Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit

What is the obstetrics and gynaecology service?

At the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit of La Paloma Hospital, we are committed to providing women with the best service for their reproductive system healthcare.

Below we review the most relevant aspects of the services associated with these specialities.

Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the medical speciality responsible for, mostly in risk situations, pregnancy supervision, delivery and puerperium.

In our centre we have the most advanced means for the realization of complete control of your pregnancy.

Ultrasound studies of high resolution are performed at each obstetric visit with 3D-4D technology.

 

Gynaecology

Unidad de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Gynaecology is a medical and surgical speciality that treats female reproductive system diseases (vulva and vagina, uterus and ovaries).

This way, gynaecologists are the specialists dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as:

  • Infections of the genital tract (infectious vulvovaginitis, sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Alterations of the menstrual cycle (absent, abundant or irregular)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
  • Sterility (pregnancy inability)
  • Urinary incontinence and prolapse of pelvic organs through the vulva (urinary bladder, uterus and rectum)
  • Cancer and precancerous reproductive organs diseases

Experts recommend the first visit to the gynaecologist to be after the first sexual relationship, or even before to resolve doubts or concerns teenagers might have, about development, the menstrual cycle, intimate hygiene or contraception.

Portfolio of services of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit:

  • Pregnancy control
  • High resolution 3D and 4D obstetric ultrasound
  • Non-invasive fetal chromosomal abnormality test
  • Chorial biopsy, amniocentesis
  • Periodic gynaecological review
  • High resolution gynaecological ultrasound
  • Contraceptive counselling, IUD placement, tubal ligation
  • Sterility problems couple study
  • General gynaecological surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Aesthetic gynaecological surgery (correction of lip abnormalities, repair of perineal defects as a consequence of postpartum injuries)

Additional Information

Cancer of the cervix develops from precancerous injuries that can be detected by cytology on a regular basis.

These injuries appear as a consequence of a persistent infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is acquired by having sexual intercourse.

The HPV vaccine can prevent infections of the types of HPV included in its composition (16 and 18) which cause more than 70% of the cases of cervical cancer.

In addition, it also protects partially against other types of HPV not included in the vaccine and that cause approximately another 13% of cervical cancer cases.

Breastfeeding can decrease the risk of breast cancer.

Breastfeeding can decrease the risk of breast cancer, especially if the duration of breast cancer lasts for more than a year.

There are several reasons why breastfeeding protects the health of the breast:

  • The continuous production of milk by the cells of the breast limits its ability to alter its behaviour and malign
  • During breastfeeding women have fewer menstrual cycles, and therefore lower levels of estrogen
  • Most women who breastfeed have healthier lifestyles during this period.

On top of that, breastfeeding is the most appropriate feeding method for the development of babies.