Women want choices about their health care. Sycamore Shoals Hospital offers choices and a range of services especially for women of all ages. Women have options such as modern surgical choices, and the latest in diagnostic procedures in cancer screening.
A full range of gynecological surgery services is available from board-certified Ob/Gyn specialists. Our physicians are skilled in laparoscopic and laser surgery, offering the most recent advances in women's surgery. Many of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Urinary stress incontinence, the uncontrollable leakage of urine from the bladder, is a source of embarrassment and discomfort to many women. Services available in the lab help physicians diagnose and treat such common problems as bladder and bowel incontinence, difficulty in emptying the bladder and pelvic prolapse.
Women's Diagnostic Center
The Women's Diagnostic Center offers a range of testing and diagnostic healthcare services especially for women. Physicians refer patients to the Women's Diagnostic Center for testing services in various areas of women's health. Visit our Online Diagnostic Center for more information.
- Digital Mammography - For comfort and privacy, the Women's Diagnostic Center has a special room dedicated to mammography services. Digital (computerized) mammography is similar to standard mammography in that X-rays are used to produce detailed images of the breast. Digital mammography uses essentially the same mammography system as conventional mammography, but the system is equipped with a digital receptor and a computer instead of a film cassette. By using digital mammography, the technologist can review the image just seconds after the exposure, which decrease the procedure time.
- Breast Biopsy - Stereotactic breast biopsy uses X-rays in conjunction with a computer which precisely determines where the needle travels to obtain the best sample of tissue. It is usually pain free and leaves no scarring on the breast.
- Bone Density Testing - A woman can lose as much as 35% of bone density in the years immediately following menopause. Specialized technology is used to test for bone density and to deliver immediate testing results. Osteoporosis is often called the "silent disease" because it doesn't produce symptoms until a fracture occurs. A woman's risk of hip fracture alone - the most painful and debilitating of osteoporotic fractures - equals her combined risk of developing breast, uterine or ovarian cancer. The test is quick, easy and painless. Bone densitometry measures the density of bone material to determine if there is an increased risk of fracture or osteoporosis.