Southwest Women’s Healthcare, Inc. provides the following services for women in Uniontown and Connellsville as well as the nearby Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia towns:
In the communities near our offices in Uniontown and Connellsville there sometimes are situations which require special medical attention, often as quickly as possible…
Complete gynecological care is an essential part of a woman’s overall health. SouthWest women’s healthcare physicians have special expertise in cutting-edge technology, as well as vast experience providing basic services.
Inpatient and outpatient Gynecological care
Outpatient surgery, also called ambulatory or same–day surgery, does not require an overnight stay in the hospital, meaning that you can go home the same day if your condition is stable. You will need someone to drive you home. Outpatient surgery may be done in a hospital, health care provider’s office, surgical center, or clinic. Inpatient surgery takes place in a hospital and requires an overnight stay.
Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. Sterilization procedures for women are called tubal occlusion. The procedure for men is called vasectomy.
Menopause is the time in your life when you naturally stop having menstrual periods. Menopause happens when the ovaries stop making estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that helps control the menstrual cycle. Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years. The average age that women go through menopause is 51 years.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus.
Many women feel physical or mood changes during the days before menstruation. When these symptoms happen month after month, and they affect a woman’s normal life, they are known as PMS.
Preventative health screening and vaccination
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States. Removing your uterus means that you can no longer become pregnant.
Urinary incontinence and bladder disorders
Urinary incontinence simply means leaking urine. Incontinence can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete emptying of the bladder.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed noncutaneous cancer in women in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer in American women. Breast cancer mortality can be effectively reduced through screening and awareness. Other issues include BRCA and mammograms. Ob-gyns, physicians whose primary responsibility is women’s health, play a leading role in breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
3D and 4D Ultrasound
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The incidence of cervical cancer in the United States has decreased by more than 50% in the past 30 years because of widespread screening with cervical cytology, including the Pap test (Pap smear). New technologies, including HPV testing, continue to evolve, as do guidelines for managing abnormal results. Ob-gyns, physicians whose primary responsibility is women’s health, play a leading role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical dysplasia before it becomes cervical cancer.
Cervical screening and Pap Smears
Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina. Screening includes cervical cytology (also called the Pap test or Pap smear) and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV).
Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They also are called leiomyomas or myomas. The size, shape, and location of fibroids can vary greatly. They may be present inside the uterus, on its outer surface or within its wall, or attached to it by a stem-like structure. A woman may have only one fibroid or many of varying sizes. A fibroid may remain very small for a long time and suddenly grow rapidly, or grow slowly over a number of years.
Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the pelvic area that lasts for 6 months or longer. Chronic pain can come and go, or it can be constant. Sometimes chronic pelvic pain follows a regular cycle. For example, it may occur during menstruation. It also can occur only at certain times, such as before or after eating, while urinating, or during sex.
STD testing and screening, treatment, and counseling
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections, are infections spread by sexual contact. Except for colds and flu, STDs are the most common contagious diseases in the US. Common STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, trichomoniasis, and hepatitis.
Ob-gyns, physicians whose primary responsibility is women’s health, are best suited to help screen and treat women for STDs.
Well woman care
Minimally invasive surgery and advanced laparoscopy
Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. In “open” surgery, an incision is made in the skin. This means making an incision that can be several inches long in the abdomen. Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions (usually no more than 1/2 inch long). Laparoscopic surgery sometimes is called “minimally invasive surgery.”
Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus and stops the menstrual flow in many women. In some women, menstrual bleeding does not stop but is reduced to normal or lighter levels. If ablation does not control heavy bleeding, further treatment or surgery may be required.
Recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as having two or more miscarriages. After three repeated miscarriages, a thorough physical exam and testing are recommended.
Additional in-office procedures we perform include:
Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. It shines a light into the vagina and onto the cervix. A colposcope can greatly enlarge the normal view. This exam allows the health care provider to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone.
Mirena and Paragard IUD placement
If you have an abnormal cervical cancer screening result, your health care provider may suggest that you have a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) as part of the evaluation or for treatment (see the FAQ Cervical Cancer Screening). LEEP is one way to remove abnormal cells from the cervix by using a thin wire loop that acts like a scalpel (surgical knife). An electric current is passed through the loop, which cuts away a thin layer of the cervix.