Children's Mercy provides pediatric-focused
surgical treatment and primary gynecological care for females
between birth and 21 years old. We tailor age-appropriate
examinations and care to each child.
- Our department is the only pediatric gynecology program in the
- We provide a full range of services, including surgical and
primary gynecological care, for pediatric and adolescent patients.
- Our team is specially trained in pediatric and adolescent
gynecology and collaborates to develop an ongoing plan of care unique
to each patient.
- We regularly
conduct research studies with the goal of improving pediatric and
adolescent gynecological health.
Our goals are to
make patients and their families comfortable, listen carefully to
their concerns, and thoroughly explain options. We believe each
child is unique, and we tailor our medical/surgical options to our
patients' individual needs.
While you may not see the same
specialist at each appointment, we take a collaborative approach to
the ongoing care and treatment of our patients.
what to expect at a first appointment can help patients and
families arrive prepared and feel at home.
each appointment by collecting a thorough medical and surgical
history. We then listen carefully to your current medical and/or
surgical concerns. This is why it is so helpful to bring all records pertaining to the issue being evaluated.
We tailor the physical
examination to fit the needs of each child and help determine the
diagnosis. A speculum examination is not necessary for everyone.
understand that examinations may be stressful for children, and our
child life specialists are available to make this process
more comfortable. Please don't hesitate to ask for a child life
specialist at the beginning of your visit, or when making your
appointment. We are happy to answer any questions you have about
Plan of Care
At the end of your visit, we will work
together to come up with an ongoing plan of care. We encourage you and
your child to ask questions. If you are an adolescent, we encourage
you to participate in your visit. Our goal is to develop a
treatment plan you are comfortable implementing.