We help you tackle the unexpected
You expect your baby girl or middle school daughter to be dealing with teething problems or growing pains, not complications with her reproductive organs. But at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s gynecology program, we know firsthand that common or rare gynecological conditions can indeed affect teens, tweens, girls or even infants.
And when they do, our specially trained pediatric experts provide evaluations and breakthrough treatments for a wide range of gynecological conditions that could impact patients from birth through young adulthood.
Advanced technology, caring demeanors
Pediatricians from around the region refer families to us because we are recognized as the only pediatric gynecology center in Minnesota. In fact, Children’s is proud to have the only two pediatric and adolescent gynecologists in Minnesota.
We are mindful of the fact that girls are not “little women,” but children or teens who require gynecological services that are customized to their unique needs. We provide a blueprint of effective care strategies, including state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgeries, for even the most challenging gynecological issues facing babies, girls and teens.
Whether a baby girl is born with a complex congenital abnormality affecting her reproductive system, a toddler develops a cyst on her ovary, or a young teenager experiences devastatingly heavy menstrual periods, we know exactly how to address the situation — and we do so with exceptional compassion and respect.
Every girl is unique and so is our approach
Our gynecology team is renowned for a uniquely personalized approach to pediatric and adolescent gynecological services.
- Handled with care. We recognize that children and teens require more attention and sensitivity than adults when it comes to gynecological issues. So we focus on privacy and empathy, including a comfortable room of one’s own during examinations and plenty of time factored in for listening.
- Focus on communication. Parents and guardians are welcome to every appointment, but after the first visit, teens may come to appointments alone. During each visit, one of our team members will spend time with you and your child together, in addition to spending time with your teen individually. Though some conversations are held privately with the teen, if there is ever a serious issue, we share that with the parent or guardian. And, we encourage open communication between teens and their parents.
- We have connections. We work in conjunction with health experts in other Children’s departments, such as the blood disorder program, to provide kids with the advanced services needed to address gynecological issues. Together, we offer girls the latest treatment options available.
At Children’s, not only do we use leading-edge advances to treat a girl’s current condition, we also take into consideration her future reproductive needs. We know that girls want to grow into strong, healthy woman, and that’s our goal, too.