Your Daughters First Gyenecologic visit.
What to Expect
Your daughter's first visit to the gynecologist should be a positive experience. All examinations conducted are age-appropriate and are provided in a sensitive and caring manner. Educational resources are available for patients and their families. All physicians and staff make special efforts to explain tests, treatments, and procedures. All patients and their families are encouraged to ask questions.
Pediatric gynecologic exams
The gynecologic examination of a child is completely different from that of an adult. The prepubertal child is susceptible to injuries and infections that are unique because of the unestrogenized state of the tissues of the introitus, hymen, and vagina.
Dr. Benz has expertise in the variations of normal prepubertal anatomy and physiology, as well as the ability to communicate both with the child, and her parents. Examinations take place in a manner that is reassuring, non-threatening and without discomfort.
Adolescent gynecologic exams
Adolescents also have special needs in their examination, especially if this is a first pelvic examination. The first examination is a golden opportunity to educate young patients about the breast and pelvic examination, answer questions about development, and provide medical
reassurances, and information about issues of health and sexuality.
Dr. Benz is skilled in the medical evaluation and surgical management and correction of gynecologic disorders of this age group. Laparoscopy for evaluation of abdominal masses, pelvic pain and pelvic endometriosis; vaginoscopy for removal of foreign objects, and assessment of bleeding and injuries; and colposcopy for evaluation of abnormal bleeding and abnormal pap smears are available for young patients.