Compassionate Care for Women of All Ages
The George Washington University Hospital offers a comprehensive range of quality gynecological care for women of all ages — with an emphasis on preventive health and education. In addition to well-woman exams, The Women’s Center at GW Hospital offers:
- Pap smears
- Pelvic exams
- Birth control methods
- Family planning
- Sexually transmitted disease treatment
- Breast examinations
- Tubal ligation
- Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT)
- Domestic violence counseling
Schedule an Appointment
Please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS.
Highly trained specialists in cancers of the female reproductive system provide leading edge care from diagnosis to therapy. The gynecology team works with medical oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and other specialists in the hospital to coordinate the best clinical treatment protocols.
Surgeons at GW Hospital use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotic gynecologic surgeries for endometriosis, hysterectomy and myomectomy. Benefits of robotic surgery include fewer complications, less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
HPV and Cervical Cancer Risk
HPV is an extremely common virus with over 100 different strains, but 14 have been found to significantly increase cancer risks. Prevention is important. Two screenings (pap and HPV) can help prevent cervical cancer or detect it early.
When Should I Get Screened?
From 21 to 29, you should get a pap test every three years if your results are normal. From 30 to 65, you may receive a pap test, or an HPV test or both. From 65+, you may no longer need to take these tests. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Podcast: Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Learn about the most common minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries and their benefits (fewer complications and faster recovery) in this educational health podcast.