The division known as Women’s Primary Healthcare has changed its name.

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The Division of Women’s Primary Healthcare has announced that the division has officially been renamed the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, as of August 1, 2016.

The division is known for exceptional gynecologic and obstetrical care for women of all ages, as well as gynecologic surgery expertise.

Women seek out the division’s practices across the Triangle area for preventative and preconception care, screening, obstetrical care, menopausal issues, management of abnormal Pap smears, hormone replacement therapy, adolescent care, abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroid tumors.

The division’s providers also perform hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, tubal ligation and hysterectomy, as well as other procedures. Our obstetrical providers perform vaginal births, cesarean sections and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

Dr. John Thorp, division chief for General Obstetrics and Gynecology, said the name change better reflected the specialty services and nature of care offered by the physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses.

The Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology has practices in N.C. Women’s Hospital, UNC Hillsborough, Panther Creek in Cary, UNC Specialty Care at Chatham Hospital and in Chapel Hill at the UNC Timberlyne location. That location will move to the new UNC Weaver Crossing building nearby in mid-August.