Definition: Gynecology is the surgical specialty dealing with the health of the female reproductive system. A hysterectomy is an example of a commonly performed gynecologic surgery. Many gynecologists are also trained in obstetrics, the specialty that deals with the time before, during and after childbirth.
Also Known As: GYN
Examples:Before choosing a surgeon to perform her hysterectomy, the patient interviewed several surgeons trained in gynecology.