Jefferson University Hospitals

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gynecologic Care

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients. At this time, patients may bring one person to an office visit, office procedure or ultrasound. A child may also accompany the patient if the patient can supervise the child and/or bring one other person who will be responsible for the child.

We have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

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  • Increased Health Protocols
    Masks are required of all who enter our office. We do not recommend bringing a child to your visit at this time.
  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your provider through a video connection.
  • Expanded In-person appointments
    We added early-morning and evening appointments for those with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness. Additionally, we created appropriate space between chairs in waiting areas and ensure that all patients and care team members have masks and appropriate protection.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.

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Providing a depth and breadth of expert gynecologic care

Gynecologic Care at Jefferson Health provides patients of all ages with gynecologic care and services that range from routine exams to gynecologic surgery, including the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Our team of highly skilled gynecologists, women’s health nurse practitioners and midwives has decades of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions. Our team’s expertise has been recognized year-after-year by Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs™. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based, compassionate care to all of our patients of diverse backgrounds and gynecologic needs.

In-Office Surgical Procedures

We offer in-office procedures, including hysteroscopy, polyp removal and LEEP, in a state-of-the-art procedure suite at our Center City location. Our in-office procedures require less procedure time, eliminate the risk of general anesthesia and involve little to no recovery time. With our minimally invasive, in-office approach, you can get back to your normal life as quickly as possible.

Gynecologic Subspecialties

Depending on your unique needs, we coordinate care with specialists across our OBGYN department at Jefferson Health. Our multidisciplinary team of experts closely collaborates to provide exactly the care you need.

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Message from our Director

“I am so pleased to welcome you to Gynecologic Care at Jefferson Health. We provide a depth and breadth of gynecologic care and, if needed, recommendations on when and with whom to seek subspecialty care.  

We are proud to have a diverse group of providers who have interests in different clinical areas, including menopause care, management of abnormal Pap smears, management of abnormal bleeding, contraception counseling and prescriptions and surgery for polyps, fibroids and ovarian cysts.  We strive to provide gynecologic care that is evidence-based and culturally compassionate.”

- Sandra Dayaratna, MD

Our Range of Services

We have expertise in a wide range of gynecologic services and procedures, including:

  • Routine gynecologic exams and breast cancer screening guidance
  • Guidance and prescriptions for hormone therapy, such as bio-identical hormones
  • Family planning for contraception and pregnancy planning
  • Sexual health guidance and care
  • HPV vaccination
  • In-office procedures for hysteroscopy, polyp removal and LEEP
  • Comprehensive gynecologic surgery with minimally invasive and robotic surgery for the management of fibroids and ovarian cysts
  • Coordinated access to Jefferson Health OBGYN subspecialists in high-risk pregnancy, vulvovaginal health, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology
  • Evaluation and management of the full scope of gynecologic concerns:
    • Abnormal bleeding
    • Abnormal mammograms
    • Abnormal pap smears
    • Breast concerns
    • Contraception problems
    • Fibroids
    • HPV infections
    • Infertility evaluation and treatment
    • Menopausal symptoms
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Pelvic pain and endometriosis treatment
    • Vulvar and vaginal problems

Colposcopy Clinic

If you have an abnormal Pap smear, we are here to help you understand the results and next steps to diagnose and treat any cervical abnormalities as early as possible, starting with a colposcopy, a procedure to more closely examine the cervix. Our Colposcopy Clinic uses the latest technology to enable us to more precisely identify abnormalities and enable you to watch the procedure in real-time with video-guided technology. If we see any abnormalities, our designated procedure area is fully equipped to perform an LEEP, a loop electrosurgical excision procedure, to remove abnormal cells or tissue. We can perform the colposcopy and LEEP during the same visit to save you weeks between diagnosis and treatment and subsequent hospital visits.

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If you have questions about our program or managing your visit, please check out our FAQ page.


1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669)

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