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Gynecology Specialist

Katie H Ostrom, MD -  - Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Katie H Ostrom, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Homer, AK

To optimize your reproductive and sexual health, Katie Ostrom, MD, provides comprehensive gynecology services. The team focuses on preventive health services, like pelvic exams and Pap smears, to screen for cancer and other diseases. They also offer birth control counseling, on-site ablation, and noninvasive urinary incontinence treatments. If it’s been longer than a year since your last gynecology visit, schedule an appointment online or call the office in Homer, Alaska, today.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is a field of medicine that focuses on women's reproductive and sexual health needs in all phases of life — from puberty to menopause.

At the office of Katie Ostrom, MD, the experienced team provides comprehensive gynecology services, including preventive screenings, to ensure you’re functioning optimally. They can also diagnose and treat various gynecological conditions that affect your reproductive and sexual health.

What gynecology services are available?

Katie Ostrom, MD, provides services that meet the unique needs of teen girls and women. They offer routine pelvic exams, Pap smears, and breast exams to identify signs of disease in the earliest stages when treatment is typically most effective.

The providers diagnose and treat issues that affect your physical, sexual, reproductive, and emotional health, such as:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause
  • Bladder control issues
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • High-risk pregnancy (perinatology) consultations

You can receive counseling services for birth control and infertility, gender-affirming care, and group therapy, and support for pregnancy loss. The team also offers a variety of minimally invasive treatment and diagnostic procedures in-office requiring only mild sedation.

What gynecology procedures and treatments are available?

The office of Katie Ostrom, MD, features advanced technologies to diagnose and treat underlying gynecological conditions, including:

Ablation

Ablation is a procedure that uses heat energy to destroy the lining of your uterus (endometrium) and treat abnormal bleeding and endometriosis.

Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is a procedure that helps your physician examine the lining of your bladder and your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body. Testing can confirm underlying bladder infections and diseases that can cause bladder dysfunction.

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, lighted tube to examine the inside of your uterus and cervix closely. You may need a hysteroscopy to diagnose or treat fibroids or remove a sample of abnormal tissue to check for cancer.

Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a procedure to examine your vagina, vulva, and cervix for signs of disease. You may need this as a follow-up test if you have an abnormal Pap smear.

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

LEEP is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a heated wire loop to remove abnormal cells and tissue in your lower reproductive system. You may be a candidate for LEEP to treat polyps, precancerous or cancerous tissue, genital warts, or other abnormal growths.

You can also determine if you’re a candidate for treatment with the MonaLisa Touch® laser technology. Nonsurgical laser treatments can relieve uncomfortable postpartum and menopause symptoms like vaginal dryness, painful sex, and urinary incontinence.

Schedule a gynecology consultation online or call the office of Katie Ostrom, MD, today.