Gynecology And Gynecologic Surgery Specialist

James J. Bendell, MD, PhD -  - OBGYN

The Women's Center

James J. Bendell, MD, PhD

OBGYN located in Lagrange, GA

James Bendell, MD, PhD, offers comprehensive gynecology services at The Women’s Center in LaGrange, Georgia. Dr. Bendell specializes in on-site diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans for a variety of gynecological issues. He is also skilled in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including laparoscopy and hysterectomy. If you have unexplained pelvic pain or need gynecology care for any reason, schedule a consultation at The Women’s Center today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.

Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery Q & A

What gynecology services are available?

To meet the unique needs of women in all phases of life, Dr. Bendell offers a variety of comprehensive gynecology services, including primary care and well-woman exams, at The Women’s Center. Diagnostic and treatment services are available to address overall sexual health and conditions like:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic bleeding
  • Heavy periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Dr. Bendell also evaluates the symptoms and side effects of menopause, including osteoporosis, irregular periods, mood changes, loss of interest in sex, and hot flashes.

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, Dr. Bendell provides obstetrics care and also addresses issues with infertility.

What can I expect during a gynecology appointment?

Dr. Bendell focuses on the reason for your visit to The Women’s Center during your gynecology appointment. For example, if you have unexplained pelvic pain or other uncomfortable symptoms, Dr. Bendell reviews your personal and family medical history and evaluates the severity of your symptoms. 

Depending on your needs, you may need a pelvic exam that allows Dr. Bendell the opportunity to assess the structure of your reproductive organs. You may also need an ultrasound or another test to identify the root cause of pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms. Blood work may also be necessary to confirm or rule out existing infections. 

After he determines a diagnosis, Dr. Bendell creates a treatment plan that focuses on easing your symptoms and preventing additional health complications. 

What gynecology treatments are available?

As a skilled OB/GYN, Dr. Bendell provides comprehensive care for all types of gynecology-related health issues. In addition to medication therapies for pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and osteoporosis, he offers bioidentical hormone therapy to address the side effects of menopause.

In addition to conservative treatments, like Botox® for painful intercourse, Dr. Bendell performs minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, such as:

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation surgery is a procedure to destroy the excess endometrial tissues in the lining of the uterus to stop heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. 

Pelvic surgery

Several pelvic surgery techniques are available to remove existing masses that contribute to pelvic pain, such as uterine fibroids.

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is used to remove the uterus, as well as the ovaries and fallopian tubes, if needed, to treat chronic symptoms or pain of conditions like endometriosis or heavy menstrual bleeding that conservative treatment can’t resolve. 

Vaginal rejuvenation

Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is available to address urinary or fecal incontinence that results from weakening in the muscles of the vaginal canal that support the bladder and intestines. This surgery can also address pelvic organ prolapse.

Dr. Bendell performs many of the surgeries using laparoscopic techniques, which require only small incisions and cause less trauma to the body. 

In addition to comprehensive gynecology services, you have access to the on-site Aspire MedSpa services, including clinical weight loss programs and skin care featuring the Obagi® Nu-Derm® system. For noninvasive body sculpting, Dr. Bendell offers treatment with the innovative TempSure® Envi technology by Cynosure®.

If you have questions about new symptoms or need a gynecology consultation, call The Women’s Center today or request a consultation online now.