OB/GYN - Surgical Associates of Grinnell


Obstetrics & Gynecology Services | Elizabeth Tigges, D.O.

Obstetrics and gynecology is a medical/surgical specialty focused primarily to women. This field combines two specialties: obstetrics, which focuses on the care of women before, during, and after childbirth; and gynecology, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system, breasts, and associated disorders. Relationships with patients are long-term and are often maintained through the postmenopausal stage of a patient's life. The specialty also offers opportunities to practice other skills such as laparoscopic surgery, endocrinology, and preventive medicine. 

Dr. Tigges is now seeing patients in Grinnell, Toledo/Tama, and Newton

Who do not want to be pregnant, but will in the future!

  • Birth Control/Contraception, including Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
  • Sexual health counseling
  • STD Testing and Treatment

Who want to be pregnant!

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexual Function & Dysfunction
  • Infertility treatment

Who are pregnant!

  • Pregnancy/Obstetrical care
  • High-Risk Obstetrics including Twins
  • High blood pressure and Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes in pregnancy

Who are done being pregnant, and want to make sure it stays that way!

  • ​​​​​​​Birth control/Contraception, including Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
  • Permanent sterilization procedures

Who can’t even think about pregnancy because of another problem!

  • Management of Abnormal PAP smears
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Pelvic Pain
  • Vulvar Conditions
  • Sexual Function & Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery, & DaVinci Robotic Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Abnormal Bleeding
  • Hormone Therapy

Who just want a doctor who cares!

  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Postmenopausal Gynecology
  • Management of Abnormal PAP smears
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Hormone Therapy
  • HPV vaccination, testing, and treatment    


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