Obstetrics and Gynecology

SERVICES

Caring for Women’s Health

Obstetrics and gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on the female reproductive system and the care of women’s health. Obstetrics and gynecology doctors, also known as OB/GYN doctors, specialize in providing gynecologic care for women throughout their lives.

TexomaCare obstetricians and gynecologists understand the special needs of women. They specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and disorders in women. They provide quality care for conditions like breast cancer, cervical cancer and menopause.

Our OB/GYNs prioritize interventional care and routine check ups to maintain your health. Some of the common services we provide include: 

  • Breast exam – Check for lumps, skin changes, or nipple discharge. Could be indicators of breast cancer or breast infection.
  • Pap smear – Cervical cancer screening 
  • Pelvic exams – Check for masses, growths or other abnormalities in your vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, rectum and pelvis
  • Recommended vaccinations

Maternity Care

Obstetricians work with expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies, during childbirth and into postpartum.

Prenatal care consists of decreasing pregnancy risk and improving the health of expecting mothers. Visits with your prenatal doctor gives you the opportunity to monitor your pregnancy. Your doctors may give you recommendations on lifestyle changes during pregnancy and supplements to improve the health of your baby. You can also prepare for birth with our childbirth education classes.

Childbirth at The Birth Place at Texoma Medical Center is made more comfortable. Patients can deliver babies in spacious labor and delivery suites. A comfortable waiting area is available for family and friends. An advanced security system gives added comfort and safety for both mom and baby.

Postpartum care starts as soon as your baby is born and lasts six to eight weeks. A Certified Lactation Specialist is available to provide breastfeeding support to moms and babies while in the hospital. This support and service can be continued even after they get home. All babies born at TMC receive newborn screenings, including blood, hearing and heart tests.

Rest and proper nutrition are very important for new mothers as their bodies recover from giving birth. Vaginal care is also critical after birth. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to make sure you are healing properly.

Female Reproductive System

The female reproductive system consists of the female reproductive organs. This includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.

The ovaries are located in the pelvic area. The ovaries produce eggs, also known as egg cells, for fertilization. They also produce estrogen and progesterone. These hormones help regulate your menstrual cycle and play an important role in pregnancy.

During the menstrual cycle, the eggs produced by the ovaries are released and travel through the fallopian tubes. If the egg is fertilized by sperm, it can implant in the uterus and develop into a pregnancy. If the egg is not fertilized, the uterus sheds its lining. This is typically what women know to be their “period.”

This uterus shedding process is your body breaking down the blood and tissues lining the uterus, your womb. It then sheds it from the body. Then, the menstrual cycle begins again. 

Surgeries

Surgery can be a course of action for serious conditions. TexomaCare obstetricians and gynecologists are experienced in surgical procedures to treat:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids (benign tumors)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine prolapse 

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is minimally invasive and often results in less pain. Compared to traditional surgery, there is less blood loss and a quicker recovery.

TexomaCare has OB/GYNs who are skilled at robotic surgery and can perform the following robotic procedures:

Single-Site® Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus. In a Single-Site Hysterectomy, only one incision is made to remove the uterus.

Because there is only a single, small incision, patients often experience less trauma to the body. There is also less blood loss during the procedure. This means they may recover more quickly and return to work and daily activities faster than they would with conventional surgery.

Myomectomy

A robotic myomectomy procedure can be used to remove uterine fibroids while preserving a patient’s uterus. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow within or outside the uterus and can contribute to infertility and miscarriages. After using the da Vinci Surgical System to remove each fibroid, surgeons carefully repair the uterus to minimize potential bleeding, infection and scarring.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery is right for you.

Locations

Timothy Parker, MD, FACOG
Texoma Medical Plaza
5012 S US Hwy 75, Suite 210
Denison, TX 75020
903-416-6260
903-416-6261 Fax

Arame Thiam-Diouf, MD
Texoma Medical Plaza
5012 S US Hwy 75, Suite 220
Denison, TX 75020
903-416-6110
903-416-6414 Fax

Stacey L. Thornton, MD, FACOG
Texoma Medical Plaza
5012 S US Hwy 75, Suite 250
Denison, TX 75020
903-416-6430
903-416-6431 Fax