Services

Annual Well-Woman Exam

Whether you’re busy at work, running kids from activity to activity, or just juggling too many responsibilities to count, it can be hard to make time for your annual Well-Woman Exam. Life is demanding, and sometimes it’s tempting to put off scheduling your yearly exam until a more convenient time.  If this describes you, then you are missing a great opportunity—not only to share any concerns you might have with a highly qualified physician, but to catch potential problems before they have a chance to become more severe. Women who stay current in their pap smears and breast exams are far more likely to catch serious health issues early, before they become life-threatening.

Women over 21 years of age (or younger, if they are sexually active) should have annual Well-Woman Exams. Even if you are post-menopausal or have had a hysterectomy, it is strongly recommended that you have an annual exam.

When you come in for your annual visit, you can expect to have a pelvic exam (which often includes a pap smear) and a breast exam. You might be encouraged to have a mammogram, depending on your age and medical history. You probably have questions for your doctor—this is a great time to bring them up and get the answers you need.

If you haven’t had your Well-Woman Exam in a year or more, the time to schedule it is now! Call our office today for an appointment time that works for you.

Complex Urodynamic Studies

If you are struggling with Urinary Incontinence—bladder leakage caused by physical stress, sudden urges, or functional difficulties—then we don’t need to tell you how inconvenient and potentially embarrassing this problem can be. You have a busy schedule to keep up with, and making time to cope with urinary incontinence shouldn’t take the number one spot on your agenda.

Fortunately, Complex Urodynamic Studies are not as “complicated” as they sound! Your physician and staff are experts at conducting these procedures in our private, comfortable exam rooms without causing you any additional discomfort or anxiety. Whether your situation calls for simple observation or more precise measurements, the staff at Wooster OBGYN is equipped to diagnose and determine the cause of your urinary incontinence.

You can trust our experienced physicians to offer the best possible treatments for your specific situation—meaning you can look forward to achieving safe, lasting relief from your bladder leakage and sudden urges. Don’t keep letting your bladder call the shots—contact our office today to set up a consultation.

Complete Prenatal Care Including Ultrasound

Your pregnancy is cause for celebration, and like you, it’s one-of-a-kind! The physicians and staff at Wooster OB/GYN are committed to giving you the quality, individualized care you need at this important time in your life. You can relax from your very first appointment on, knowing that you’ve chosen a practice that puts your needs first. Maybe you are wondering:

  • Who will be there to answer my questions as they come up? Your medical team has someone on call—any time, day or night—to give you the answers you need. Also, check out our Pregnancy Calendar, which helps explain what you can expect from your prenatal visits!
  • I’ve heard some practices “rotate” their patients from doctor to doctor.  Do I have to do that? At Wooster OB/GYN, you will see your chosen physician whenever possible—there is no “rotation” you need to go through. If you want to meet all of our doctors so that every face is a familiar one, no problem! But your own doctor is just that—yours—and he or she will make every effort to be there in person when you need them. 
  • Where will I have to go for an ultrasound? Right here! Wooster OB/GYN has a state-of-the-art ultrasound suite right in our office. 
  • I’m interested in Childbirth Classes. We offer them right in our office, taught by an instructor with decades of nursing experience. She specializes in the fields of pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation.
  • How fast can my doctor can get there when I go into labor? What happens if there is an unexpected development at one of my prenatal visits? We are located inside Wooster Community Hospital, just down the hall from their Women’s Choice Award winning obstetrics unit. It doesn’t get any closer than that!
  • What if my pregnancy is determined to be High-Risk? Wooster OB/GYN doctors are experienced with high-risk pregnancies, and we have the advantage of a collaborative relationship with Akron Children’s Hospital Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians—high-risk specialists who keep office hours right down the hall from us in Wooster Community Hospital.

If you just found out you’re pregnant—or if you have known for a while, but you haven’t been getting the prenatal care you need—call our office today, and start putting your mind at ease so you can enjoy this wonderful season in your life!

High Risk Obstetrics

Just as no two people are exactly the same, no two pregnancies are alike in every way. Each of our patients is unique! But what if your pregnancy is just a little more unique? Factors like hypertension, gestational diabetes, and advanced maternal age require specialized medical care, and you want a medical practice that’s equipped to handle your situation.

You are in the right place. Not only are Wooster OB/GYN’s physicians experienced with high-risk pregnancy, but we enjoy a collaborative relationship with the physicians at Akron Children’s Hospital Maternal-Fetal Medicine—high-risk specialists who keep office hours right down the hall from us in Wooster Community Hospital. What’s more, our location inside the hospital means that a Women’s Choice Award winning obstetrics unit is just footsteps away at any given time.

Call our office for an appointment to discuss how our physicians can help you determine the best plan of care for your special delivery!

Vaginal Births and C-Section Deliveries

Whether you are anticipating a vaginal birth or a cesarean section (C-Section) delivery, you expect your doctors and hospital staff to be experienced, confident, and prepared for anything. So do we! At Wooster OB/GYN, you can be confident that you are in capable hands.

