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Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
After c-section, ob-gyn asked if I wanted tummytuck&lipo. Thought he was joking&said yes, but he did right then! Free! Looks great, but that's weird, right?
Yes Weird...: What you are describing is very unusual and generally not recommended. Most patients who undergo tummy tuck surgery do so many months/years after C-section surgery (best performed by board certified plastic surgeons). Best to have achieved a long-term stable weight prior to tummy tuck surgery. Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased, despite the unusual experience.See 3 more doctor answers
Women's specialist: Ob-gyn is the short for obstetrician-gynecologist, the medical subspecialty that deals with women's issues such as pregnancy, menses, dysfunction and disorders of the female reproductive tract. They are certified md's with post medical school training (internship and residency) focusing on these areas and some taking further training to enhance their skills.
A variety: A general Ob/Gyn can perform most surgeries involving the female organs. They perform C/Sections; Hysterectomies; Laparoscopic procedures on the tubes, uterus and ovaries; tubal ligation; procedures on the cervix such as a LEEP or cone; incontinence surgeries such as TVT; and many other procedures. Best wishes.
Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! Good luck!
A whole lot: Ob/gyns complete college, followed by 4 years of medical school, and then a grueling 4 year residency program. In order to practice medicine, they must also pass a rigorous sent of exams. If this wasn't enough, some of them become board certified, which is an even more difficult exam. It is worthwhile to enter the medical profession, but it is not for the faint of heart.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Would not automatically get second opinions without a specific reason.
Research: Do you have an obgyn physician? If not talk to your friends for opinions. Talk to your primary care physician. Research the internet. Must obgyn do not need referrals.
Good idea: Ideally, a girl should first see a gynecologist around 13-15 years old. This will allow her to establish a relationship with her doctor, understand the importance of female health, and learn about issues that pertain to her body. Important topics like the menstrual cycle, puberty, std prevention, pap tests, and contraception can slowly be introduced. Pap tests should begin at age 21.See 2 more doctor answers
You will have to: Call and ask. Every doctor will probably be close, but they will be different. Check with your parents to see if you have insurance coverage. Also, you may qualify for state medicaide.
M.D. degree to start: Graduate medical school, take and internship/residency for 4 years, pass your specialty boards, get a state license to practice.
Depends.: Things may vary slightly from one dr to another. In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions. We don't routinely do a sonogram til 2nd visit.
Yes: Most hospitals require a referral through an ob/gyn.
Medical prep: Congratulations on your interest to pursue medicine. To start, every college/university has to follow a set core classes considered.
Depends: You need to look at the training and credentials. A certified nurse midwife has training and experience that a lay midwife will not have. Check out the website of the american college of nurse midwives (http://www. Midwife. Org) for more reliable information. Our academic department has several certified nurse midwifes on our faculty as colleagues.