womens health


Getting the specialist care you need

Pelvic health disorders affect nearly a quarter of all women in the United States. As women age, these conditions become more and more common. Chances are you know someone who is currently dealing with a pelvic or reproductive health problem, whether it’s frequent urination, infertility due to endometriosis, or uncontrollable menstrual bleeding.

As any woman challenged with a pelvic health disorder knows, these issues can affect your quality of life and your overall reproductive health. Excessive bleeding and urinary incontinence can make going out in public a nightmare. Endometriosis can make it difficult to get pregnant. And many pelvic conditions are not just inconvenient β€” they are cripplingly painful and can lead to a host of other medical problems if left untreated.

Types of conditions

In general, our program addresses problems related to the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs or pelvic floor including the bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum. More specifically the program focuses on treating:

  • Abnormal menstrual periods
  • Abnormal Pap tests
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Menopause
  • Ovarian masses
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvar abnormalities
  • Family planning and preconception counseling

To find a gynecology specialist near you, contact us at (707) 995-4537.

Treatment of gynecology conditions

Your Adventist Health Clear Lake gynecology team works with each patient to understand how pelvic issues are affecting you medically and emotionally. Our goal is to provide a care plan that blends traditional medicine with treatment options across a spectrum of services.

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain that may be cause by fibroids, endometriosis or organ prolapse. We also evaluate and treat incontinence disorders. Interventions may include physical therapy, pelvic ultrasounds and surgery, as well as an educational and fitness-oriented pelvic health program.

Gynecology surgical solutions

Many urinary or pelvic floor disorders can be managed without surgery, but there are still times when surgery is the best β€” or only β€” option. Surgery remains the most effective treatment for a range of pelvic conditions, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Menorrhagia
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Cancers of the cervix, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes

Our team of experts excel at the treatment of urinary and pelvic floor disorders. Wherever possible they rely on advanced laparoscopic and other minimally invasive techniques that can result in less scarring and a quicker recovery.