Valley Women’s Health Services

Gynecology


We provide full-scope gynecological care to women of all ages. Our providers can help with just about anything, from a normal well woman visit to more serious concerns. Don’t see something on the list? Call us and either we can help you, or help you find someone who can!

We offer:

  • Annual Well Woman Exams
  • Breast cancer screening recommendations and breast exams
  • Cervical cancer screening and management of abnormal results (Pap smear) (Cervical cancer screening)
  • Family planning and birth control
  • IUD insertion/removal (ParagardMirenaSkyla, Kyleena & Liletta)
  • Nexplanon insertion/removal
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluation of infertility

Common problems that we treat:

  • Routine vaginal complaints, pain, unusual discharge, itching, etc.
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Breast/Pelvic pain
  • Heavy or irregular bleeding and painful periods
  • Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms associated with menopause
  • Post menopausal bleeding
  • Pain with sex or other pelvic pain
  • Vulvar and vaginal disease or infection
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
  • Perimenopause and menopause symptoms, including hormone replacement therapy
  • Ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Urinary Leakage/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Gynecology Procedures we have in office:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Colposcopy(for further evaluation after an abnormal pap smear)
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Endometrial or Uterine Biopsy


Surgery


Should you end up needing surgery as part of your treatment, our goal is to provide safe, effective care with as little disruption to your life as possible. Not all women are the same. When it comes to surgery, the best treatment for you is not necessarily what is best for someone else. Our approach to treatment is to first make a correct diagnosis and then offer a variety of treatment options to best fit your goals.

A few of the surgical treatments available include:

  • Laparoscopy (looking inside of the abdomen)
  • Excision of endometriosis
  • Hysteroscopy (looking inside of the uterus)
  • Endometrial ablation (for excessive uterine bleeding)
  • Sterilization – Bilateral Tubal Litagation (BTL)
  • Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Repair of pelvic prolapse
  • Colporrhaphy – Surgical repair of the vaginal wall
  • Oophorectomy (Removal of ovary)

This is a limited list of the most common procedures and surgical treatment is customized to the needs and goals of the individual patient. Most of these operations can be performed as an outpatient or with a single night hospital stay. If you think that you may need gynecological surgery please do not hesitate to call for an appointment.



Obstetrics


We provide comprehensive obstetrical care. Our doctors and midwives attend vaginal births and cesarean deliveries here at Willamette Valley Medical Center. We care for normal, healthy, pregnant women of all ages as well as women with other medical complications such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Pregnancy is a unique time in life for you, your partner and family. Whether its your first or your fifth child, life changes when a baby is born. We want to help you learn, adapt, and prepare in this special time. We believe that childbirth is a normal and natural process that works best when we don’t interfere. If, for you or your baby’s safety, an intervention becomes necessary, we have the technology and resources to keep you and your baby safe. Most women will visit with all of our providers during their pregnancy. Our nurses have a combined 75 years of experience in obstetrics! Each of us contributes a different piece to the education and care that you receive during the childbearing year. We love what we do, and we strive to give safe, family-centered care.



Ultrasound


At Valley Women’s Health, we can schedule your sonograms here in our clinic. They are performed by Deanna Glawe who is board registered in OB/GYN and has over 20 years of experience. Our physicians interpret the exams themselves, often the same day and work closely to assure timely and accurate results. Ultrasound is a way to look at soft tissues without radiation. Ultrasound waves are high frequency sound waves used to obtain images of soft tissues in the body. Here, at Valley Women’s Health, our state of the art machine allows us to generate 2D, 3D, and 4D images. Most people are familiar with the black and white 2D images. The majority of our diagnostic information comes from 2D images. 3D uses these same sound waves just sent out at different angles and reconfigured by the machine into a 3D image. When the process is constantly updated, we can see 3D in motion – this is referred to as 4D. There are many medical reasons to have an ultrasound. Different exams can require different approaches to gather the information.


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Incontinence


Urinary incontinence – the uncontrollable loss of urine – is a very common problem among women. It is more than just a physical problem; it can have emotional consequences too. Whether you leak only a few drops when you cough or laugh, dribble constantly, or find your entire bladder emptying without warning, incontinence can be so embarrassing that it interferes with living a normal life. Many women find it difficult to discuss and hesitate to bring it up with their health care provider. Some women feel this is just a normal part of aging. Urinary incontinence is treatable! The causes and treatment are varied and often complex. There are three basic types of incontinence: urge, stress, and overflow. Their causes and treatment differ substantially. Some women have more than one type of incontinence. If you are bothered by incontinence, do not hesitate to discuss this with your healthcare provider or make an appointment with one of our physicians. Your appointment will begin with a thorough history and physical exam. If you need additional studies such as urodynamic testing or ultrasound, we are able to schedule and perform them conveniently in our office. Once we have determined the cause of your incontinence, we can come up with a specific plan to help you to improve your quality of life.



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