The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital offers expert gynecologic consultation for girls and young women, including infants and young women up to age 22. Our services are available to patients whose pediatrician, specialty physician or adolescent medicine doctor has requested specialized assessment of gynecologic health concerns.
Common Conditions We Treat
Congenital reproductive tract disorders, including imperforate hymen, vaginal septum and uterine agenesis
Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)
Precocious puberty (early onset)
Additionally, we provide consultation for young women who have a chronic health condition that may complicate general gynecologic assessment and care, including:
Colposcopy, a procedure for the evaluation of abnormal Pap smears
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
First Pelvic Exam for Girls & Teens
We compassionately offer first-time gynecologic examinations and Pap smear consultations, making sure to meet the needs — both physically and emotionally — of every patient and their family. We take special consideration in providing support in their transition from pediatric care to gynecologic care.
Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologic Surgery
Our experts provide surgical care for vaginal anomalies, labial hypertrophy and vaginal cysts. We also offer minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for the treatment of ovarian masses and adnexal masses. The benefits of minimally invasive surgical techniques include smaller incisions and shorter recovery times than traditional surgical procedures.