Personalized Care You Deserve
You’re a superwoman. You move through life with strength, dedication, and confidence. At AdventHealth, we celebrate your capabilities and aim to match them with gynecologic care that supports you in body, mind, and spirit. We call it whole-person care, taking the time and investing in the resources to lift you up in body, mind, and spirit. Part of this care includes providing access to advanced preventive gynecological treatments and minimally invasive procedures. Another part is about making it easier for you to prioritize your own well-being. That's why we provide you with online resources, mobile screenings, and personal coordination specialists within our network of care. Whole-person wellness is your goal. We make it our creed.
While Caring for All of You
- Gynecologic Care Starts With Well-Woman Exams
You lead a busy life and sometimes gynecologic health and screenings can take a back seat. That's okay. At AdventHealth, we're here to help make it easier to prevent and care for gynecologic conditions, starting with comprehensive screenings. Our expert team of gynecologists and other specialists will listen to your concerns, discuss your health-care history, and conduct comprehensive tests in order to give you the information you need to make the best decisions for your life. Your well woman exam and screenings may include:
- Breast Exams
- DEXA Scannings
- Diagnostic Screenings
- Pap Smears
- Pelvic Exams
Count on us to be your guides. We'll keep you informed, answer all of your questions, and lend an ear at any time. Knowing more means you’re empowered to do more, for your body, mind, and spirit.
- Treating a Range of Women's Gynecologic Issues
The focus of your gynecologic care — from early womanhood to family planning to pre- and post-menopause — will change throughout your life. Your health-care needs will evolve as well. At AdventHealth, our experience and advanced gynecological treatment options enable us to help create a plan that's best for you. We’ll provide detailed information, compassionate support, and advanced care to help you push ahead with positivity and strength. Our team offers gynecologic treatment for the following conditions:
- Abdominal Disorders
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Benign Pelvic Masses
- Bladder Prolapse
- Cervical Polyps
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Complex Endometrial Hyperplasia
- Gynecologic Cancers, Such As Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, and Vaginal Cancer
- Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
- Ovarian Masses, Tumors, and Benign Cysts
- Pelvic Pain
- Retroversion of the Uterus
- Sexual Dysfunction or Painful Intercourse
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Uterine Fibroids
- Uterine Prolapse
- Vulvodynia and Vestibulitis
- Proven Women-Centric Treatments. Compassionate Gynecologic Care.
You face all of your life’s hurdles head on. A gynecologic condition can make you pause. At AdventHealth, we're here to help you keep moving forward, giving you the medical care, emotional support, and spiritual guidance you need. Our compassionate team of surgeons, nurses, and technicians comprises one of the most-comprehensive gynecologic surgical programs in the country. Within our network of care, you’ll have access to the latest techniques in minimally invasive procedures, like the robotic-assisted da Vinci® surgery, which helps reduce recovery times, hospital stays, and scarring.
Together, we work to revive your spirit and restore your health, caring for every part of you. Our wide range of gynecological treatments and women’s medical specialties include:
- Behavioral Therapy
- Breast-Care Services
- Cardiovascular Health Care
- Dermatology and Anti-Aging Services
- Family Planning
- Genetic Counseling
- Gynecologic Oncology
- High-Risk Pregnancy Help
- Hormone Therapy for Menopause, Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, and More
- Menopause Management
- Physical Therapy
- Primary Care and Well-Women Care
- Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
- Wellness and Nutrition
At the core of everything we do is a focus on whole-person care. Trust in our team to care for every part of you with a deep attention to your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. You deserve to live a long life of wellness and happiness. Backed by our network, we want to help you do just that.
- Urogynecology Care to Bring Back Your Confidence
All too often, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and other vaginal or pelvic floor issues are assumed to be part of the natural aging process. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Urogynecology brings the gynecology and urology specialties together to help women find answers to their health issues. Our urogynecology doctors are here to help you understand what changes are happening in your body and, most importantly, get you back to enjoying your life with confidence.
Our team offers diagnosis, treatment and management of many urogynecology symptoms and conditions.
There are varying types of incontinence, and each has its own causes. Urogynecology specialists will work closely with you to understand your symptoms.
Common symptoms of incontinence include:
- Difficulty emptying your bladder
- Frequent urination
- Leaking urine
- Overactive bladder
Based on your initial conversation with your doctor, we’ll order diagnostic tests to diagnose your condition accurately.
Then, once your care team better understands what’s causing your urinary incontinence, we’ll create a plan that helps you get back to the life you love.
Pelvic pain in women is more common than many people realize. We take care to identify and treat the unique cause(s) of your pelvic pain.
One of the most common causes is weakening pelvic floor muscles. As women age, the muscles in the pelvis become looser. This can cause many issues and conditions, including:
- Fecal incontinence
- Frequent urination
- Overactive bladder
- Painful urination
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Prolapsed bladder
- Rectovaginal fistula
- Urethral diverticulum
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary retention
- Urinary tract infections
- Vaginal bulging
- Vaginal infections
- Vaginal mesh complications
- Vesicovaginal fistula
Whatever your diagnosis, take comfort in the wide range of treatment options available to you today. From pelvic floor therapy to minimally invasive surgical approaches and much more, we’ll help you find the answers you need.
Let’s Find Answers Together
- Understanding Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common condition that causes the endometrium (the tissue that lines the uterus) to grow outside the uterus, most commonly affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or tissue in the pelvis.
Normally, the endometrium in your uterus thickens during your menstrual cycle. Then, it breaks down and exits the body during your cycle. The endometrium that grows outside your uterus is also hardening during your cycle but is unable to leave the body. This causes irritation, scar tissue and adhesions that can become very painful.
- Endometriosis Symptoms
There are many symptoms of endometriosis. Some women may experience mild symptoms while others experience more severe endometriosis symptoms and pain. Other symptoms include:
- Bloating or nausea (especially during menstrual periods)
- Heavy bleeding between periods
- Heavy periods
- Pain during intercourse
- Painful bowel movements or urination
- Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
- Pelvic pain
- Endometriosis Treatment
There are several effective treatments for endometriosis to help ease your pain and, if desired, improve your fertility. Your doctor may discuss one or more of the following endometriosis treatments:
- Fertility treatments
- Hormone therapy
- Hysterectomy for endometriosis
- Pain medication
- Heavy Bleeding
Heavy menstrual bleeding can be caused by many different conditions or issues, including endometriosis, endocrine disorders or menorrhagia.
Menorrhagia is a very heavy period that lasts more than seven days. Heavy bleeding during a period is defined as needing to change a pad or tampon after two hours or less, or if you pass blood clots the size of a quarter or larger. If you’re experiencing heavy bleeding, you should see your doctor to help identify possible heavy period causes, which may include:
- Bleeding-related disorders
- Hormone-related disorders
- Liver, kidney or thyroid disease
- Uterine-related issues
Talk to your doctor about your heavy periods if you experience a sudden heavy period, regular heavy menstrual bleeding or heavy bleeding between your periods.
- Treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Most women experience urinary tract infections (UTIs) at some point in their lives.
A UTI happens when bacteria get into the urinary tract. A UTI can affect any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.
Some UTI symptoms include:
- Blood in urine
- Feeling tired, shaky or confused
- Foul-smelling urine
- Frequent urination
- Painful urination (including a burning sensation)
- Pressure in the lower abdomen
- Urine that looks dark, milky or cloudy
Fortunately, UTIs are easily treated with antibiotics, but it’s important to diagnose your infection before it spreads or causes serious complications.
Be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor if you experience any of these common UTI symptoms in women.