If you’re like most women, you visit your gynecologist for a regular exam at least once a year to monitor and protect your sexual and/or reproductive health. You know that you need to have a Pap smear and a professional manual breast exam by your OB/GYN in the interest of your continued good health. However,Read More
Top Gynecological Conditions da Vinci® Robotic Surgery Can Treat
Robot surgical systems may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but in fact, these cutting-edge systems have been around for more than two decades — with the da Vinci® Surgical System leading the way. Since receiving FDA approval in 2000, the da Vinci Surgical System has revolutionized many types of surgery, including gynecological procedures, helpingRead More
Is My Menstrual Cycle Normal?
We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters. An Average Cycle The firstRead More
5 Things to Know About Robotic Surgery For Gynecologic Cancer
Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with DeKalb Women’s Specialists these 5 things to knowRead More
Common Health Issues For New Mothers
New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right? There are some common health issues for newRead More
Group B Strep During Pregnancy
In an effort to raise awareness about Group B Streptococcus (GBS), July has been made Group B Strep awareness month. Read these frequently asked questions about GBS to stay informed during your pregnancy and help us spread awareness in Atlanta, GA. What is Group B Strep? This type of bacteria, streptococcus agalactiae, is a naturally occurringRead More
When Should I Have a Gynecology Exam?
If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone. Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment. What Does a Gynecologist Do? A gynecologist is a medical doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive health, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries,Read More
Learn the ABCs of HPV
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is an incredibly common disease that is actually a group of more than 100 viruses. According to the CDC, about 79 million people in the United States currently are infected with HPV, and 14 million will become infected each year. Here are a few things you should know about HPV soRead More
What are the Advantages of Having a 3D 4D Ultrasound Over a Standard 2D Procedure?
You already know the advantages of a 3D or 4D ultrasound for you as the mother. You get to see your baby’s little face and see all those adorable features well before your child is born. This brings a greater sense of connection between you and your unborn child. You will be able to sayRead More
The Facts about Gestational Diabetes
American Diabetes Month takes place every November. Gestational diabetes affects more than 18 percent of pregnant women throughout the country. Though in most cases the condition is only temporary, it’s important to stay informed about the risk factors and life changes that need to happen if you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. What isRead More