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Holiday Hours 2012: Merry Christmas!

We will be closing early at 5pm on the 26th, 27th, and 28th of December, 2012 and closed on Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Women’s Center for Health!  » Read more about: Holiday Hours 2012: Merry Christmas!  »


When Facing Early Stage Gynecologic Cancer, Da Vinci Hysterectomy May Be For You

A wide variety of cancers can affect a woman’s reproductive system, which includes the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The most common types of gynecologic cancers are cervical, endometrial or uterine, and ovarian cancer. The specific type of cancer a woman has and how advanced it is determines her treatment options.
Women with early stage gynecologic cancer are often treated with hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus. Your doctor may also need to remove your ovaries,  » Read more about: When Facing Early Stage Gynecologic Cancer, Da Vinci Hysterectomy May Be For You  »


10 Minute Procedure for Permanent Birth Control

Once your family is complete, Essure offers a 10 minute procedure for permanent contraception. Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. The Essure procedure offers women benefits that no other permanent birth control can.

Surgery-free—A simple procedure performed in your doctor’s office in less than 10 minutes
Hormone-free—A more natural birth control method
Anesthesia-free—There’s no slowing down to recover, and most women return to normal activities in less than a day
Worry-free—Since 2002 over half a million women and their doctors have trusted Essure as the most effective* permanent birth control

The Procedure
An Essure-certified doctor places soft,  » Read more about: 10 Minute Procedure for Permanent Birth Control  »


“A Decade after the Women’s Health Initiative scared the h_ll out of women!”

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was presented to the press in 2002 before it was released to the medical community and way before they had a chance to carefully stratify the data. Meaning, they didn’t account for age primarily.
The bottom line – no new news! Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is safe and important in young healthy women (less than 55 – 60) and may present problems in older women.
Unfortunately, we are still only recommending it for symptomatic menopausal women.  » Read more about: “A Decade after the Women’s Health Initiative scared the h_ll out of women!”  »


PAP smear and High Risk HPV – Why both? How often?

Recently the American Cancer Society revised their recommendations for the frequency of PAP smears (test used to screen for cervical cancer). Ever since liquid-based PAP smears were introduced into the market in 2002, the quality has improved. The addition of computer readers and sexually transmitted disease testing off of the same vial of solution have made modern PAP smears an excellent screening tool. We can now look for abnormal cells as well as test for high-risk human papilloma virus (HPV).  » Read more about: PAP smear and High Risk HPV – Why both? How often?  »


See What Patients Are Saying About Essure

Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier to prevent pregnancy. The Essure procedure offers women benefits that no other permanent birth control can.

To learn more check out our section on [Essure].  » Read more about: See What Patients Are Saying About Essure  »


Da Vinci Surgery Offers Minimally Invasive Option For Pelvic Prolapse

Surgery may be the best option for many women to repair pelvic prolapse, including vaginal vault prolapse. Da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy is a state of the art minimally invasive operation that only requires a few tiny incisions that allow you to return to your life faster.
da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy offers several potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

Less blood loss2
Minimal need for blood transfusions2
Shorter hospital stay2

Potential benefits of da Vinci Surgery compared to traditional laparoscopy include:

Less blood loss3
Much shorter operation3
Small incisions for minimal scarring

To learn more about da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy [Click Here].  » Read more about: Da Vinci Surgery Offers Minimally Invasive Option For Pelvic Prolapse  »


90% of Women See Dramatically Reduced Menstral Bleeding With NovaSure®

Women suffering from heavy periods now have a 5-minute procedure option with NovaSure®. With no pills or hormonal side effects the 4 step procedure  removes the lining of the uterus with a quick radiofrequency energy.

Your doctor slightly opens your cervix (the opening to the uterus), inserts a slender wand, and extends a triangular mesh device into the uterus.

The mesh gently expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus.

Precisely measured radio frequency energy is delivered through the mesh for about 90 seconds,  » Read more about: 90% of Women See Dramatically Reduced Menstral Bleeding With NovaSure®  »


Minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery vs. open/laparoscopic surgery

The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for women around the world.
Ultimately, potential benefits including shorter hospital stay, less blood loss and fewer surgical complications allow women to get back to their lives faster.  » Read more about: Minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery vs. open/laparoscopic surgery  »


99.95% effective – Essure is the most effective permanent birth control

The Essure procedure takes less than 10 minutes. Over the next three months, your body works with the Essure inserts to form a natural barrier within each of your fallopian tubes. These barriers prevent sperm from reaching the eggs so that pregnancy cannot occur. During this three-month timeframe, you must continue to use another form of birth control.

Surgery-free—A simple procedure performed in your doctor’s office in less than 10 minutes
Hormone-free—A more natural birth control method
Anesthesia-free—There’s no slowing down to recover,  » Read more about: 99.95% effective – Essure is the most effective permanent birth control  »