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Women's Health

Care designed to keep you at your best.

We don’t just see you; we hear you. Every woman has unique health needs and goals, including you. That’s why at University Medical Center New Orleans, we offer compassionate, individualized care covering the entire spectrum of women’s health needs, including gynecology, breast health, mental health, sexual health, reproductive health and more. Our experienced women’s health providers are here to assist you with regular screenings and well-woman visits, as well as any concerns you have at any time.

Providing care based on your healthcare needs is our mission. We work with you to create a healthcare plan that follows you through all stages of your life as a woman. Our expert team is here to keep you healthy.

While women often put others’ needs ahead of their own, remember that you need to show yourself love, too. We offer routine and high-risk obstetrical care, postpartum care, and treatment for gynecological disorders.

Treatment and procedures

  • Annual women’s health exam
  • Routine gynecological exam with pap smear
  • Prenatal checkups
  • Reproductive health
  • High-risk obstetrical care
  • Gynecologic oncology [link to fact sheet]
  • Pre- and post-operative care for gynecological/oncological surgery
  • Special procedures, including urodynamics tests, cryosurgery, LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure), and colposcopy

Well-woman visits

While women often put others’ needs ahead of their own, remember that you need to show yourself love, too. For that reason, don’t forget to schedule a well-woman visit with your provider every year. At this visit, in addition to getting a physical exam, you’ll have the chance to discuss any health concerns as well as your health goals.

Your doctor will begin by going over your personal and family health history. Next, she your doctor will perform a physical exam, which will likely include a breast exam and a pelvic exam. For women ages 21–29, the exam should include a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer at least once every three years. Women ages 30–65 should also have a Pap test alone every three years, a Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) co-test every five years or an HPV test alone every five years.

Your doctor might also recommend additional screenings. These could include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

In addition, your doctor can help you schedule your annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

Be sure to use this opportunity to discuss any unusual symptoms or other concerns you have, including mental health issues. Remember, your doctor is there to help you in any way you need.

Call 504.702.3928 for more information about our Women's services. We're open weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm.

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