The Important Role of a Gynecologist
By Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine
February 20, 2020
Tags: Gynecologist  

Dr. Miriam Torres of Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX, provides patients with much needed gynecological medical care. A gynecologist has a very important role in supplying women with the medical care they need.

Here are a few important services Dr. Torres provides patients:

Annual Exams: An annual exam is key to ensuring good health. The most important reason for an annual gynecological exam is to diagnose abnormalities in their early stages to begin treatment as soon as possible.

Pap Smear: This is sometimes called a cervical smear and is a routine in-office screening done using a tool called a spatula. The procedure takes a few minutes and is meant to test for pre-­cancerous conditions.

Contraception: Also known as birth control, the importance of your Grapevine gynecologist is to help educate patients with different contraceptive options:

  • Intrauterine devices (IUD): This is an efficient removable birth control placed in the uterus.
  • Hormonal Birth Control: There are many hormonal birth control methods-- patches, implants, injections and pills-- that prevent fertilization.
  • Barrier Methods: Barrier methods include condoms, diaphragms and sponges that prevent sperm from entering the uterus.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STI): STI screening detects sexually transmitted diseases and is not usually a part of regular medical checkups, which means it's important to set up a separate appointment with your doctor.

Apart from checkups and tests, your gynecologist plays an important role in diagnosing and treating various illnesses, including:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Vaginal skin disorders
  • Post-menopausal issues
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Pre-cancerous lesions
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

There are several reasons to visit your gynecologist. Dr. Torres plays a key role in helping patients maintain a healthy life. If you'd like to know more of what she has to offer at her Grapevine, TX, office, Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine, then give her a call at (817) 280-9616 today.