We realize you want to make informed decisions about your own care, and trust your doctor to make the right choices when taking care of you and your baby.  Whether you are considering a medication-free delivery, thinking of a V-Back, or are concerned about the possibility of an emergency C-Section, knowing that your delivery team is equipped with the knowledge, skills and technology to handle both the routine and the unexpected can give you tremendous peace of mind.

Make an appointment today to start your prenatal care and begin working on your individual birth plan.

In-Office Ultrasounds

If your schedule doesn’t leave much room for driving from place to place in order to access the best in prenatal and/or gynecologic care, you are in luck. Wooster OB/GYN is not only located just feet away from an award-winning obstetrics unit, we have a state-of-the-art ultrasound suite right in our office! Any time your doctor wants an ultrasound performed, it can be done in minutes, without getting back in your car. Gynecologic patients and obstetric patients alike enjoy easy access to our ultrasound technology—and you won’t have to go home and wait while ultrasound reports make their way back to your physician.

Contact our office today to schedule a gynecology appointment, or begin prenatal care.

Family Planning and Contraception

You know when the time is right to start or add to your family—and when you might rather wait.  The physicians at Wooster OB/GYN can offer expert advice on what birth control and family planning options will work best for your situation and desires.

We offer a range of temporary birth control options—and, when you know your family is complete—permanent options as well, including Essure, Her Option, and Tubal Ligation. Most of these procedures can be performed right in the comfort and safety of our office!

Contact us today for an appointment, and let’s talk about how Wooster OB/GYN can help you chart your course through family planning and birth control.

Treatment of Abnormal Paps Including Colposcopy and LEEP

You have a lot going on, and life doesn’t slow down just because you have an abnormal pap result. If your pap comes back with anomalies, you’ll want to resolve the issue quickly and effectively.

Fortunately, Wooster OB/GYN physicians are equipped to perform Colposcopy and LEEP procedures for the management of abnormal pap smears and cervical dysplasia right in our office—meaning you get in, get out, and get back to doing all those things that people rely on you for.

Don’t let anxiety about pap tests or abnormal results keep you from having your annual exam, and don’t hesitate to treat problems if they do arise. By staying current with your exams and addressing issues promptly, you are helping to ensure that your active life stays that way—for a long, long time.

Contact our office for an appointment today.

STD Testing and Treatment

If you are sexually active, you might have thought about whether you ought to be tested for STDs. The answer is probably yes. STDs, left untreated, can have devastating consequences to a women’s (or a man’s) reproductive and overall health. It’s possible to have an STD and not have any symptoms. Meanwhile, you can still transmit the STD to someone else.

Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV are just a few STDs you may be familiar with. Many STDs are curable, and those that can’t be cured can be treated or managed.

STDs are more common than you think. Don’t live in suspense. Find out now whether you have an STD and how to avoid getting one. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Treatment of Gynecologic Problems

Many issues and symptoms can prompt you to consult your gynecologist—anything from an annoying vaginal “irritation” to something really startling, like finding a lump in your breast. Maybe you’re not even sure your problem is a problem…it’s just new. Whatever your reason for wanting to see a gynecologist, one thing is for sure: if it’s affecting your productivity or quality of life, then it’s important! And, rest assured, your gynecologist has seen it before—you can’t surprise us!

Your symptoms can probably be successfully treated right in our office. But, should you require more involved treatment, we are conveniently located right inside Women’s Choice Award winning Wooster Community Hospital. All of our physicians are surgeons and specialize in conventional, minimally-invasive, and robotically-assisted surgery.

In other words, you have options! Don’t let your symptoms control your day, let alone your life. Take charge of your situation; contact our office now to schedule an appointment.

Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

You have more important things to worry about than whether that next sneeze will produce an embarrassing leak. Yet many women are plagued by urinary incontinence, or the tendency to involuntarily release urine. Stress Incontinence, common among women who have experienced childbirth, can make everyday activities such as coughing, laughing, or lifting nearly impossible to do without some degree of leakage. We call it “Stress Incontinence” because it comes from stress being placed on the bladder—you might call it “Stress Incontinence” because of the stress it puts on you!

Maybe you experience sudden urges to urinate, making it hard to do the things you enjoy because you always have to be near a restroom. Worse yet are the times when that feel a sudden urge and just don’t make it to the toilet in time.

You don’t want to worry about bladder leakage—and you shouldn’t have to. Just because a problem is common doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. The physicians and nurses at Wooster OB/GYN have years of experience with Complex Urodynamic Studies—simple, in-office tests that can help diagnose and determine the cause of Urinary Incontinence—and can offer safe, lasting solutions to treating your bladder problems, including tension-free vaginal sling to correct pelvic organ prolapse.

Don’t let Urinary Incontinence control you another day. Take action to regain your life now, and contact our office to schedule your consultation. You’ll be glad you did!

