Pediatric and adolescent gynecology

Pediatric gynecologists at Dell Children’s Medical Center deliver gynecologic care for female development concerns, puberty and more in children and teens.

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Pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Dell Children’s

Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists at Dell Children's Medical Center, a part of Ascension Seton, diagnose, treat and help manage gynecologic conditions affecting children and adolescents (21 years and younger). Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists are board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists who have completed subspecialty training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, including minimally invasive surgery in children. We have the expertise to treat gynecologic conditions in all children, including children with special needs and medical conditions that affect their reproductive health.

Our care team includes subspecialty trained pediatric and adolescent gynecologists who follow treatment guidelines provided by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. We use some of the latest technology to deliver specialized procedures and offer personalized treatment options with a focus on increasing your child’s overall quality of life.

Diagnosing and treating gynecologic conditions in children and teens

Conditions we diagnose and treat:

  • Adnexal torsion
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen insensitivity
  • Breast health
  • Cervical agenesis
  • Cervical duplication
  • Cervical hypoplasia
  • Childhood asymmetric labium majus enlargement (CALME)
  • Condyloma
  • Congenital reproductive tract disorders
  • Cribriform hymen
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Genital trauma
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hirsutism
  • Hymenal polyps
  • Imperforate hymen
  • Labial adhesions
  • Labial hypoplasia
  • Labial hypertrophy
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Lower vaginal atresia
  • Microperforate hymen
  • Ovarian masses, cysts and tumors
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Painful or irregular periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric syndrome (PMDD)
  • Puberty
  • Septate uterus
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sleeve hymen
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Transverse vaginal septum
  • Uterine duplication
  • Uterine agenesis
  • Uterine hypoplasia
  • Unicornuate uterus
  • Vaginal agenesis
  • Vertical or complete vaginal septum
  • Vulvovaginitis and vulvar ulcers

Your child’s care team is committed to providing a seamless transition from pediatric care at Dell Children’s to adult gynecologic care at Ascension Seton. Patients 13 years of age and older are connected to experienced OB-GYNs at Ascension Seton.

A multidisciplinary approach to care

Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning families will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our experienced subspecialty-trained pediatric and adolescent gynecologists work alongside a team of pediatric specialists, including advanced practice providers, dietitians, social workers, child life specialists, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients and their families.

If a higher level of care is needed to treat your child’s condition, we collaborate with other providers, including gynecologic oncologists, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, pelvic floor physical therapists, urogynecologists, and pediatric behavioral health specialists, to treat and manage complex conditions.

Pediatric care backed by research

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is a collaboration between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. This collaboration brings together a team of highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments.

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology