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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Vanderbilt’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Practice offers evidence-based gynecologic care for children and teenagers up to age 19. Young patients are evaluated and treated by full-scope, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists who have special interest and expertise in pediatric and adolescent patients. Our youngest pediatric patients receive family-centered care in a positive atmosphere.

Patients with certain conditions may require surgical intervention. Depending on age, they will receive expert surgical care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt or our 4 South Gynecologic Surgery Center at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Positive care experiences: With our adolescent patients, we seek to gradually build health care autonomy over concerns such as contraception and to establish early positive experiences in women’s health that will hopefully lead to healthy habits for life.
  • Surgical management: Our team features board-certified gynecologic surgeons to provide a precise level of care right here at Vanderbilt without having to see an outside specialist.
  • Transition to adult care: We provide the bridge to adult care because we have both pediatric and adult specialists. This feature offers independence as our patients transition to adulthood, helping them to accept more responsibility for their ongoing health needs.

Conditions

  • Labial adhesions
  • Hymenal abnormalities
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Vulvar skin conditions
  • Vaginal discharge and irritation
  • Early pubertal development
  • Delayed pubertal development
  • Absent or irregular periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Painful periods
  • Premenstrual syndrome and disorder
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ovarian masses and cysts
  • Uterine abnormalities

Treatments

  • Sexually-transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Birth control counseling
  • Patient education and preventive care
  • Long-acting reversible contraception (IUDs, implants)

Locations

Nashville

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health One Hundred Oaks
(615) 343-5700

719 Thompson Lane, Suite 27100
Nashville, TN 37204
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Franklin

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Cool Springs
(615) 343-5700

2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 230
Franklin, TN 37067
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Smyrna

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Smyrna
(615) 343-5700

515 Stonecrest Parkway, Suite 150
Smyrna, TN 37167
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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Care Team


For Referring Providers

Our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology section faculty see patients every Thursday at the One Hundred Oaks location. Other dates and times are available. To arrange a consultation, call (615) 343-5700.

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