Serving the suburbs of Philadelphia, Main Line Health has a long and proud history of providing excellent health care for women. Whether you’re seeing us for common gynecological problems or seeking out advanced therapies and the very best surgical expertise, our board-certified physicians are here for every stage of your life, from adolescence through the childbearing years into menopause and beyond.
As a leader in gynecologic surgical innovations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, our gynecology department:
- Performed the first robotic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer in the state of Pennsylvania at Lankenau Medical Center in 2005
- Performed the first minimally invasive mid-urethral sling for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence at Riddle Hospital in 1999
- Has an independent residency training program in OB/GYN and has a rich legacy of training future doctors and surgeons
We offer this excellence in gynecological care, including treatment for serious gynecological issues, at locations that are close to home and easy to access.
Personalized gynecological care for every phase of a woman’s life
Physicians at Main Line Health provide a full range of general and specialized gynecologic services for women, from yearly well women examinations and cancer screening to highly specialized procedures, including advanced laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and robotic approaches. Our physicians work closely with our subspecialists as well as other physicians at Main Line Health on complex problems at all stages of a woman’s life, from adolescence to the specific needs of the aging woman.
A first-time gynecologic exam can be daunting for a young woman yet it’s an important step in taking responsibility for your health and your body. You can trust us with this milestone and know that we have experience treating and supporting adolescent girls with gynecologic issues common among younger women. Our office visits are safe and confidential and we treat you with utmost care and respect.
Whether or not you are planning to have children, we offer all women routine gynecological services, contraception counseling, and minimally invasive gynecological surgery procedures for common conditions such as endometriosis and ovarian cysts.
For women planning to conceive you’ll have access to the finest pregnancy care from preconception through pregnancy, from routine to high risk. If you’ve been trying but haven’t been able to get pregnant, our fertility and reproductive experts and genetic counselors can help guide you and may offer new hope.
Post-childbearing years into perimenopause
The years leading up to menopause can be the best time of your life, but hormonal fluctuations can wreak havoc on your system and you may be left wondering why you keep gaining weight, have no energy for the things you love, and you just don’t feel like yourself anymore. At Main Line Health we understand women’s bodies throughout the years and offer complete perimenopausal care, including estrogen therapy and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
We’re also here to address problems like bladder leakage, providing surgical and non-surgical techniques for urinary incontinence, as well as issues such as heavy bleeding, which is common in postpartum women over 40. If needed, we can also help you navigate different contraception options and determine what method is best for you.
Menopause and post-menopause
As you age and your body continues to change, your body produces far less estrogen. You may experience symptoms due to hormonal changes and you may have health concerns you never had before such as bone loss and osteoporosis. You may also be at increasing risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Helping you manage the unique stresses of being an older woman is important to us and you’re never too old to get compassionate gynecological care.
Common gynecological problems treated with care
Most women deal with some kind of gynecological disorder or infection at some time in their lives. Many of these conditions are common yet it can be stressful, worrisome, and even painful while you’re dealing with symptoms.
Don’t put it off. You deserve prompt care and attention to your body. We treat women at any age and stage with common gynecologic problems such as:
- Bladder and pelvic floor disorders
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Excessive bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
- Uterine fibroids