Pediatric Gynecology

Frequently Asked Questions

The staff of the Young Women's Center for Reproductive Health and Development at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provide answers to frequently asked questions:
A pediatric and adolescent gynecologist is an obstetrician-gynecologist who has devoted her / his career to the care of children and adolescents. He / she has completed a residency in an approved obstetrics and gynecology program and has completed a formal fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology or has significant experience in caring for a pediatric and adolescent population.

Please contact us to make an appointment. Some insurance companies may require a referral to a specialist from your primary care physician. It is your responsibility to arrange the referral prior to your child's appointment.


If you think that your child will need surgery or your primary care doctor has referred your daughter to Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology for surgery, call our Call Center to schedule a preoperative evaluation appointment with one of our gynecologists. You can reach the Call Center by calling 513-636-9400.

Before a surgery is scheduled, a gynecologist must see and evaluate your daughter to determine whether surgery is appropriate and what would be the best procedure for your daughter.

Once the gynecologist has evaluated your daughter, she will explain the surgical procedure and the risks and benefits of surgery.

If you decide to proceed with the surgery, the gynecology surgery scheduler will arrange a future surgery time with you. Surgery is not usually scheduled the same day as the first doctor's appointment.

Once you have been given a surgery date, you may call our team if you have any questions or if you need you need to change the date. Our scheduler will give you a packet of information with phone numbers to reach the scheduling office directly.

Our doctors and nurse practitioners see patients at several locations. Surgeries are performed at our Burnet Campus.

View all of our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology locations.

Yes, we are happy to see patients from outside the Cincinnati area. We frequently treat patients from throughout the United States and some international locations. You will need to make arrangements with your insurance company for authorization. Our nurses or staff can assist you with these insurance and financial arrangements.

Yes. Online second opinions are available to families and patients outside the Greater Cincinnati area (southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana). A specialist from the fertility preservation team will review your case and answer specific questions about a diagnosis or treatment options. It’s easy, convenient, and secure. Our case manager will collect your medical records and guide you through the process.

Online second opinions are typically not covered by insurance and cost $850. There may be additional fees if a radiology or pathology specialist needs to review your records. The program is not available in all areas or for every patient, we will work with you to make sure it’s appropriate for you.