Regular breast and pelvic exams by your OB-GYN can help detect cancers and vaginal infections earlier for faster treatment and an easier recovery. Scripps obstetricians and gynecologists use the most advanced imaging and diagnostic equipment for the most accurate results.
Our advanced diagnostic procedures include:
Full pelvic exams
Annual women’s health exams include pelvic exams, and Pap tests (also called Pap smears) to check for vaginal infections and gynecologic cancers.
Exams may also include screenings for HPV (human papilloma virus), sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other pelvic and vaginal infections and infertility evaluations.
Breast exams and breast imaging
These preventive and diagnostic exams include digital mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.
Obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound imaging
Scripps offers advanced imaging technology at several locations throughout the county.
Laparoscopy uses a small camera surgically inserted through the navel for a better view of the pelvic organs.
Hysteroscopy uses a small scope inserted through the vagina to view the lining of the uterus.
Dilation and curettage (D & C)
During this procedure, also known as a D&C, the cervix is dilated and the uterine lining is gently scraped.
During colposcopy, a microscope is inserted into the vagina for a more detailed look at the surface. This is often used to help guide a biopsy.
Gynecologic cancer care
Scripps offers comprehensive care and advanced treatments for gynecologic cancers including: