In gynecology, we strive to improve patient access to health care and continuity of care for all women.
Our faculty practice at sites across the Southwestern Medical District and in the Dallas community. Inpatient services are provided at Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern University Hospital, and Children’s Health℠. Outpatient surgical care is provided at Parkland’s Simmons Ambulatory Surgical Center, and UT Southwestern’s Outpatient Building.
Neighborhood-based Parkland clinics provide family planning and gynecologic care to women in areas traditionally underserved. These community clinics are staffed by Parkland nurse practitioners operating under protocol and supervised by faculty from the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Regardless of the venue, our goal is to provide well-woman care, as well as expertise in gynecologic specialty areas such as dysplasia, vulvology, sexual dysfunction, infectious diseases, minimally invasive surgery, contraception, and family planning.
Ob/Gyn Emergency Services (OGES)
The Ob/Gyn Emergency Service (OGES) at Parkland Memorial Hospital is one of only a few emergency rooms in the nation dedicated solely to triage and treating emergent and urgent obstetric and gynecologic problems.
The OGES is managed 24 hours a day by residents with faculty supervision. Nurse practitioners operating under protocol treat the routine complaints and augment faculty and resident patient care.
Located within the main Emergency Department on the first floor of the new Parkland Memorial Hospital, the OGES includes 13 exam rooms, 5 observation beds, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and a dedicated ultrasound suite.
For patients who require hospitalization, three separate resident teams are available to provide treatment. These teams manage the gynecology service at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Four days a week, they also staff a centralized outpatient gynecologic clinic to treat non-urgent gynecologic problems and referrals from the Parkland neighborhood clinics.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
With the addition of faculty who have advanced training in laparoscopic and robotic techniques, the Division has broadened its residency training curriculum while offering less invasive surgical options to women under our care. We are proud to be able to provide minimally invasive surgical techniques in both the Parkland Health & Hospital System and the UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics practices.
Our UT Southwestern practice offers several ambulatory venues for gynecology and well-woman preventive care, as well as access to specialists in cancer, reproductive endocrinology, and urogynecology.
The Lowe Foundation Center for Women’s Preventative Health Care provides an integrated approach to health care for women who are peri- or postmenopausal. The Lowe Women’s Center is unique in having board-certified reproductive endocrinologists, as well as specialists in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and vulvar health among its practitioners.
Gynecologists in our Comprehensive Obstetrics and Gynecology practice care for women from teens through menopause and work to develop lasting relationships with their patients through all stages of life. The Multi-Specialty Clinic is home to the gynecology practice of a physician with more than 30 years of experience in preventive and surgical care of women.
The Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology Program is the first of its kind in the metroplex to focus on the gynecological health care needs of childhood and adolescence. A joint effort between UT Southwestern and Children’s Health℠ , the Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology Program is staffed by faculty physicians from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Our team specializes in the medical and surgical management of gynecological conditions unique to the pediatric and adolescent patient and treats such issues as anatomic abnormalities, early or delayed puberty, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menstrual problems, and pregnancy prevention.