Advanced gynecologic care for women

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Gynecology program addresses a broad range of women's health issues. From general gynecological care to urology, oncology and reproductive endocrinology, we're committed to being your healthcare partner at every stage of life. And because we have access to the resources of a top-ranked academic medical center, you'll received state-of-the-art care from highly trained, dedicated physicians.

Through the Gynecology program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we care for women throughout each stage of life. Women come to us for female wellness and reproductive issues ranging from annual exams, to infertility, to gynecological cancer, to pelvic floor disorders, to diseases of the cervix or vulvar, to menopause.

Well-woman care

Well-woman care involves not only your annual exams, but anticipating and planning for your health needs. Whether it’s preparing for childbirth, concerns about transition to menopause, spacing or delaying pregnancy or routine health maintenance, we are here to help with contraception counseling, screening for sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer screening (Pap smear), breast exams and referrals for mammography and bone density testing.

Colposcopy clinic

In the event your Pap smear is abnormal, a colposcopic exam may be needed for further evaluation. This binoculars-like instrument (colposcope) gives a magnified view of the cervix to allow your physician to formulate a treatment plan. Experts in our Obstetrics and Gynecology practices and our Colposcopy Clinic guide women through this evaluation to detect cervical abnormalities in early stages so that timely treatment prevents cervical cancer.

Vulvar clinic

Skin or dermatologic conditions can affect the vulvar area. Our specialized Vulvar Clinic accepts referrals from primary care and Ob/Gyn providers to assist in caring for patients with persistent concerns that have been difficult to diagnose or treat.

Contraception and family planning clinic

Planned pregnancies, with deliveries spaced at least 18 months apart, are healthiest for moms and babies. Our Contraception and Family Planning Clinic can help women select among the many contraceptive methods. Women choosing contraceptives, such as intrauterine devices or implants, can have them placed in this clinic or in any of our Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic offices. We can also provide counseling for pregnancy planning or unplanned pregnancy.

Menopause clinic

Our Menopause Clinic accepts referrals for women experiencing health concerns related to the menopause. Whether you have a need for hormonal therapy, advice about maintaining bone health or sexual concerns, our Obstetrician/Gynecology practices or Menopause Clinic can provide consultation to women and their primary care providers.

Gynecological robotic surgery

For gynecologic conditions that require surgical intervention, our gynecologists can provide care using the most innovative techniques. Whether it is treatment of heavy uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, pelvic pain or endometriosis, our physicians are skilled in both laparoscopic and robotic surgical treatments. We can help guide you through the surgical options. These surgical techniques offer the benefit of smaller incisions and a faster recovery.

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.

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