Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology – a comprehensive department of Greenville Health System (GHS). We provide services including obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology as well as gynecologic oncology with the GHS Cancer Institute. Outstanding patient-centered care, the education of medical students and residents, and research in women’s health are the cornerstones of our effort to promote the health of women.
Primary and specialty care is provided at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Laurens County Memorial Hospital, Oconee Memorial Hospital and at outpatient sites throughout the Upstate. Because GHS has a regional presence, OB/GYNs and specialty providers are conveniently located where you live and work.
We pride ourselves on providing best-practices for all of our patients. This is why GHS hospitals have taken steps to provide Family-centered Maternity Care and to achieve prestigious Baby-Friendly designation by World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Greenville Memorial Hospital and Oconee Memorial Hospital have already received designation and our other facilities are on their journey to becoming Baby-Friendly.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month
What Is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis affects women and occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the womb (uterus) grows in other areas of the body. This tissue grows mainly in the abdominal cavity (see diagram).
The tissue is linked to the woman’s hormonal cycle. However, unlike a period, the tissue remains within the body and bleeds forming adhesions (scar tissue), lesions and blood-filled cysts.
Symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Suppressed immune system
- Drug therapy
- Hormonal treatments
- Ssurgical removal
If you feel you may be suffering from endometriosis please contact your OB/Gyn provider.