Cleveland Clinic's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is nationally ranked for its expertise and care in gynecology.
Our adolescent gynecology staff is especially compassionate and skilled in examining girls and young women and in helping parents understand that gynecologic problems are not outgrown – they must be addressed and treated.
Because treating children and adolescents usually requires more than just treating their physical problems, Cleveland Clinic pediatric gynecologists are supported by a comprehensive team of professionals trained to deal with emotional as well as physical changes.
Through treatment and education, our team will help your child develop an honest and open relationship with her doctor that will facilitate the best possible care.
What We Treat
Gynecologic problems can surface at any age from birth through adulthood. More than 500 children and young women visit our Adolescent Gynecology Department each year for diagnosis and treatment of conditions including:
- Abnormal bleeding.
- Birth defects.
- Congenital development anomalies of the bladder and genitalia.
- Eating disorders.
- Hormonal problems.
- Menstrual disorders.
- Ovarian cysts.
- Pelvic floor disorders.
- Pelvic pain.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Treatments and surgical services that we provide include:
Single-port laparoscopic surgery for suspected pelvic masses
Through Cleveland Clinic's Department of Gynecologic Oncology in the Ob/Gyn & Women's Health Institute, selected adolescent patients have access to the only Single-port Laparoscopic Program in Ohio, if necessary. Using this innovative approach, surgeons are able to perform laparoscopic/robotic surgery through a single incision, which improves patient recovery.