Gynecology Specialist

North Scottsdale Women's Health

OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ

At North Scottsdale Women’s Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, the experienced team of providers offers comprehensive women’s services to care for your reproductive health and overall well-being. From routine annual well-woman exams to managing the symptoms of menopause, the doctors at North Scottsdale Women’s Health are highly trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of gynecological health conditions. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about available gynecology services.

Gynecology Q & A

Which gynecology services are available?

At North Scottsdale Women’s Health, a range of gynecological services are available for diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your reproductive health. These conditions include:

  • Polyps
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids

The experienced team of doctors also provides in-office procedures and minimally invasive surgeries including hysterectomies, tubal ligation, endometrial ablation, and labial reductions.

You can also receive expert guidance on contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies, well-woman exams, and discrete STD testing, as well as effective treatments for conditions like gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papillomavirus, herpes, and genital warts.

What is an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys the lining of your uterus to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and prevent anemia from excessive loss of blood.

Ablation technologies include heated fluids, extreme cold, or radio frequencies and require no incisions. During the procedure, your doctor at North Scottsdale Women’s Health inserts a slender tool into the vaginal canal to treat the uterine lining.

Your doctor may not recommend an endometrial ablation if you’re postmenopausal or have uterine issues like abnormalities or uterine cancer.

What treatments are available for menopause?

Menopause begins when your periods have stopped for at least 12 consecutive months. The time leading up to official menopause is known as perimenopause, which can last for 1-10 years before your periods end permanently.

During this time, your hormone levels fluctuate erratically, causing symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Heavy periods
  • Missed periods
  • Depression and anxiety

Available treatments to manage symptoms associated with menopause include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, antidepressant medications, and educational resources on good nutrition and sufficient exercise.

North Scottsdale Women’s Health also offers the SeleneTouch vaginal rejuvenation laser to treat common menopausal symptoms like vaginal atrophy that can lead to dryness and painful intercourse.

The SeleneTouch is a virtually painless CO2 laser that releases energy pulses within vaginal tissues to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, as well as regenerate blood vessels, skin cells, and lubrication glands.

Each session takes about five minutes and requires no downtime so you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. A typical treatment plan includes three sessions spaced six weeks apart and offers long-lasting results. You should see improvement within four weeks after starting treatment.

What can I expect during a labial reduction?

A labial reduction, also known as a labiaplasty, is a procedure that your doctor may recommend to decrease the length of the labia minora. This procedure may be necessary if you experience pain, itching, or irritation during sexual activity or when performing specific activities.

You can also discuss this procedure with your doctor if you are self-conscious of the condition during intimacy or when wearing a bathing suit or other form-fitting clothing.

To schedule a gynecology consultation, book an appointment online or by phone.