What Is A Pediatric And Adolescent Gynecologist?
I have been asked this question myself numerous times, usually to follow a statement: “I did not realize Texas Children’s Hospital offered this subspecialty, but I am thankful to know about this service.” A Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist is a subspecialist who undergoes further preparation after first completing training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Specifically, a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist cares for children, adolescents and young women with gynecologic concerns. These gynecologic concerns may range from ovarian cysts in the neonate to problems with puberty or difficulties with periods. It is possible to care for both medical and surgical problems affecting the reproductive organs in children, adolescents and young adults. To learn more about this service, please visit our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology web page. Going forward, I plan to blog about different conditions I commonly see in my clinic. My hope is to educate parents and their daughters about gynecological care.