Routine preventative care is critical to your long-term gynecological health. Routine care can help spot and prevent health problems before they occur. And if an issue arises, early intervention means it may be easier to treat and pose less of health risk to you. Depending upon your age, your preventative care services may or may not include a PAP smear, breast exam, urinalysis, diabetes testing, colorectal cancer screening, HIV screening, mammography, lipid profile, thyroid screening, and bone density testing.
Because transitioning to womanhood can be challenging, our practice treats adolescents. Our caregivers treat young women with a level of care, understanding, and honesty that helps them develop safe and healthful habits. Through education, counseling and screenings, we strive to help them take ownership of their bodies, their feelings, and their choices.
When you’re ready to make choices about family planning, we’re here to offer the support and information you need to make the choice that’s right for you. We can assist with all aspects of contraception management, abnormal pregnancies, miscarriage management, and addressing heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. We work closely with your primary care physician to ensure all other health issues are considered and offer referrals for counseling as needed.
Selecting a contraceptive method is a highly personal choice. We’ll work with you to make sure you understand your options and the risks associated with each. In addition to providing prescriptions for different oral contraceptives, we provide IUD and Nexplanon placement. And should you decide to discontinue use in the future, we’ll be here to explain how to do it safely and plan for your next stage of life.
With more than 400 births annually, SVMC offers experienced care and state-of-the-art services to ensure every baby — and family — gets a healthy start. Our team includes board-certified obstetricians and a Magnet-recognized nursing team, who work with you to create a birth plan that meets your individual needs. Birth options include c-section, vaginal, and V-BAC. To learn more about our maternity care, click here.
No doubt about it. Bringing a life into this world is hard work. As a patient at SVMC you benefit from an experienced staff that can help you understand the changes that take place in your body as a result of childbirth and spot any potential problems early. Our staff will educate you on the changes that will be taking place in the days and weeks ahead and offer advice on pain management and returning to normal activities.
Regular breast exams can improve the chances of detecting breast cancer early. In some cases, your provider may also recommend imaging to assess any questionable findings. SVMC is proud to offer digital mammography and other breast imaging services in our Women’s Imaging Center and as part of our nationally accredited Breast Care Program.
Perimenopause and menopause can have both physical and psychological effects on women. SVMC’s OB/GYN team is skilled at helping you understand the changes that are occurring and guiding you to possible options for any care that might be needed. From evaluating abnormal menstrual cycles and explaining hormone replacement therapies to finding relief from troublesome symptoms and preparing for what’s next, your care team will work with you to find ways to minimize the physical and emotional effects of these change-of-life events.
Abnormal uterine bleeding can happen at any age and can be caused by any number of reasons. At SVMC we rely on a number of diagnostic tools and techniques including ultrasound, MRIs, and hysteroscopy to pinpoint the causes of abnormal bleeding and begin appropriate treatment as early as possible.
When the need for surgery arises—whether it is planned or emergent—our physicians will see you through. The practice offers caesarean delivery, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, and cyst removal.