Welcome to Obstetrics & Gynecology
Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on the campus of Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center of the Permian Basin.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been an integral part of this institution
since the inception of this campus. Our primary practice site and academic offices
are in Odessa. We have a strong, long standing relationship with Medical Center Hospital, which is our primary teaching hospital. Two years ago, we received a Legislative
request to expand our services to Midland. Texas Tech has recently purchased a building
adjacent to Midland Memorial Hospital which will be the site of the department's expansion
to our neighboring community. Midland will also be the home of the recently dedicated
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health. This represents a tremendous opportunity for our program to be in a position for
growth and expansion. It will also expand our capabilities for high quality medical
student education as well.
The department's clinical emphasis is excellence in patient care. We currently have
two clinic sites. Our resident and specialty clinics are in our downtown Odessa location.
Our faculty see patients in our Tanglewood clinic facility in east Odessa. All of
our general resident clinics are based on the "continuity of care" model as we strive
for personalized, cost effective, high quality patient care. We have several specialty
care clinics for our patients, including a High Risk Pregnancy clinic, a Colposcopy
clinic, a Urogynecology clinic, as well as our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
clinic. Within our department, we provide expert Ultrasound services, bone density
testing, and we have a modern urodynamic testing laboratory. We have approximately
12,000 patient visits, deliver approximately 800 babies, and perform 300 major and
minor gynecologic surgical procedures per year.
There are several major developments that will be effecting our department in the
near future. The recent establishment of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's
Health will play a significant role in advancing our department's research capabilities
in the area of women's health. The expansion of our clinical services to Midland
is another milestone as we begin to prepare for the arrival of 3rd and 4th year medical
students from the Lubbock campus in the summer of 2009. Along with this will come
an expansion of our faculty and, hopefully, an expansion of the residency program
in the not too distant future. The implementation of an electronic medical record
within the next two years will greatly expand our ability to provide our patients
with exceptional care.