Ultrasound has emerged as a basic diagnostic tool in obstetrics and gynecology. Being in practice in this field for the last 20 years has been challenging and a breeze because of this breakthrough. Knowledge, skill and experience of the clinician are equally important considerations in coming up with the correct diagnosis and therefore proper management of patients.
Numerous benefits are gained with the aid of an ultrasound. In obstetrics, particularly in the first trimester of pregnancy, with the use of the transvaginal probe, the following are possible: identify pregnancy as early as 5 weeks missed period, localize whether pregnancy is within or outside (ectopic) the uterus, check fetal heart rate, accurately age or date pregnancy, know if there is bleeding inside the uterus (threatened abortion), and visualize uterine masses (myoma) or ovarian newgrowth that may be present. In the second trimester, with the use of the transabdominal probe, we can: do fetal anatomy/ congenital anomaly scan, monitor fetal growth, identify the location of the placenta and determine amount of amniotic fluid volume. The most common request of patients at this time is gender determination.
In the third trimester, fetal well being (biophysical profile scoring), growth, presenting part (whether cephalic or breech), verification of placental location and amniotic fluid volume; whether the placenta is adherent to the uterus (accreta) and fetal weight are ascertained prior to delivery.
There is great value in performing ultrasound procedures especially in high risk pregnancies complicated by hypertension, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorder and other co-existing medical conditions and poor obstetrical history.
In the field of gynecology, tumors of the uterus and ovaries which may cause pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding are seen. Follicle monitoring ultrasound is mandatory in patients being worked up for infertility. Its use is also valuable in teens who never menstruated, and generally in reproductive age women just trying to check if their reproductive organs are normal.
There are many other information that can be derived with the proper use of the ultrasound machine and with the expertise that the clinician possesses.
If there is a need for you to undergo an ob-gyn ultrasound procedure, you may visit us at Lifechecks Ultrasound Clinic located at Unit I-A Anonas Commercial Complex, Project 3 , Quezon City. Please contact 4341800 and 09228341808 for inquiries and appointment.
Here is our pricelist:
Transvaginal ultrasound Php 900
Pelvic ultrasound. 800
Biophysical profile scoring. 980 Transrectal ultrasound. 1080
Congenital anomaly scan 1500
Special ultrasound procedures like Saline infusion sonohysterogram (SISH) and hysterosalpingosonogram (HSSG) are also available.
Other services offered: ob-gyn consultation, pap smear, family planning, infertility work up, vaccination. Normal delivery, cesarean section, gynecologic surgery and vaginoplasty packages are available upon request.
About your ob-gyn: Sudea Grace Gerola-Jaafar, MD is a graduate of the Faculty of Medine and Surgery of the University of Sto Tomas. She completed her Residency Training at Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital. She pursued subspecialty training in Ob-Gyne Ultrasound at the St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Dr. Grace Jaafar
Lifechecks ultrasound Clinic
0998 553 7568 / 0922 834 1808
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org