We specialize in treating gynecologic issues facing younger children and adolescents.

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At Carilion Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, we specialize in treating gynecologic issues facing younger children and adolescents.
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Dr. Lara_Torre is the past President of NASPAG
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Common Conditions for Girls and Teens
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National societies have provided multiple resources for patients to inform them about prevention and care of girls and teens.
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The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) is a great online resource for information.
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Another online resource is the Frequently Asked Questions section from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
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Eduardo Lara-Torre, M.D.
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Vice Chair/Chief, Academic Specialist in General OB/GYN
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We provide patient centered multidisciplinary care to improve the reproductive health of children and adolescents.
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Eduardo Lara-Torre, M.D.
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Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology combines the expertise of gynecologists, pediatricians and other specialists to offer a full range of clinical and support services for your child. Gynecologic issues facing adolescents and girls are very different from those affecting adult women.
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We advise that girls have their first gynecology appointment between the ages of 13 and 15. These appointments are preventative in nature and generally do not require an exam.
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Abnormal and Irregular Bleeding
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This is the most common reason we see adolescents in the office. From no menses to irregular or lack of menses, we approach patients with evidence-based evaluations and age-focused treatments.
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We provide a comprehensive approach to all reproductive needs of adolescents including contraception, STI testing, counseling on safety and HPV vaccination.
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Dysmenorrhea
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Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for painful menstrual periods caused by cramps. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs soon after a girl gets her first period and may be lifelong but can get better with time. Secondary dysmenorrhea starts later and can be caused by a diverse group of medical conditions.
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Not every patient can be managed the same, patients with special needs such as Autism or developmental delay need personalized management of their reproductive health. We offer a variety of options to help families and their children as they mature.
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At Carilion Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, we specialize in treating gynecologic issues facing children and adolescents. Our office is conveniently located at 3 Riverside Circle in Roanoke, Virginia.

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We participate with major research companies to provide a platform for contraception research, including COVANCE and Bayer.
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We are proud of the medical education and clinical research opportunities that we have been privileged to be a part of.

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  • Sanfilippo’s Textbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Sanfilippo JS, Lara-Torre E, Gomez-Lobo, V, eds. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis LLC, USA.
  • Sosa-Stanley J, Lara-Torre E, Johnson I. Utilization of Robot Assisted Hysterectomy for Benign Disease: An Institutional Review.
  • Sanderson, K, Johnson, I, Lara-Torre E. Impact of Adjunctive Azithromycin at Cesarean Delivery on Infectious Morbidity; a Retrospective Cohort Study.
  • Johnson L, Heineck, J, Lara-Torre E, Johnson I. Allis vs. Tenaculum for stabilization of the cervix during IUD insertion. A Randomized Trial.
  • Lara-Torre E, Spotswood L, Correia N, Weiss P. Intrauterine Contraception in Adolescents and Young Women: A Descriptive Study of the Use, Side Effects And Compliance In a Residency Clinic Population.
  • Campbell F, Lara-Torre E. Follow-up Compliance of Adolescents with Cervical Dysplasia in an Inner-City Population.
  • Goldstein L, Chapin JL, Lara-Torre E, Schulkin J. The Care of Adolescents in Obstetric-Gynecologic Practice.
  • Lara-Torre E, Edwards CP, Perlman SE, Hertweck SP.  Prospective Study Evaluating Bone Mineral Density in Adolescent Females using Depo-provera.
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  • Rudderow J, Bansal J, Wearne S, Lara-Torre E, Taheri P, Ferrara J. Development of a Web-Based Laparoscopic Technical Skills Assessment and Testing Instrument
  • Guerrero Gorman V., Lara-Torre E. Patient Compliance with Delayed vs. Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Placement
  • Lara-Torre E, Spotswood L, Murchison A, Weiss P. A Residency Research Curriculum and Timeline to Improve Completion of the Required Scholastic Activity.
  • Scribner DR, Andre T, Lara-Torre E, Weiss P. Cost Analysis of Robotic Versus Standard Laparoscopic Hysterectomies: A Preliminary Analysis.
  • Murchison AB, Lara-Torre E, Weiss P. Preoperative Gynecology Conference: The Impact on Resident Management of Surgical Patients.
  • Lara-Torre E, Pinkerton JS.  Accuracy of the Diagnosis of Trichomonas Vaginalis on Liquid Base Pap Smear. 
  • Lara-Torre E, Schroeder E. Adolescent Satisfaction and Compliance with Quick Start Initiation of Oral Contraceptive Pills.
  • Lara-Torre E. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: Improving the Reproductive Health of Youth.
  • Chan SH, Lara-Torre E. Surgical Considerations and Challenges in the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologic Patient.
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