Gynecology refers to the health and care of the female reproductive system, including gynecological diseases and cancer, fertility, pregnancy and more. Obstetrics focuses on pregnancy, childbirth and post-delivery, and often overlaps with gynecology.

BayCare Health System has expert gynecologists and obstetricians throughout the Tampa Bay area that specialize in women’s reproductive health. We perform surgical procedures, such as a hysterectomy, laparoscopy, cervical biopsy, and more.

Robotic Surgery

At BayCare, we are committed to giving women as many choices as possible when it comes to their health. We offer such a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries for gynecological conditions. Robotic-assisted surgery offers women the freedom to get the treatment they need with fewer risks, less down time and a faster recovery so that they can get back to doing the activities they love. As a patient, you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re getting the most advanced surgical therapy available, but with a far lower risk of common surgical complications such as infection and nerve damage. Talk to your doctor or visit a specialist to find out if robotic surgery is an option for you. 

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Gynecological Cancers

Though women can suffer from numerous gynecological conditions that affect the organs in a woman’s abdominal and pelvic areas, two of the more serious and more common issues include cervical and ovarian cancers. Screening recommendations vary, but you should always remember to pay attention to changes in your body and discuss symptoms or risks with your doctor. Cervical symptoms include pain during intercourse, vaginal discharge, and vaginal bleeding. Ovarian symptoms include pain during intercourse, frequent UTIs, pelvic pain or swelling, and loss of appetite.

Pelvic Health and Wellness

The BayCare Pelvic Health and Wellness program helps women of all ages feel comfortable addressing their pelvic health issues. The physicians who participate in our program specialize in gynecology or urology have a special interest in pelvic health. They provide comprehensive, personalized treatment plans to meet your individual needs for the present and the future. With multiple locations and throughout Pinellas, Polk and Hillsborough counties, we are committed to helping you live each day to the fullest.

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