View it in your browser JANUARY Newsletter 2020
Learn about the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery
Aticle Banner Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine’s experienced specialists and staff pride themselves in providing personalized quality care for women in all phases of life. Dr. Taryll Jenkins has also invested in technologies that facilitate a comfortable, no-stress, and convenient experience. Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Katy, TX at the practice has opened up doors to minimally-invasive treatment of complex surgical procedures that otherwise would have been difficult or impossible with conventional techniques, and is associated with fewer risks of complications among those conditions that otherwise might be treated with traditional surgical, abdominal incisions (or laparotomy).

About robotic or robot-assisted surgery

First developed for use in battlefield medicine, robotic surgery was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999 for the treatment of urologic and cardiac conditions. In 2005, the FDA approved its use for the surgical treatment of gynecologic conditions. The da Vinci Surgery System used by Drs Jenkins, Adebola Falae, and Maria Torres was approved by the FDA in 2000 and has since been widely adopted in both the United States and Europe for the treatment of a wide range of conditions.

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Pregnancy and my OBGYN
The excitement begins as soon as you have read the POSITIVE on your pregnancy test! During the early stages of your pregnancy, it is extremely important for you to visit your OBGYN. He or she will perform several tests to check on the health of you and your baby. He or she will also be able to answer any questions and also to alleviate any fears or concerns that you might have. The OBGYN will also be able to provide you with advice on what you can do to make your pregnancy an easy experience. This includes advice on good nutrition, exercise, and on what you shouldn’t do during this period.

During the first trimester, your body is undergoing many changes. As your body begins to adjust to the growing baby, it is usual for your body to experience stress, mood swings, backaches, fatigue and nausea. Your OBGYN will reassure you that this is perfectly normal!

The second trimester is usually easier as typical pregnancy discomfort such as morning sickness, fatigue, and several other things disappear as the body adapts to the growing baby. Before the trimester is over, you will feel the baby beginning to move. During your visit to the OBGYN he or she will monitor the baby’s development and determine the baby’s age. The OBGYN may also recommend several tests to determine the health of the baby and to assess the risk of any complications.

In the last trimester, you might feel the need to go to the bathroom often and may find it difficult to breathe. Your obgyn will reassure you that these will subside once the baby has arrived! Until then, enjoy the beautiful moments of pregnancy.

No one will be able to give you better help with many of your health concerns as a woman than your gynecologist. For comprehensive gynecologic care call 855-346-8610 today.
Pap Test with my OBGYN
The Pap test or Pap smear checks for changes in the cervix cells. The cervix is the lower part of the womb which leads to the birth canal or vagina. The Pap test can signal the presence of any abnormal or unhealthy cells, infection, or cancer.

If you have ever wondered why you should have a pap test, it can save your life! A pap test from your OBGYN can help identify cervix cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body and becomes of an invasive nature. If diagnosed early, treatment for cervix cancer can be easier and the chances of curing it are greater, too. Furthermore, Pap tests can help identify inflammation and infections, and the presence of abnormal cells that can transform into cancer cells.

Your OBGYN will emphasize the need to have pap tests as part of routine health screenings. All women who are over eighteen years of age and even those who have gone through menopause need to undergo Pap tests. Those who are under thirty years of age, should get the pap test on an annual basis. For women who are over the age of thirty and have had three normal pap tests for three consecutive years can speak to their OBGYN about spacing out these tests to every two to three years. Those who are between sixty five and seventy years of age and have undergone at least three normal tests and no abnormal ones in the last years can request to stop undergoing the Pap tests.

A Pap test can be done during a pelvic exam. It is very quick and takes just a few minutes. The test is typically painless but may cause some minor discomfort for some women.
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23535 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494
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