An obstetrician/gynaecologist is a physician specialist who provides medical and surgical care to women and has particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system. This includes preventative care, prenatal care, detection of sexually transmitted diseases, Pap test screening, family planning, etc.
OBGYN: A commonly used abbreviation. OB is short for obstetrics or for an obstetrician, a physician who delivers babies. GYN is short for gynaecology or for a gynaecologist, a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs. The word “gynaecology” comes from the Greek gyno, gynaikos meaning woman + logia meaning study, so gynaecology literally is the study of women. These days gynaecology is focused largely on disorders of the female reproductive organs. An obstetrician/gynaecologist (OBGYN) is therefore a physician who both delivers babies and treats diseases of the female reproductive organs.
OBGYN can act as a woman's primary doctor, but they also specialize in care related to pregnancies and the reproductive system. OB/GYNs also identify, treat and monitor ailments related to the female anatomy, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, pelvic disorders, urinary tract infections and hormonal disorders.
Our faculty at St. George is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in Obstetric &Gynaecologic science. In particular, we are focused on innovative translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.
Our faculty OB/GYN at St. George practices medicine in a world-class hospital; and are internationally recognized for the medical, surgical, and reproductive Obstetric &Gynaecologic care they provide to their patients.
Our vision is to train future leaders in Obstetrics &Gynaecology, in both scientific investigation and patient care.
Infertility refers to an inability to conceive after having regular unprotected sex. Infertility can also refer to the biological inability of an individual to contribute to conception, or to a female who cannot carry a pregnancy to full term. In many countries infertility refers to a couple that has failed to conceive after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse without the use of contraception.
Studies indicate that slightly over half of all cases of infertility are a result of female conditions, while the rest are caused by either sperm disorders or unidentified factors.
When to see a fertility specialist?
In general, it is appropriate to see a doctor for medical assistance after 12 months of trying to get pregnant on your own. Many couples will start the infertility workup process with their general gynaecologist, while others prefer to go straight to a fertility specialist. Either option is appropriate. It is advised to see a specialist sooner if the female partner is over 35 years old.
Treatment for the woman
Treatments for fertility problems in women depend on what may be keeping the woman from getting pregnant. Sometimes the cause isn't known.
Problems with ovulating.
Treatment may include taking medicine, such as: Clomiphene. It stimulates your ovaries to release eggs. Metformin. It's used to treat polycystic ovary syndrome.
If your doctor can't find out why you and your partner haven't been able to get pregnant, treatment may include:
- Hormone injections.
Blocked or damaged tubes.
If your fallopian tubes are blocked, treatment may include tubal surgery.
If mild to moderate endometriosis seems to be the main reason for your infertility, treatment may include laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrial tissue growth. This treatment may not be an option if you have severe endometriosis.
Trust St. George infertility clinic to treat you. We know every women is incomplete till she becomes a mom. And we at St. George infertility clinic will make sure that this dream of yours comes true.