Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advanced care for women
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Our gynecology program ranks No. 38 among the nation's top 50 in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Hospitals. Rankings are based on measurable achievements in quality, patient safety, nursing excellence and other best patient care indicators. This is our third consecutive year to achieve the honor.
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Obstetricians/gynecologists at The University of Kansas Hospital offer personalized gynecological, reproductive and sexual health care to women of all ages. This includes the most advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Areas of expertise
While our care services are comprehensive, our areas of expertise are very focused. We believe women deserve the best quality healthcare for their specific needs. Members of our physician team have extensive education and expertise in these additional areas:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Colposcopy and abnormal pap smears
- Contraceptive management
- Fertility preservation
- Menopausal services including hormone therapy
- Pediatric gynecology for girls ages 8-18
- Pelvic floor reconstruction
- Prenatal genetic counseling
- Sexual dysfunction
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
- Vulvovaginal disorders
- Cervical cancer
We provide the complete spectrum of obstetric and gynecologic care. Services range from routine wellness exams to pelvic floor reconstruction for women with hysterectomies, including contraception, management of labor and delivery and prenatal care.
Our physicians have the expertise to provide state-of-the-art care for the most complex conditions. We provide services through the following specialized care centers:
We offer an extensive list of fertility services based on the latest research. Comprehensive fertility testing provides many options in treatment. Among those are in vitro fertilization, embryo freezing and transfer and sperm injection.
We offer prenatal monitoring and consultation for expectant mothers with complicated pregnancies who may be at risk due to multiple births, age considerations or chronic health conditions. Our team consists of dedicated physicians, nurses, nutritionists and social workers who provide individualized care in convenient settings. Whenever possible, we coordinate with your obstetrical care provider.
Our team has a long history of research and innovation in fetal therapy. We have performed more than 3,000 successful intravascular fetal procedures, among them hundreds of lifesaving fetal blood or platelet transfusions, drainage procedures, intrauterine shunt catheters and other fetal surgeries.
By testing for and identifying fetal abnormalities as early as possible, we give babies the best opportunity for treatment before birth as well as proper care after birth.
Services focus on gynecological issues typically associated with bladder problems or pelvic organ prolapse. We provide state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery whenever appropriate. Our goal is to quickly and comfortably help you return to your active daily life without bladder or pelvic problems.
Our gynecologists can work with your child’s pediatrician on issues specific to girls and young women including:
- Growth and development
- Pregnancy prevention
- Preinvasive cervical cancer
- Sexuality issues
- Vaccines for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases
Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Our physicians take pride in offering patients up-to-date and advanced treatment options for gynecological conditions. For a quicker recovery time and return to daily activities, we offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. These include hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), oophorectomy (removal of ovary), ovarian cystectomy (removal of cyst or part of an ovary), myomectomy (removal of fibroids), pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and endometrial ablation.
We have the only fellowship-trained gynecologic and urologic surgeons in the state of Kansas who use the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci extends our surgeons' capabilities to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures with greater precision. Minimally invasive techniques mean shorter stays in the hospital and faster recovery times.
Currently, we are using the da Vinci® for these procedures:
- Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes)
- Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
- Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Ovarian cystectomy (surgical procedure to remove an ovarian cyst)
Regional research leaders
Our Center for Reproductive Sciences is discovering new and better treatment options for male and female infertility.