Women’s Healthcare Associates has two state of the art sonography machines. We have the capability of 4-D imaging which looks at the image in 3-D using real time. We perform obstetrical and gynecological ultrasounds. We employ two registered sonograhpers. Our sonogram department is located conveniently on the second floor of the Women’s Healthcare Associates building in our Ancillary Services department.
We have a digital mammography machine that utilizes the latest in digital technology to provide clear mammogram pictures. This technology uses digital, or computerized, images instead of film x-rays to screen for breast cancer. This allows radiologists to manipulate the images to enhance their interpretation. It also allows a more convenient method of storing and transferring the films to another facility if a referral is needed. We employ registered radiologic technologists to perform our mammograms. Our mammography department is located on the second floor of the Women’s Healthcare Associates building in our Ancillary Services department.
Bone density screening is recommended for women 65 years or older or women who may have risk factors for osteoporosis. We have a bone densitometer located on the second floor of Women’s Healthcare Associates building in our Ancillary Services department.
Infertility affects many couples. Couples who have difficulty achieving pregnancy need special attention and care. We have an Infertility Coordinator available to shepherd patients through the infertility process. We are able to diagnose and treat most infertility cases. We are a satellite clinic for the Center for Assisted Reproduction, which is an infertility clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In some cases, we can obtain a telephone consultation with the specialists at the Center for Assisted Reproduction and formulate, then implement a plan for achieving a healthy pregnancy. By working with the infertility specialists, most of the testing and treatment can be done at our clinic, thus reducing travel time and cost to the patient.
Urodynamic testing is a valuable tool in evaluating urinary incontinence. This test helps us to determine the nature of the incontinence more precisely so that treatment can be tailored for each individual patient. This testing involves measuring the bladder pressure, bladder capacity and bladder sensation. This testing is conveniently performed in our procedure room.
Hysteroscopy utilizes a small camera that is inserted into the uterine cavity. The camera is used to visualize the cavity for abnormalities. This is helpful in diagnosing and treating abnormal uterine bleeding that may be caused by polyps, fibroids, or other abnormal tissue. It may also be used to diagnose other abnormalities of the uterine cavity. This procedure may be performed in our office under light sedation and does not require a hospital visit in most healthy patients.
This is an excellent treatment for heavy periods. This is treatment that permanently alters the uterine lining’s ability to grow. It is a minimally invasive procedure and may be performed in most healthy patients in our office without a hospital visit. For most women, periods either return to normal, or are much lighter or stop completely. This procedure is performed under light sedation in our office in most cases.
Colposcopy utilizes a special microscope to visualize the cervix when a pap smear is abnormal. This special microscope enables the physician to see if there are any abnormal areas on the cervix that may need a biopsy. This is available in our procedure room.
There are many ways to perform a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus through an incision in the abdomen, vagina or through small incisions in the abdomen (laparoscopy). Some patients are candidates for a minimally invasive type of hysterectomy utilizing the laparoscope. The type of hysterectomy performed depends on many factors. All of our physicians are trained to perform hysterectomies and will be glad to discuss the different methods.
Menopause causes a variety of symptoms. We know that this time of life may be difficult and we are able to discuss and manage different issues that affect women during this time.
We love babies at Women’s Healthcare Associates. We offer excellent prenatal care based on current scientific recommendations and technology. Our goal is to have a healthy mom and baby.
Prevention is the key. Routine screening examinations are recommended. We are able to screen for many diseases and illnesses during a routine gynecological examination.
We offer a variety of contraception options. Choices include oral contraceptive agents, other hormonal contraceptive devices such as the vaginal ring, implantable rod, transdermal patch and progesterone-containing intrauterine device, and non-hormonal contraceptive devices such as the copper-containing intrauterine device, and permanent sterilization.