Obstetrics & Gynecology
Einstein Healthcare Network provides people throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County with high-quality, full-service gynecologic care. From preventive medicine and screenings to advanced treatments, Einstein’s OBGYN specialists work closely with people of all ages to deliver compassionate, personalized care.
The key to good gynecologic health involves yearly checkups with your specialist. Einstein’s OBGYN physicians provide care including gynecology screenings, care of menopause-related conditions, preventive health screenings and Pap smears.
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery offers on-site infertility evaluations in collaboration with Abington Reproductive Medicine.
Einstein’s Family Planning Health Services Program in Philadelphia is staffed by caring, supportive team members who provide comprehensive education, counseling and treatment options for individuals and couples throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Our providers specialize in family planning and are committed to ensuring that each patient is fully informed.
Staying healthy after menopause requires a whole new set of rules. Decreased levels of hormones put you at risk for a number of illnesses, including heart disease and osteoporosis. One-on-one consultations with doctors who are experts at treating menopause are available at Einstein.
Einstein’s expert staff performs the highest number of fibroid-related surgeries in the region using the latest techniques and state-of the-art equipment. The results are faster healing with less scarring. Director Jay Goldberg, MD, an industry-leading researcher, along with the team at the Philadelphia Fibroid Center, will work with each patient to determine the best course of treatment for common fibroid-related conditions.
Urogynecology focuses on conditions relating to the pelvic floor muscles that support pelvic organs. Our team of specialists treats people for urinary, reproductive and gastrointestinal issues related to the pelvic floor.
Our expert specialists treat the full range of gynecologic cancers, coordinating care throughout several departments.
Frequently Asked Questions
A gynecologist is a physician who specializes in female reproductive health. A gynecologist may help women with a range of issues ranging from sexual health and fertility and by diagnosing and treating conditions such as endometriosis, breast cancer, and cancers of the reproductive tract.
During your gynecologist appointment, your doctor will talk to you about your concerns and perform a general physical exam to check for any general health problems. Your gynecologist may also perform an external genital exam and a pelvic exam to assess the health of your internal organs. A gynecologist may also perform a Papanicolaou test (also known as a Pap smear) to check for signs of cervical cancer, as well as a breast exam.
A Papanicolaou test, commonly known as a Pap smear, is a procedure used as a test for cervical cancer. A Pap smear involves collecting cells from the cervix (the lower narrow end of the uterus at the top of the vagina) using a small cone-shaped brush and a tiny plastic spatula. Doctors recommend that women ages 21 to 65 years get a Pap smear every three years. Pap testing can be performed every five years if combined with testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Doctors may recommend more frequent Pap smears for women who present with certain risk factors.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can form in an ovary or on its surface. Many women have ovarian cysts at one time or another during their lifetime. Many women have ovarian cysts at one time or another. They present with little to no discomfort and are harmless. If an ovarian cyst ruptures, it can cause significant pain, infection, and internal bleeding. If a cyst grows large enough, it can result in the twisting of the ovaries and decrease blood flow.
Normal vaginal discharge is clear or milky white and usually odorless.
Different colors and properties of vaginal discharge can have different meanings:
- Clear or milky white: normal
- Thick and white: vaginal yeast infection
- Grey: bacterial vaginosis
- Yellow or green: a sexually transmitted infection
- Red or pink: irregular menstruation or internal bleeding