Gynecology is a specialty that focuses on women's health, specifically related to the reproductive system. Franciscan Health offers preventative care as well as diagnosis and treatment of gynecological issues.
Gynecology for Better Women's Health
Women's health focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman's health the female reproductive system and well-being. Gynecological care is an important part of women's health – both preventative and when an issue arises. At Franciscan Health, we put prevention and wellness first with an emphasis on health education.
Gynecologists handle issues with menstrual cycles, sexually transmitted diseases, pelvic screening, pap smears and more. Franciscan Health's team of board-certified gynecologists is are committed to caring for women in all phases of life. We demonstrate this commitment by providing access to innovative clinical and preventative care, education and wellness programs.
Endometriosis is a common health problem for women that causes severe pain and can interfere with the ability to become pregnant. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive endometriosis surgery to treat this condition.
Genetic counseling and testing can help you understand your risk for certain cancers or potential prenatal complications. Our genetic counselors offer detailed information in an understandable format to help each patient process the results.
Franciscan Health has oncologists who specialize in the advanced care of women with gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic oncology care includes diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva.
The High-Risk Clinic provides comprehensive support to individuals at increased risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
There are many reasons a woman may need a hysterectomy, including cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries, chronic pelvic pain and childbirth complications. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive hysterectomy.
When uterine fibroids are causing discomfort and pain, women may choose to have a myomectomy. Franciscan Health physicians perform minimally invasive, robotic-assisted myomectomies for faster recovery and fewer complications.
Ovarian cysts can be very painful and cause additional health issues for women. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive, ovarian cystectomy to remove non-cancerous ovarian cysts.
Franciscan Health utilizes The da Vinci Surgical System for robotic-assisted surgeries. The da Vinci Surgical System puts a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic surgery tool. The result is one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
This minimally invasive surgery technique shrinks uterine fibroids by cutting off their blood supply. This procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist who works in consultation with a gynecologist.
Other Common gynecology services offered at Franciscan Health
- Pelvic Prolapse
- High Risk Pregnancies
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Urodynamic Testing
- Endometrial Ablation
- Endoscopic Therapy
- Painful Periods
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
- Incontinence Sling Procedure