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Women's health

A woman’s health care needs change as she moves from one stage of life into another. From adolescent health, to family planning and menopause, Mercyhealth’s gynecologists are here to guide you through important sexual and reproductive health decisions. They also offer minimally invasive gynecological surgery options.

Our women’s health services

Our comprehensive services are always sensitive to a woman’s needs and the care they require to support a healthy, balanced life. Our services include:

Annual screenings

  • Blood pressure
  • Breast health
  • Bone health
  • Cholesterol
  • Immunizations
  • Pelvic exams

Adolescent/adult

  • Contraception
  • Reproductive health

Pregnancy planning

Postpartum

Older adult

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Menopause

Other conditions/services

  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Hysterectomy and other gynecologic surgery
  • Incontinence
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation through physical therapy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Urinary tract infections

Urogynecology

This subspecialty of gynecology focuses on problems of the pelvic floor and urinary incontinence in female patients. Pelvic floor generally refers to a group of muscles and ligaments that supports the organs in the pelvis.

Pelvic floor problems can affect the bladder, bowel and reproductive organs. When the pelvic floor weakens, these organs can drop down (prolapse) and protrude into the vagina or cause leaking of urine. More than half of patients in menopause have pelvic floor disorders.

A urogynecologist is specially trained to evaluate, diagnose and treat these problems. Typical problems a urogynecologist can address include:

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urge incontinence (overactive bladder)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary and rectal fistulas

Treatment can range from conservative (medications, behavioral modifications, physical therapy and pessaries) to advanced therapies with bladder stimulators and injections, to surgical reconstruction.

da Vinci® robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery

We recognize that women facing hysterectomy, or any other gynecologic surgery, often can’t afford the luxury of a lengthy recovery. Thankfully, da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery—a minimally invasive surgical option—is available at several Mercyhealth locations. Our gynecologic surgeons use da Vinci to treat many conditions:

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Ovarian cyst concerns
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Uterine conditions

Surgery with the da Vinci offers the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster return to your normal daily activities