Obstetrics & Gynecology

An ob-gyn consults with a patient.Whether it's a routine well woman check or bringing a child into your family, Mount Nittany Health's obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) physicians are prepared to care for you.

Routine preventative care is one of the best ways a woman can take care of her body. Several providers who are a part of Mount Nittany Health can perform annual well woman exams, which include a breast examination, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and a Pap test, if indicated, as part of normal preventative care services.

We welcome patients of all ages and offer pediatric and adolescent care. Our ob/gyn providers can diagnose and treat almost all ob/gyn conditions, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Postpartum depression

Find an ob/gyn who's a part of Mount Nittany Health from our list below, or contact Mount Nittany Physician Group - Park Avenue for an appointment.

Sexual Health

In addition to providing sexually transmitted infection testing for women, Mount Nittany Health physicians are equipped to help you choose the best birth control method for you.

Ob/gyns at Mount Nittany Health can prescribe or provide a variety of birth control options, including oral contraceptive, Depo-Provera injections, intrauterine devices such as Mirena® and ParaGard®, Nexplanon®, Essure®, Skyla®, diaphragm fittings and female surgical sterilization.

Male sterilization services (in-office vasectomies) are available through Mount Nittany Physician Group - University Drive.

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Pregnancy

From pre-conceptual counseling and prenatal lab screenings to American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine accredited ultrasounds and amniocentesis tests, our ob/gyn physicians have the expertise and leading technology to make your pregnancy as rewarding as it should be.

Counseling for prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes is available at the Park Avenue location. We also offer amniocentesis testing and non-stress test fetal monitoring here.

Additionally, with a wealth of experience in managing high-risk pregnancies, our physicians are prepared to perform vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries.

Fertility

Trying to start or grow a family can be an anxious time for couples struggling to conceive. Our ob/gyn physicians can help you explore the causes of infertility with diagnostics for both mom and dad. We can also perform intrauterine insemination, follicle monitoring and ovulation induction with injectable and oral medications at Mount Nittany Physician Group: Park Avenue.

We're more than happy to provide prenatal services and delivery for in vitro fertilization pregnancies and have experience in advising patients who are pursuing surrogacy and sperm donor matching services.

Specialty Care

Many of our ob/gyn physicians specialize in female surgery, hysteroscopy, laser surgery, laparoscopy, managing menopause and premenstrual syndrome as well as infertility services.

Some of the major and minor surgical services ob/gyn physicians at Mount Nittany Health can perform include:

  • NovaSure® endometrial ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) to remove abnormal cervical cells associated with abnormal Pap tests
  • Colopscopy procedures
  • Laboratory testing
  • Monarch transvaginal sling treatments
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C) with hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic tubal sterilization (LTS)
  • Transvaginal and transabdominal pelvic ultrasounds

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