GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY TREATMENT PROGRAMS
GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY TREATMENT PROGRAMS, also known as gynecology, is the branch of medical science that deals with the treatment and care of female reproductive system and infertility. As such it is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the uterus, cervix, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, vulva, and breasts. A Gynecology specialist is specialized and trained in treating a full spectrum of conditions ranging from infertility, contraception, sexual functions, to hormone disorders, infections, menstrual problems, and menopause. A large number of gynecologist are also obstetricians (OB/GYN) in that they give care to pregnant women and growing fetuses, as well as women who want to terminate their pregnancies.
Gynecology is divided into three sub-specialty areas:
• Maternal – Fetal Medicine: This is a specialty that cares for women who have difficult and high-risk pregnancies due to complications in the reproductive system. It involves monitoring and treatment including comprehensive testing and ultrasound
• Gynecologic oncology: A specialist that provides care for women with cancers in the female reproductive system. (For gynecologic cancers please refer to our Oncology Section). It includes sub-specialties such as uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer
• Reproductive endocrinology and infertility: A specialist that studies and manages hormonal dysfunctions and infertility problems as well as anatomical disorders. It also involves an obstetrics and gynecology surgical sub-specialty
As with all medical and surgical treatment programs, Cuba offers comprehensive treatment programs headed by specialized and highly trained gynecologic teams to meet the health care needs of women experiencing complex and/or sensitive conditions. Depending on the nature of the condition, the Cuban gynecologist team may choose to treat the disorder medically or surgically and, for some conditions, may opt to use minimally invasive surgery decreasing the length of hospital stay and length of recovery. Due to its reputation, Cuba has become one of the favorite destinations for the treatment.