The Difference Between Vaginal Delivery and Cesarean Section

A cesarean section, also referred to as a C-section, is a major surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through the abdomen instead of naturally through the vagina. During a vaginal delivery, the mother pushes during labor, and the baby travels through her cervix and birth canal until they are out of her body. […]

Why Is Regular Mammography Important to My Health?

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The team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN in McKinney, TX, is incredibly experienced in helping women with their reproductive health concerns. In addition, our providers also offer services for women to help in the detection and monitoring of cancers, including breast cancer. To do this, certain imaging services, such as mammography, may be performed. What Is […]

What Is Endometrial Ablation and Why Might I Consider It?

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Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure for women that removes the uterine lining known as the endometrium. Endometrial ablation can be used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding caused by problems with the endometrium, such as adenomyosis or fibroids. It is also used as an alternative to hysterectomy for women who do not want or need […]

How a Pap Smear Can Help Diagnose Cancer

At Craig Ranch OB/GYN in McKinney, TX, we provide a wide range of services for women and their reproductive health. Our team has years of experience ensuring women have tests and treatments that can improve their health and well-being. One screening that should be done regularly for women of all ages is that of the […]

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is a natural process in which a woman’s ovaries cease to produce eggs, and her body produces less estrogen and progesterone. This period of life can be bothersome and frustrating to many women. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, we work routinely with women to help them understand this “change of life” and what can be […]

What Is Urge Urinary Incontinence and How Can I Manage It?

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At Craig Ranch OB/GYN of McKinney, TX, we work routinely with women who have a variety of conditions that they may find embarrassing to talk about. However, being open and honest with your medical team is the best way to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for your concerns. One condition we see in our […]

Understanding Endometriosis and How It Affects Fertility

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Endometriosis is a unique condition in which tissue that typically lines the uterus grows and develops in other areas of the body. In most cases, endometriosis is found on or within reproductive tissues such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and inside part of the uterus. However, endometrial implants have been found to occur outside of […]

What Causes Heavy Menstrual Cycles?

Women who struggle with chronic heavy menstrual cycles may find themselves concerned about what might be causing it. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX, is a medical professional who can evaluate you and determine if you qualify for certain diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding. What is considered a […]

Can I Have a VBAC With My Next Pregnancy?

The team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN of McKinney, TX, is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has helped women in the community with their reproductive health and wellness. Women who are interested in having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section will want to talk to Dr. Andrew Shimer and his team about VBAC. Continue reading […]

General obstetrical care services offered with Dr. Craig Ranch

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The team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN is committed to offering a selection of services for women who are interested in obstetrical care. Taking care of your sexual and reproductive health requires a proactive approach with routine evaluations and screenings. We also work with women who are considering becoming mothers to ensure they are healthy enough […]

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