Dr. de la Peña offers complete women wellness assessments. It is our mission to provide the highest quality care.
What is a gynecologist?
Gynecology is the field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, and cervix.
When should I have my first gynecologist visit?
Our doctor recommends females to have their first gynecologist visit between the ages of 13 and 17. Although most first visits do not involve a pelvic exam, we do want to talk to you about your health and what you should expect at later appointments.
Why are women's wellness exams important?
A women’s wellness exam is extremely important, as it involves a number of essential health screenings such as a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and other changes or concerns regarding your reproductive health. For example, if you are experiencing irregular or heavy periods, side effects from your birth control, fertility concerns, concerns about menopause, then these are things you should discuss during your exam.
What is laparoscopy surgery?
Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a diagnostic surgical procedure that is done to examine the abdominal and pelvic cavities, the ovaries and fallopian tubes, and the outside of the uterus. During the procedure, your doctor can also make surgical corrections to the pelvic structures that are damaged or abnormal if necessary.
Why are VBACs preferred?
Vaginal births after a C-section are preferred for a number of reasons, including:
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