Medical Care and Services for the Special Needs of Women
St. Mary’s Physician Associates’ OB/GYNs provide care for women at each stage of their lives. We offer gynecologic, obstetric, imaging and other services. Our suites provide privacy and our healthcare team members are dedicated to helping women feel comfortable in each setting.
- Comprehensive gynecological services
- Endocrinology care
- Gynecological surgery
- High-risk and low-risk pregnancy care
- Infertility treatment
- Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
- Menopause treatment
- Osteoporosis management
- Pap smears
- Prenatal and postnatal care
- Wellness exams and screenings
Things to Bring on Your First Visit
During your first visit your doctor will ask you certain questions about your health, medical history, sexual activity, menstrual cycle, diet and exercise. Be prepared to know when your last period was and how long it was.
Please list all of the medications you take. Be sure to include any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins or any herbal supplements. Please provide the name of the medication, the dosage and the name and phone number of your pharmacy.
Hysterectomies Using da Vinci
Obstetrician/gynecologist Chris Lee, DO, is now performing hysterectomies using da Vinci® robotic technology in addition to open and laparoscopic techniques. The robotic-assisted surgery enables the surgeon to remove the uterus through a few small incisions. The surgeon will sit at a console next to the patient and operate using tiny instruments. The technology includes a high definition camera that provides a 3D magnified view inside the body. Every movement made by the surgeon is translated by the robotic system, allowing the instruments to be rotated and moved with precision.
Potential benefits of a benign hysterectomy when using this technology include:
- A shorter hospitalization
- A few small incisions when compared to an open procedure, resulting in fewer or smaller scars
- Possibly fewer complications
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.
St. Mary’s has partnered with the Text4Baby service to help expecting and current moms. Get free text messages on prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more. Text4Baby includes more than 250 messages with information that pregnant women and moms with infants want to know, including:
- Prenatal care
- Safe sleep
- Oral health
- Family violence
- Physical activity
- Injury prevention
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
- Developmental milestones
- Labor and delivery
- Car seat safety
Women who sign up at any point during pregnancy receive a “starter pack” with six messages containing important information and encouragement for them to connect with care providers. Women can also schedule appointment reminders.
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