General gynecology care throughout your lifetime

For general gynecology care throughout your lifetime, including annual exams, Pap tests, breast exams, contraception counseling, and screening for infection, choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. 

In addition to excellent routine care, we provide innovative treatments, advanced surgical services, and conduct clinical research on a variety of health topics to improve the care of women.

Women in all life stages choose Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center for their gynecologic care. Whether you need a yearly checkup or are experiencing a health concern requiring expert advice, our team of physicians is ready to help. 

We offer advanced surgical services, including robotics and minimally invasive surgical options. Our medical staff includes experts in menopause care, vulvar disease, diseases of the cervix, and gynecological surgery.

Why Choose Ohio State?

Women choose our services for many reasons:

  • We offer excellent routine care such as annual exams, Pap tests, breast exams, contraception counseling and screening for infections.
  • We offer the most advanced surgical services, including robotics and minimally invasive surgical options.
  • Our medical staff includes physicians who are experts in menopause care, vulvar disease and diseases of the cervix, and gynecological surgery.
  • We provide innovative treatments such as endometrial ablation (a procedure to treat abnormal bleeding that alters the lining of the uterus) and transcervical sterilization (a minimally invasive permanent contraceptive).
  • Our physicians are knowledgeable about the latest contraceptive devices.
  • We conduct clinical research on a variety of women’s health topics in our efforts to improve the care of women.

Lisa Keder, MD

Lisa Keder, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, shares things to consider when choosing an Ob/Gyn.

Lisa Keder, MD

Lisa Keder, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, describes the quality of care patients receive at Ohio State.

Our Services

Well-woman care

Annual exams, contraception counseling, screening for sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer screening (Pap test), breast exams and referrals for mammography and bone density testing

Colposcopy clinic

Evaluation and treatment for women with abnormal Pap tests, including cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer prevention

Vulvar clinic

Evaluation of vulva diseases and chronic skin conditions of the vulvar region

Contraception and family planning clinic

Counseling for pregnancy planning or unplanned pregnancy, and contraception methods, including intrauterine devices (IUDs), sterilization and hormonal contraceptive implants

Menopause clinic

Counseling on what to expect during menopause, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and symptom management

Gynecological robotic surgery

Robotic and laparoscopic surgical treatments for a variety of conditions, including myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) and hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus). These surgical techniques offer the benefit of smaller incisions and a faster recovery.

Patient Success

Robotic surgery gives freedom from incontinence

Robotic surgery gives freedom from incontinence

Over a 10-year period, Adrianne’s “bathroom frequency issues” worsened to the point of affecting her everyday activities. Here, she underwent minimally invasive reconstructive surgery to resolve her female incontinence and repair a common condition called pelvic organ prolapse.

Tips from our Experts

Brett Worly, MD

Brett Worly, MD, encourages patients to have an evaluation with a gynecologist to review their birth control options to see what is the safest and most effective choice.

Lisa Keder, MD

Lisa Keder, MD, an Ob/Gyn at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the importance of pre-conceptual planning and what women can do to promote a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.

Brett Worly, MD

​Brett Worly, MD, is part of a female sexual dysfunction clinic at Ohio State where a multidisciplinary team evaluates and provides treatment for women experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Katherine Strafford, MD

​The recommended age for a first pap smear is 21. An Ob/Gyn can then guide appropriate care throughout a woman’s reproductive years, during pregnancy and into menopause. While pap smears are often no longer necessary after age 65, concerns with pelvic health, ovaries and the uterus remain throughout a woman’s life.

Katherine Strafford, MD

​The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact. Dr. Strafford, MD, explains the virus’ connection to cervical and other cancers, the importance of vaccination for individuals younger than 26, and the vaccine’s required dosing schedule.


Katherine Strafford, MD

Some patients may be nervous about their first time visit to the Ob/Gyn. Dr. Strafford reassures patients by explaining what a first visit usually entails. Don’t hesitate to make that first time visit — an Ob/Gyn can help with heavy or irregular menstrual cycles, contraceptive needs, screening or other medical concerns.

Our Doctors

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