Breaking down comprehensive OBGYN care and what it means for your health

Your relationship with your OBGYN matters, both in terms of your comfort and for the benefit of your health. That’s why seeing a comprehensive OBGYN makes sense for anyone who may experience health and wellness issues or diseases that specifically impact women. You will see your doctor long-term, from adolescence to menopause and beyond, and building a relationship with them over time will benefit you.

Dr. Lona Sasser and Dr. Mary Squire-De Leon are highly skilled gynecologists in Coral Springs, Florida, who offer an array of services for patients of all ages. To make an appointment, you can easily book online or give us a call at (954) 340-1050.

What is Comprehensive OBGYN Care?

Yes, a big part of comprehensive OBGYN care relates to reproductive health – from fertility to prenatal care, to childbirth and beyond. But there’s a wide range of health matters beyond reproduction that your OBGYN will provide care for. 

First, let’s take a look at gynecological and obstetrics services. What is the difference? 

OB stands for obstetrics

Obstetrics is a branch of medicine that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Our obstetric services include:

  • Pregnancy confirmation
  • Comprehensive obstetrical care (including appointments at your convenience, patient education, and 2D in-office ultrasounds for medical diagnostic images/sex determination)
  • Coordination and referrals to Perinatologists in the area as medically indicated

GYN refers to gynecology

Gynecology deals with the diseases and routine physical care of women’s reproductive system.

Our services include:

  • Regular well woman exams
  • Diagnosis and treatment of gynecological problems and STDs
  • IUD insertion and removal
  • Treatment of cervical changes
  • Birth control education, options, and care
  • Pediatric/adolescent gynecology
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Urogynecology
  • Pain-free surgical alternatives for urinary incontinence (pelvic floor stimulation)

A comprehensive OBGYN specializes in all aspects of women’s health. For example, did you know that your OBGYN is knowledgeable about conditions like hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders?

Beyond Routine Care 

If you are healthy and seeking routine care like PAP smears and breast exams, your family doctor may be the person you first think of making an appointment with. But it is important to your long term well-being to develop a relationship with your OBGYN too.  Like any doctor who you will see throughout life, you want to get to know them and build trust. Booking your routine gynecological care with your OBGYN is a great way to feel well taken care of. Don’t save them just for reproduction or health problems.

Regularly seeing your comprehensive OBGYN over years and decades means developing a relationship with a provider who really knows the ins and outs of your medical history and can advocate for you. It means building trust and comfort so you always feel safe, relaxed and well cared for. And should you develop a serious medical condition, your OBGYN will know you well and help you to navigate the care and procedures you require to get well. 

We are here to support you from conception to birth, from adolescence to menopause, and beyond. To make an appointment with Dr. Lona Sasser Obstetrics & Gynecology, you can easily make an appointment online or give us a call at (954) 340-1050.


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