Abdominal and Laparoscopic-Assisted Hysterectomy

Let’s face it—hysterectomy and recovery time go hand in hand. But if you are in need of a hysterectomy, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn just how far they’ve come. With today’s technology, hysterectomy can be less-invasive and involve less recovery time than ever before—perfect for the woman who has other things to do besides lie in bed!

  • DaVinci Robot: The physicians at Wooster OB/GYN are all surgeons, with training on—and access to—state of the art operating equipment, including Wooster Community Hospital’s DaVinci Surgical System. This robotic system allows surgeons remarkable accuracy and affords you with a faster recovery time.
  • Minimally-Invasive Laparoscopically-Assisted Hysterectomy: With only a few tiny incisions you will experience a faster recovery time and less scarring than with traditional abdominal hysterectomy.
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy: Still the best approach in certain situations.

If you’ve been told you need a hysterectomy, or if you are having problems that make you suspect you need one, contact our office today. You can have dramatic symptom relief and be back to your regular routine faster than you might think!

Gynecologic Surgery-Conventional, Minimally-Invasive and Robotic

Like you, your gynecologic needs are unique. What works for someone else might not be right for you at all. That’s one reason to consult a physician who is experienced with multiple surgical disciplines—not just a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. The doctors at Wooster OB/GYN are experts at conventional, minimally-invasive, and robotic surgeries, giving you the option to choose a treatment plan that fits your needs.

You’ll benefit from the fact that your physician is also an experienced surgeon with access to state-of-the-art operating equipment. From exploratory laparoscopy to complete hysterectomy, procedures take place just a few yards from our office inside Women’s Choice Award winning Wooster Community Hospital—no need for you or your family to navigate big medical campuses or pay for parking.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation; our physicians care about your health! If you would benefit from surgery, they will work with you to determine the surgical treatment plan that fits your individual needs.

Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are experiencing the changes of menopause, we probably don’t need to tell you how annoying some of the indicators can be! What you might not realize is that there is something you can do about it. Whether your symptoms are mild, annoying, or truly unbearable, our physicians are equipped to help you not only survive the journey through this “change of life,” but take back the wheel.

You want symptom control options that are specific to your body’s needs. That’s why our physicians go to great pains to make sure that any treatment, including Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), is specially tailored to each individual patient. No “off-the-shelf” product can bring you the symptom control of an individually designed regimen.

Not sure you are in menopause yet? The doctors at Wooster OB/GYN can determine that as well, and help you manage the changes taking place before, during, and after menopause. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment—and please be sure to tell us why you are coming in—menopause brings many questions, and we might need to schedule extra time for you to spend with the doctor!

Infertility Consultation and Treatment in association with Reproductive Geynecology Inc.

When you are ready to start a family, few things are as anxiety-provoking as discovering that pregnancy isn’t happening as quickly or easily as you’d expected. If you’ve been confronted with fertility issues—such as difficulty achieving pregnancy or the inability to sustain a pregnancy after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse—our physicians are ready to help! Their experience, combined with a cooperative association with Reproductive Gynecology Inc., gives you ready access to the specialized care you need to make your dreams of starting a family a reality.

Infertility takes many forms and has many underlying causes—no two situations are identical, and what worked (or didn’t work) for a friend might not apply to you. You want advice and treatment options tailored to your situation, not someone else’s.

Don’t let anxiety about fertility issues rob you of another night’s sleep. Take the next step in your journey and contact our office for a consultation today. Your dreams are important to us.

Endometrial Ablation for Treatment of Heavy Periods including Novasure

If you are struggling with heavy periods, then you are already inconvenienced enough…wouldn’t it be nice if there was a safe, effective treatment option that could be performed right in the doctor’s office? Endometrial ablation (including Novasure) is a treatment option for women who experience heavy bleeding with their periods that cannot be resolved with medication.

By destroying a thin layer of the lining of the uterus, endometrial ablation (including Novasure) reduces—and often stops—menstrual bleeding without hysterectomy or the use of hormones. Endometrial ablation is not for women who want to become pregnant.

The physicians at Wooster OB/GYN can often perform these minimally-invasive procedures right in the office, and recovery time is brief. Get control of your heavy bleeding. Contact our office today for a consultation.

Sterilization including in-office Essure

When your family is complete, you want a birth control option that is reliable, safe, and convenient—and probably not something you have to think about every day. You can count on the physicians at Wooster OB/GYN to provide you with permanent sterilization options, including tubal ligation and in-office Essure, that allow you to quickly return to your active lifestyle.

Performed right in our office, Essure is a 10-minute, incision-free procedure that works with your body’s natural processes. The physician simply places the tiny Essure inserts into your fallopian tubes. Over the course of the next few months, your body forms a barrier within the tubes, making pregnancy impossible. Once the success of the procedure is confirmed at a follow-up appointment, you can stop thinking about birth control altogether.

When you are ready to consider permanent birth control, contact our office. One of our qualified physicians will help you decide which options are right for you.