Care for Women would like to help you understand the testing and treatment options available to you for your situation. Listed are just some of the options that we specialize in here at Care for Women.
For more information, call us today (281) 359-7000 for a consultation.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Testing
Protect yourself against osteoporosis with a bone density test at Care for Women.
Osteoporosis, the silent disease marked by loss of bone mass, is the leading cause of bone fractures in people over age 50. While the risk for women is double what it is for men, fractures can be prevented, and bone loss possibly reversed, if the condition is detected early.
Care for Women was one of the first medical teams in the area to proactively use bone density testing to help detect osteoporosis. Today, as always, we continue to utilize state-of-the-art medical equipment, assessing our patients’ bone health while also scanning for existing fractures … all in a matter of minutes.
Call us today to schedule your quick, simple bone density test. Whether you’re at risk for osteoporosis or you already have it, our board-certified and experienced Ob/Gyn’s will employ today’s most advanced treatments in order to keep you healthy and active. Care for Women’s skilled osteoporosis team evaluates both female and male patients at our Kingwood office, to better serve you.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques
Laparoscopy (Greek for “look into the abdomen”) is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that allows your Care For Women physician to do just that … look directly into your abdomen and at your reproductive organs. The benefits of laparoscopy include smaller incisions and a shorter hospital stay and recovery (it is usually performed on an out-patient basis and, in most cases, eliminates the need for an over-night hospital stay). Laparoscopic surgeries usually take about an hour, and the recovery time is typically a few days.
The laparascope is an instrument similar to a miniature telescope with a fiber optic system that brings light into the abdomen. Approximately as wide as a fountain pen and twice as long, the Laparascope is placed through a small incision made below or inside the navel.
Laparoscopy is recommended to diagnose and treat many gynecologic problems, including endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, and infertility. It is often used to diagnose causes of abdominal pain and can also be used for sterilization (as a permanent method of birth control).
Laparoscopy can be useful in diagnosing and treating many gynecologic problems. Call Care For Women Ob/Gyn today to schedule an appointment and discuss your options with your Care For Women physician.
Importance of Annual Pap Smears and Cervical Cancer Screenings
Did you know that thirty women are diagnosed with cervical cancer on a daily basis in the United States? And did you know that cervical cancer is a preventable disease, caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV)?
Know the facts:
Cervical cancer is not hereditary; it is caused by certain types of HPV and, once a woman is infected, abnormal cells can develop in the cervical lining. If these cells are not found early, pre-cancers and then cancers can develop.
Know the numbers:
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 30 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer daily in the United States.
Approximately 3,700 women die in the USA each year from cervical cancer
An estimated 20 million women become infected with HPV each year (roughly about 8 out of 10 women in their lifetime).
80% of women will have had HPV in their lifetime.
Know how you can prevent it:
See your doctor for annual well woman screenings. Work with your healthcare professional to determine what prevention/treatment plan is right for you.
If you or a loved one is between the ages of 9-26, speak with your doctor about GARDASIL®, a vaccine used in the prevention of cervical cancer, precancerous or dysplastic lesions, and genital warts caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16, and 18.
GARDASIL® is the only cervical cancer vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of human papillomavirus (HPV): 2 types that cause 70% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases.
Call Care For Women today at (281) 359-7000 and schedule your annual Pap smear and Cervical Cancer Screening. Work with your healthcare provider to see what your risks are for developing HPV and what methods of prevention, such as the GARDASIL® vaccination, are available to you.