Gynecology & Woman’s Heatlh

Gynecological Care

Valley OBGYN is there to support your women’s health through all stages of life. From teen to post menopausal age, our physicians are there to support your needs. Below are common reasons why you should be seeing your Gynecologist.

  • Annual exams & Pap smears
  • Contraception & Family Planning
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • STI Testing
  • Infertility
  • Female urinary disorders & incontinence
  • Pelvic relaxation techniques
  • Easing signs of menopause
  • Hormone therapy
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Endometriosis & symptoms
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Uterine fibroids

Contact Valley OBGYN today if you are experiencing any of the concerns listed above.

Surgery and Procedures

Our skilled team of gynecologic surgeons are dedicated to providing exceptional surgical management and care of our patients. We offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. These procedures include, but are not limited to:

In Office Procedures

  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial Biopsies
  • LEEP
  • Hysteroscopy D&C
  • Hysteroscopy endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopy polypectomy
  • Sonohysterogram
  • AAAASF Certified to perform procedures in our office under sedation.

ValleyHospital Surgery/Procedures

  • Hysteroscopy D&C
  • Hysteroscopy endometrial ablation
  • Hysteroscopy polypectomy
  • Laparoscopic tubal ligation
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopies
  • Hysterectomies
  • Anterior and Posterior Repairs
  • Mid Urethral Slings

For questions regarding an upcoming scheduled surgery or in office procedure please email our surgery scheduler at

Focus of your Well Women Visit

These routine visits are essential to preventing and maintaining healthy women.

What to expect from your provider at your well visit

  • Review your medical history & health habits
  • Pelvic & breast exam
  • Counseling on health-related behaviors
  • Diet & physical activity
  • Tobacco & alcohol use
  • Safety measures
  • Refill of current medications
  • Screenings that may be ordered during you visit:
  • Pap-smear
  • STI
  • Mammogram
  • Bone density

A pap-smear may not be necessary every year, but it is important for your health to have a yearly pelvic exam, for cervical cancer and breast health exam.

Prevention: The Focus of your WellWomen Visit (VIEW PDF)


Our Providers at Valley OBGYN review your medical history, look at the results of your physical exam, and discuss your health concerns and lifestyle to help you decide which form of contraception will work best for you. There’s no shortage of options available to you.

Hormonal Contraception

Non-Hormonal Contraception

Everyone seeking contraception has their own wants and needs.

Different types of birth control can improve menstrual regularity, decrease flow, improve cramping or prevent unwanted symptoms during your period. Certain types of birth control can even lower risks of gynecologic cancers. Let’s talk about your options.


Your first gynecological visit is an important opportunity to openly discuss issues or concerns with a skilled practitioner who can provide you with education, guidance and options. We will answer all your questions honestly and give you the facts you need in order to prevent problems in the future and become empowered about your reproductive health. We want women of all ages to know they have a place to turn for information and care related to all of their gynecologic needs.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends young women have their first gynecology appointment between the ages of 13-15. However, many adolescents continue seeing their pediatric providers until they are 18 unless they have menstrual concerns, birth control questions, or other concerns best addressed by an OBGYN.

How to Ease Your Teen’s Nerves

Most teens are nervous about their first OBGYN appointment. You can ease your teenager’s nerves by:

  • Assuring her that it’s normal to feel nervous about a new experience, going to a new place, or meeting a new person.
  • Encouraging her to share with her doctor or nurse that she feels nervous.Her OBGYN is accustomed to meeting new patients and knows how to put them at ease.
  • Remind her that just because she’s going to the OBGYN, it doesn’t mean she will have an invasive exam every time.
  • Let her know that she can have someone else with her, like another nurse or a family member.
  • Encourage her to write down questions or topics she wants to discuss with her OBGYN, and that anything she shares with her provider will be confidential.
  • The biggest change in the last 15 years is that we don’t perform a pelvic exam at every OBGYN appointment. The guidelines have changed because we have learned more about cervical cancer and what causes it. Now, cervical cancer screening is no longer done before the age of 21.

How to Ease Your Teen’s Nerves

The first visit is typically 20-30 minutes long.

It is an important time for her to get to know her provider. We believe it’s important to establish a trusting relationship with our patients from the beginning. That is why a teen’s first OBGYN visit is more of a talk than an invasive physical exam.

The provider will talk about her:

  • Personal health history
  • Family health history
  • Menstrual cycles: how often they occur, what the bleeding is like, whether she has cramps. Her OBGYN can help if her periods are interfering with her daily life.
  • Diet and exercise: Adolescence is an important time to develop healthy eating and exercise habits, as well as a healthy body image.
  • Sexual activity: Everything she tells her OBGYN is confidential. It’s important that she is honest about any sexual activity so that she can be given the appropriate STI testing and birth control options.

Who Should Go to the First Exam?

Privacy and confidentiality are important aspects of every OBGYN visit. It is routine to extend these rights to teen patients. Who else should be present at the exam depends on how your teen feels. Some things to consider:

  • Teens are more likely to give an accurate health history to their OBGYN when a parent is not present.
  • Teens need to get used to talking to providers on their own behalf as they take charge of their health.
  • Some teens may feel uncomfortable asking their OBGYNs questions when another adult is present. Privacy gives them the space to speak candidly with a health care expert who has been trained to answer their concerns.
  • Some teens prefer to have a trusted adult with them during new situations. She can certainly invite you to remain with her during the exam.

Our goal is for every woman to be the happiest, healthiest version of herself that she can be!

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Hereditary Cancer Screening

Genetic testing can identify gene mutations linked to cancer risk and detect cancer earlier. Not only can these tests provide important information to guide your health care, but they may help predict your risk of a particular disease and find if you have genes that may pass increased cancer risk to your children.

We offer screening for:

  • Breast cancer risk (BRCA 1 & 2 mutations)
  • Ovarian and colon cancer
  • Assessment for hereditary cancer risk