mean that treatment can be provided without an incision. It is just one of many minimally invasive procedures done at our practice.