Women's Services

Phone Numbers

Mammogram Appointments
(803) 791-2486
Pelvic Pain & Incontinence
(803) 791-2397
Pre-Register for Childbirth
(803) 791-2560
Tour the Birth Center
(803) 791-2229
Find a Midwife
(803) 791-8100
Request a Doula
(803) 791-2631
Infant Security Line
(803) 791-2631
New Parent Help Line
(803) 791-2525

Services & Treatments

Make an Appointment

With practitioners across the Midlands, one of our locations is sure to be convenient for you.

Find an OB/GYN

"They are kind, they are caring, they are professional and I just feel comfortable there."

— Angela, Women’s Services Patient

Annual Exams

You'll see your usual OB/GYN provider each year for a wellness and preventive care exam.

Well Woman Physical Exams

Your doctor will check your height, weight and blood pressure.

Pap Test or Pap Smear

Detects signs of cervical cancer. Get a Pap test every three years starting at age 21. If you have abnormal results, you should have another Pap test the following year.

Breast Exam

Your doctor will examine your breasts for any lumps or abnormalities.

Contraceptive Options

Full range of birth control options, including IUDs.

HPV Vaccines

Recommended for women under 26 and as young as 11 to protect against cervical cancer.

Adolescent Gynecology

Starting between ages 13 and 15.

Breast Health

Our Breast Health Center provides nationally recognized evaluation and screening of breast abnormalities.

Mammograms and Screenings

In-office and mobile mammography as well as advanced diagnostics including:

  • Mammography (3-D)
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic Biopsy (non-surgical)
  • Ultrasound Biopsy
  • MRI Biopsy

Five-Day Detection to Diagnosis

Our model for evaluating and diagnosing masses and breast abnormalities has been adopted nationally for its efficiency and accuracy.

Cyst Drainage

During this procedure, a needle is used to remove fluid from painful breast cysts.

Sexual Health

HPV Vaccines

Recommended for women under 26 and as young as 11 to protect against cervical cancer.

STI/STD Testing

Tests can involve a swab, urine sample or blood test depending on your symptoms or type of infection.

Sexual Dysfunction

Your physician will help diagnose the cause of your sexual dysfunction and help you find the right course of treatment.

Uterine & Cervical Abnormalities

Abnormal Pap & Cervical Results

Your physician may perform a colposcopy to closely examine your cervix and pelvic tissues for signs of abnormalities. He or she may take a small amount of tissue to be tested.

Treatments

If your physician finds abnormalities with your cervix or pelvic tissue, he or she may perform a procedure to remove the abnormal cells or tissue.

  • LEEP, using a small electrical wire to remove the abnormal cells
  • Cryosurgery, freezing the abnormal tissue

Menstrual Disorder Management

Your physician will work with you to diagnose the cause of your menstrual disorder and help you determine the best course of treatment.

Abnormal Bleeding

Your physician may perform one of a few procedures to determine and treat the cause of the bleeding:

  • Gynecological Ultrasonography, taking an ultrasound of your pelvic organs
  • Hydrohysterosonogram, taking an ultrasound of your uterus
  • Hysteroscopy D&C, removing abnormal or problematic tissue from the uterus
  • Endometrial Ablation, non-surgical removal of the uterine lining

Fibroid Management

Fibroids are usually diagnosed during your annual exam and can be managed non-surgically or through surgical removal.

Incontinence & Frequent Urination

Urine Tests

Can detect urinary tract infections, bladder infections and kidney infections.

  • Urodynamic Testing, scans of the bladder and urethra
  • Corrective Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstruction

Pelvic Floor Program

A woman's health physical therapist can provide an individualized treatment plan to help with urinary incontinence and frequency.

Pelvic Pain

Diagnosis & Treatments

  • Management of Pain
  • Endometriosis Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Pelvic Reconstruction

Pelvic Floor Program

A woman's health physical therapist can provide an individualized treatment plan to help with pelvic pain.

Fertility & Conception

Treatment & Management

  • Infertility Evaluation and Initial Treatment
  • Miscarriage Management
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Management
  • Repeated Pregnancy Loss Evaluation & Management

Menopause Management

Symptom Treatment

A decrease in natural hormones during menopause can cause bone loss (osteoporosis) and unpleasant symptoms like:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Mood Swings
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Loss of Concentration
  • Fatigue

Hormone Replacement Therapy

You may take hormone replacements in a variety of forms: pills, patches, gel, spray or injections.

Bioidentical Hormones

Plant estrogen hormones that are identical in chemical makeup to human hormones. You may take bioidentical hormone replacements in a variety of forms: pills, patches, creams, gels or injections.

Bone Density & Osteoporosis Evaluation

  • DEXA Bone Density Scan
  • Osteoperosis & Fracture Prevention Methods
  • Initial Treatment for Osteoperosis (if needed)

When to get a bone density scan?

After age 65, women should have their bone density evaluated.

Colonoscopies

When to get a colonoscopy?

Women should have their first test at age 50 and repeat every ten years. Tests should be conducted more regularly if you receive abnormal results.

If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should start testing at ten years younger than the age your family member was when diagnosed.

Advanced Technology & Treatment

3-D Mammography

Detects breast cancer earlier and more accurately than traditional 2-D mammograms.

What is it?

  • The clearest, most detailed view of breast tissue available.
  • Detects lesions as small as 2mm.

What are the benefits?

  • Improves cancer detection by 29%.
  • Detects 40% more of cancer types.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgical procedures help reduce time to recover and reduce possibility of complications.

What is it?

  • Surgery performed through the smallest incision size possible.
  • Just as effective as traditional surgery.

What are the benefits?

  • Less time needed to recover.
  • Limited scarring.

Research Trials

Our experienced physician investigators at Vista Women's Research conduct research affecting all areas of women's health in a welcoming setting.

What is it?

  • Clinical trials for women's health, surgery, and general medicine.
  • Full, state-of-the-art research facility.

Select Trials

  • Endometriosis
  • Migraines
  • Uterine Fibroids