Gynecology

We know how important it is to have trust with your gynecologist. At Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, knowing you are comfortable and heard are top priorities for our OBGYN physicians and support staff. Our team has a deep commitment to serving the unique needs of women of all ages.

From your first gynecology exam to your first mammogram and through menopause care, our physicians are here to provide cutting-edge, compassionate care to daughters, mothers and grandmothers alike. Whether your seen by one of our board-certified OBGYNs, a nurse practitioner, a certified nurse-midwife, or a subspecialty physician, we are here to make sure you receive the best care possible.

Whether you're receiving care at our St. Mary Medical Center in Shreveport or at our Monroe Medical Center, we are committed to ensuring a comfortable experience with high-quality care that you deserve.

Our practitioners are trained to provide services ranging from routine well-woman care to subspecialty treatment. Our gynecology team has experience offering the following services:

  • Annual well-woman exams and preventive screenings
  • Birth control and contraception options including:
    • NuvaRing
    • Birth control pills
    • Depo-Provera
    • Contraceptive patch
    • IUDs
    • Nexplanon
    • Phexxi gel
    • Permanent sterilization
  • Bone density testing to check for osteoporosis
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes screening and treatment
  • Genetics screening
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Heavy or irregular period treatment
  • HPV vaccinations with Gardasil®
  • Infertility diagnosis, testing and management
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecologic disorders (fibroids, endometriosis, etc.)
  • Pap testing: cervical cancer screening
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings
  • Treatment for menopause
  • Ultrasound evaluation
  • Urogynecology for incontinence and pelvic-floor disorders
  • Pediatric gynecology

Our gynecologists are able to diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vulvar lesions
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Pelvic pain
  • Conditions associated with menopause

Our board-certified medical professionals have experience performing the following procedures:

  • Hysterectomy (robotic, laparoscopic, abdominal, vaginal)
  • Myomectomy (robotic, laparoscopic, abdominal)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic relaxation
  • Treatment for painful intercourse
  • Surgical treatment for vaginal relaxation
  • Surgical treatments for uterine prolapse
  • Surgical treatments for uterine fibroids

Most experts agree that by evaluating you on a yearly basis, your gynecologist can better determine if there are any issues you need to be concerned about. Depending on your age, there are certain steps that will go into every visit, including:

  • Evaluation and counseling
  • Vital sign check
  • Immunizations (if required)
  • Body mass index check
  • Breast exam (when indicated)
  • Pelvic exam (when indicated)

Recent guidelines call for pap smears every three years. Women with an average risk of breast cancer should have annual mammograms between the ages of 45 and 54. After that, they can have screenings every two years. Breast exams, either from a medical provider or self-exams, are no longer recommended by the American Cancer Society, unless indicated. Patients younger than 21 years old do not usually require a pelvic exam.

Find an OB/GYN Provider

View our full list of Obstetric and Gynecology providers to find the right one for you.

Whether you’re in need of gynecology care or an expert team to support you through pregnancy and beyond, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is here for you.