Students on the clerkship at the Loyola University Medical Center site will participate on three services: Labor and Delivery, Ambulatory care and a Gynecology elective. There are several sub-specialties, including female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, general benign gynecology and gynecology oncology. Director will assign electives.

 Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a unique, multidisciplinary program that combines the expertise of urogynecologists who treat all pelvic floor disorders in women from incontinence to difficulties with bladder or bowel control and pelvic organ prolapse, with urologists who treat the entire urinary tract, and specialty physical and occupational therapists who specialize in pelvic floor rehabilitation. The physicians and therapists work collaboratively with each other and with their patients to tailor treatment plans that meet each woman’s preferences and lifestyles. The division serves as a national model for treatment and educational endeavors in female pelvic floor disorders. Patients can benefit from the latest treatments and opportunities to participate in clinical research trials for urinary incontinence, urinary difficulties, bowel control problems and pelvic organ prolapse.

General Benign Gynecology
The division provides care for women of all ages. It encompasses multiple arenas, from the ambulatory setting, the emergency room, in patient care and the operating room.  The physicians perform procedures in the outpatient setting, including LEEPs, colposcopy, sonohysterograms and endometrial ablations. In patient procedures include hysterectomy, abdominal and vaginal, for benign disease and operative laparoscopy. This group also provides 24 hour coverage for acute patients through the Emergency department.

Gynecologic Oncology
Loyola is a regional center in caring for women with all types of gynecologic cancer: ovarian, cervical, endometrial, uterine, vaginal, fallopian tube and vulvar. The Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center provides expanded clinics, diagnostic capabilities and laboratories for the division. The group of physicians performs diagnostic procedures, undertakes radical surgeries, using minimally invasive techniques when appropriate, provides chemotherapy and radiotherapy and humane terminal care. They work in conjunction with medical oncologists, specialty radiologists and radiotherapists with a team approach to the female oncology patient.



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Please send questions or comments to: Scott Graziano, M.D.
Updated: 03/26/08 ... Created: 08/13/07