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Gynecology Services

Gynecology is a highly specialized field of medicine focusing on the unique health concerns of women. Often practitioners combine the practice of gynecology with obstetrics. Located in Portland, Oregon, Pearl Women's Center has a strong focus on gynecology. We believe this focus allows us to provide our gynecology patients with a higher level of care and more specialized expertise in a constantly evolving field. It also prevents our doctors from being called away from the office for the delivery of babies.

Choose the specialists at Pearl Women's Center for every stage of your life. Ask a question, book online, or call our office in Portland at (503) 771-1883. We serve patients from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California and Alaska.

Our Services

Our board-certified gynecologists are nationally recognized experts in the rapidly changing field of gynecology. Our practice routinely assists patients with:

  • Annual exams: The annual exam represents our first line of defense in identifying potential problems in the earliest stages. We have both female and male practitioners to accommodate the needs of our patients.
  • Infections: Many infections can affect the genitals and pelvis. Most are easily treated if diagnosed early.
  • Bladder disorders: Especially common in women, bladder disorders can cause pain and urinary incontinence.
  • Ovarian disorders: Common disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and ovarian cysts can cause pain or no symptoms at all.
  • Uterine disorders: The first sign of fibroids, polyps and other uterine disorders is often irregular or heavy menstrual periods.
  • Pelvic disorders: These frequently misdiagnosed disorders call for the careful attention of our specialists.
  • Infertility: We help couples determine the cause of their infertility. Once solved, we recommend treatment to help them become parents.
  • Contraception: Choosing the best birth control method for your lifestyle can be a daunting task. We will help you evaluate the best choice for you needs.
  • Gynecologic surgeries: Our doctors are skilled in many advanced surgical techniques, many of which are minimally invasive.
  • Hysterectomy: A specialized surgery that removes the uterus to treat a number of conditions.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: When our hormones are out of balance, we can experience many unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms.

Common Concerns

In addition to the above services, our practitioners routinely provide treatment for the following common health concerns for women:

  • Menopause. The permanent end of menstruation, a natural part of a woman's life, can trigger physical and emotional symptoms that can be difficult to cope with. Fortunately, many effective treatments are available. Dr. Russell Dow has helped thousands of women transition into menopause. He is one of only a handful of certified experts in Menopause Management in Oregon, having completed special training with the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Kyle McAvoy, N.P., is a leading expert on bioidentical hormone therapy and individualized treatments for the symptoms of menopause. Watch video
  • Menstrual irregularities. Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Some are easily treated while others are more serious. All should be evaluated and properly diagnosed. Watch video
  • Pelvic pain. The cause of pelvic pain is often misdiagnosed. Our practitioners are experienced in diagnosing the often elusive cause of this debilitating condition. We emphasize the importance of a thorough evaluation, which includes a comprehensive history and physical exam, possible laboratory studies and, oftentimes, imaging. Treatment for pelvic pain must be individualized to the patient's unique circumstance and may include medication, therapeutic options, alternative therapies or surgical intervention.
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD). More than half of all sexually active adults will contract an STD at some point in their lives. Most are easily treated. Because many STDs have no symptoms, we recommend routine testing at your annual exam if you have had unprotected sex or feel you are at risk. If you think you may have an STD, you should not wait to be tested. Please call the office for an appointment.

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