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Gynecology Services

Female Gynecology Services & Women’s Wellness Exams in Lockport NY

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What conditions does gynecology address?

Gynecology services are a medical specialty focused on women’s health issues. Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services offers a broad range of gynecology services to diagnose and treat the most common gynecologic conditions, including:

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Endometriosis

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Abnormal Pap smear

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Abnormal uterine bleeding

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Adenomyosis (overgrowth of the uterine lining)

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Ectopic pregnancy

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Fibroids

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Heavy menstrual bleeding

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Hirsutism (increased hair growth)

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Infertility

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Painful Intercourse

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

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Urinary incontinence

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Urinary tract infections (UTI)

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Vaginal discharge

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Vulvar conditions and pain disorder

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it does give you a sense of the vast spectrum of Gynecology services available at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology.

What are the types of Gynecology Services?

The team at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services offers comprehensive gynecologic care beginning with adolescence and extending through menopause and beyond. You can count on them for preventive care, such as a Women’s wellness exams to help catch & protect against cervical cancer. As an all-inclusive practice, the team welcomes LGBTQ individuals. Artemis offers a comprehensive selection of birth control options. These methods include long-acting reversible methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUD) and the Nexplanon® implant.

 

What procedures are part of Gynecology services?

If you need a gynecology procedure, Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services is the only one in the area to be fully accredited to provide on-site surgery capabilities, including sedation. The team at Artemis possesses the experience and training to provide hysteroscopy, a procedure to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding, among other conditions. 

They also perform colposcopies. A colposcopy uses a special lighted magnifying tool to highlight abnormal cervical cells. Your practitioner at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services recommends a colposcopy to gather more information after an abnormal Pap smear result.

The team at Artemis also provides endometrial ablation, an out-patient treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.

For a full spectrum of gynecology services, count on the experienced and inclusive team at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders. Call the office or request a consultation online today.

What screenings are part of Gynecology services?

Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders offers comprehensive Gynecology services to detect a range of medical conditions. These include:

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Breast cancer screening

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Gynecologic cancer screening

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Colorectal cancer screening

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Genetic mutation testing

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Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer screening

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Sexually transmitted disease screening

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Osteoporosis screening

If your test finds signs of a health problem, your practitioner recommends the appropriate next steps, such as more powerful tests or a treatment plan to address your condition.

Why is a Women’s Wellness Exam important? 

Even though many women think of their annual visit to the gynecologist is mostly about getting a Pap smear, that cancer-screening test is just one of the multitude of preventive services included in a well-woman visit.

Your Women’s Wellness exam gives your practitioner a chance to evaluate your overall health and to talk about lifestyle habits that can affect your wellness. During your visit, you can discuss:

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Menopause

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Abnormal uterine bleeding

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Birth control

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Sexually transmitted diseases

Your practitioner also discusses safer sexual practices to protect against STDs and recommends STD testing when appropriate. They generally recommend vaccination to protect you against cervical cancer if you’re under age 26.

What if cancer runs in my family?

Cancer may result from a combination of heredity and environmental factors, such as your diet, environmental toxins, or chronic stress. The team at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services offers counseling and testing to help you understand your cancer risk.

If you have a higher-than-normal risk of certain cancers, Artemis offers gene testing with a simple saliva test during your well-woman exam. The practice also provides a computer model that analyzes both your family history and factors in your personal history, then estimates your lifetime risk of breast cancer.

This knowledge can not only help you make the right decision for your lasting health but also may make you eligible for increased screening. For example, women with a greater than 20% lifetime risk of breast cancer may qualify for insurance coverage of annual breast MRIs and twice-yearly clinical breast exams.

Take charge of your health today. Call Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services to schedule your Women’s Wellness exam or request an appointment online.

What Happens During my Women’s Wellness Exam?

You can expect your practitioner to review your health history, ask you questions about your current health, and answer your questions about your physical and mental well-being.

Next, they perform a physical exam, including a breast exam and a full pelvic exam. These exams look for early signs of breast and gynecologic cancers. You’ll then have a Pap smear to look for changes that may indicate cervical cancer or another type of cancer. 

Your practitioner asks about your family history of cancer to determine whether to recommend testing for hereditary breast cancer, or genetic mutations that may increase your risk for:

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Ovarian cancer

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Uterine cancer

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Colon cancer

If you’re over age 40, your practitioner suggests a colorectal cancer screening with a digital exam and testing for hidden blood in your stool. If you’re over age 50, Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services offers colonoscopy referrals. The team also provides bone density screening, which can catch osteoporosis early and help prevent bone loss.

Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders & Gynecology Services in Lockport NY

Our Primary Services:

Our mission at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders is to provide safe, effective, efficient, and pain-free solutions to menstrual disorders. We value a friendly, ethical, compassionate, inclusive work environment that respects all individuals. We are an accredited office-based surgery practice committed to excellence and continued quality improvement.

We're WNY's only GYN practice specializing in Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is:

  • heavy bleeding that affects your quality of life
  • unpredictable bleeding
  • a cycle shorter than 24 days or longer than 38 days
  • bleeding more than 8 days
  • skipping menstrual periods for months at a time
  • severe pain with menstruation
  • having 10 or more days of variation in cycle length
  • bleeding between menstrual periods
  • bleeding after sex
  • bleeding after menopause

Other symptoms of a Menstrual Disorder include:

  • Pressure on bowels and bladder
  • Infertility
  • Bloating, fatigue, mood changes
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with sex
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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Specialist

When heavy periods interfere with your quality of life, it’s time to consider ways to manage or minimize the bleeding.

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Birth Control

Today, you have many choices in your preferred birth control methods, ranging from daily pills to long-lasting intrauterine devices (IUD) and the Nexplanon® implant.

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Gynecology Services

Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders in Lockport, New York, specializes in gynecology and lifestyle medicine. Visit our all inclusive office today. We welcome LGBTQ individuals.

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Menopause Specialist

Menopause is a normal life stage that can produce a host of uncomfortable symptoms when your hormones are out of balance. Get the help you need at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders.

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Fibroids Specialist

Uterine fibroids are very common growths occurring in about one-quarter of women in their reproductive years. Schedule your consultation or request one online today.

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Well Woman Exams

Preventive care is the foundation of good health. If it’s time for your annual well-woman exam, trust the team at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders.

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Painful Intercourse

If painful intercourse is taking a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders in Lockport, New York, is here to help. 

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Endometrial Ablation Specialist

If heavy menstrual bleeding is interfering with your quality of life, an endometrial ablation procedure may be the solution.

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& so much more...

Here at Artemis Center for Menstrual Disorders in Lockport, New York, we aim to provide the best experience possible when it comes to women's health. Learn more about what we do.