Gynecology/ Women's Health Specialist

Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta

Gerardo L Sotomayor, MD

Gynecology & Cosmetic Surgery located in Norcross, GA

Even if you don’t have symptoms associated with your menstrual cycle or reproductive organs, you should check in on your health regularly with gynecology/women’s health visits. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Gerardo Sotomayor, MD, and his team provide primary care and gynecology-focused care to women of all ages. Book your yearly exam or a diagnostic appointment by phone or online at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta today.

Gynecology/Women's Health Q & A

How does gynecology relate to women’s health?

Gynecology refers to the medical specialty that focuses on women and the aspects of their health that separate them from men. Specifically, gynecologists diagnose and treat issues with your reproductive organs.

At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, the team provides primary care for women as well as yearly gynecological visits and treatment for issues related to reproductive health. You might make an appointment to address:

  • Natural family planning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Issues with your menstrual cycle
  • Menopause
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain

 

The team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta is equipped to treat issues outside of your reproductive system, too. They can help you manage acne, depression, back pain, and other conditions. 

 

What do gynecology and women’s health visits entail?

When you come to Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta for your yearly gynecological visit, the appointment begins with a review of your medical history and any medications that you take. Next, you can expect:

A physical examination

Your provider checks your weight and blood pressure, and then examines your body for signs of distress or malfunction. They then perform a manual breast exam to check for any signs of lumps, pain, or skin dimpling.

A pelvic exam and Pap smear

As you lie on a table in a gown, your gynecologist examines your vulva and vaginal opening before opening your cervix with a speculum. They view your vagina and cervix, and then perform a Pap smear. During the Pap smear, they remove a sample of cells from your cervix, and then send the sample for lab testing.

Lab tests

In addition to the Pap smear, your gynecologist might request blood work or a urine test. Lab testing allows them to see how your body is functioning and catch signs of disease or infection that don’t display any symptoms yet. The team conveys your results to you as soon as possible and can refer you to a specialist for further treatment if necessary.

 

How should I prepare for my gynecology visit?

There are a few things to keep in mind before each gynecology visit. If you’re getting a specific procedure, the team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta details the steps you need to take to prepare. 

For any visit:

  • You don’t have to shave or wax beforehand
  • You should be honest about your health and history
  • Avoid intercourse and tampons for two days before an exam
  • It isn’t necessary to reschedule around a period, but you can if you choose

 

You should be prepared to answer questions about your sexual and reproductive health. It’s important to realize that you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about these topics and that the team is simply here to listen and help.

Book your next gynecology or women’s health visit by phone or online at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta today.