Gynecology is an essential part of women’s health that deals with the female reproductive system: uterus, vagina, and ovaries. General gynecologists help women maintain good health through routine exams and screenings as well as answering questions and evaluating any uncommon symptoms a patient may have.

Finding the Right Ob-gyn

Finding the Right Ob-gyn

Anatomy of Female Pelvic Area

Endometrium. The lining of the uterus.

Uterus. Also called the womb, the uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum.

Ovaries. Two female reproductive organs located in the pelvis.

Fallopian tubes. Carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus.

Cervix. The lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum. It forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.

Vagina. The passageway through which fluid passes out of the body during menstrual periods. It is also called the "birth canal." The vagina connects the cervix (the opening of the womb, or uterus) and the vulva (the external genitalia).

Vulva. The external portion of the female genital organs.

Gynecological Conditions

  • Endometriosis

    Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.

  • Pelvic Pain

    Pelvic pain is a common complaint among women. Its nature and intensity may fluctuate, and its cause is often obscure.

  • Uterine Fibroids

    Some estimates say that 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed. In most cases, fibroids are benign.

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    Untreated, PID can cause infertility and can also lead to chronic infection or even peritonitis.

  • Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as other organs, may be removed at the same time.

Gynecology Tests & Procedures

  • Cervical Biopsy

    A cervical biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer.

  • Colposcopy

    Colposcopy is a procedure that uses an instrument with a magnifying lens and a light, called a colposcope, to examine the cervix (opening to the uterus) and vagina for abnormalities.

  • Cystoscopy for Women

    Cytoscopy is a procedure in which a long, lighted scope is used to examine the urinary tract, bladder, urethra, and openings to the ureters and is used when problems with the urinary tract are suspected.

  • Dilation and Curettage (D and C)

    A dilation and curettage procedure, also called a D and C, is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a spoon-shaped instrument to remove abnormal tissues.

  • Endometrial Ablation

    Endometrial ablation is a procedure to permanently remove a thin tissue layer of the lining of the uterus to stop or reduce excessive or abnormal bleeding in women for whom childbearing is complete.

  • Endometrial Biopsy

    An endometrial biopsy is a procedure performed to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus.

  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy is a procedure that utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity.

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

    Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a wire loop heated by electric current to remove cells and tissue as part of the diagnosis and treatment for abnormal or cancerous conditions in a woman’s lower genital tract.

  • Pap Test

    A Pap test is a screening test to collect and microscopically examine cells taken from the cervix.

  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    Ultrasound, or sound wave technology, is used to examine the organs and structures in the female pelvis.

  • Uterine Artery Embolization

    This procedure, also be referred to as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), is a minimally-invasive surgery that involves identifying which arteries supply blood to the fibroids and then blocking off those arteries.

  • Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as other organs, may be removed at the same time.

  • Robotic Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. When this surgery is done through small incisions using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope), it is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy.

University of Utah Campus

University Hospital
Clinic 4
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 213-4133
Madsen Women's Health Center 555 South Foothill Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 213-4133
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 675 Arapeen Drive, Ste. 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 581-3834

Community Clinics

Avenues Clinic Medical Plaza 2
370 9th Avenue, Ste #101
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 236-7803
Centerville Clinic 26 So. Main Street
Centerville, UT 84104
(801) 693-7900
Greenwood Health Center 7495 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 213-9400
Parkway Health Center 145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 8405
(801) 234-8585
Redwood Health Center 1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City UT 84119
(801) 213-9900
Redstone Health Center 1743 W. Redstone Center Dr. #115
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-9200
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan UT, 84095
(801) 213-4500
South Main Clinic 3690 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 468-3690
Westridge Health Center 3730 West 4700 South
West Valley City UT, 84118
(801) 213-9200
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